life Tag

Authority and Responsibilities of Governance in Lay Aggregations
VATICAN, Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life • On September 16, 2021, the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life summoned the moderators, presidents, and international leaders of all ecclesial movements, new communities, and associations recognized or erected by the Holy See to reflect on the theme “The responsibility of governance in lay aggregations. An ecclesial service”. — The core issue of the day was that of closely examining the themes included in the General Decree “The International Associations of the Faithful“, with the aim of reflecting together on the exerciseRead More
YOUTH – THE NOW OF THE CHURCH, WYD LISBON 2023 • The Holy Father announced that the #WYD and the World Meeting of #Families have each been postponed for one year: #Rome2022, #Lisboa2023.— Taking heed of the concerns of families and young people to adjust these events according to changed logistical circumstances and requirements, wanting to promote better organizational and pastoral preparation, taking into account the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic is having and will have on families and young people, these are the reasons behind the postponement of theRead More
PARAGUAY, Mabel and Aldo Alonso • In October 2011, Aldo and I together began to write our story, knowing that it would not be easy, but we never thought it would be so difficult. A short time after being married, a tumor was discovered in my head. We suffered, but we were able to overcome our first great trial. Later I became pregnant and joy filled our home. Weeks later, I lost my baby, and the sorrow was so profound that it seemed impossible for us to recover. Although weRead More
SCHOENSTATTERS AT THE SERVICE OF THE CHURCH: Fr. Alexandre Awi, the new secretary for the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life On 1 September, Fr. Alexandre Awi, a Schoenstatt Father from Brazil, who up until May this year was the National Movement Director for Brazil, officially took up his task as the Secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. Before starting his new job and after having spent several months in the house of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Trastévere, Rome, where he finished his doctoral thesis and studiedRead More
PARAGUAY, from Tupãrenda magazine At eight months of pregnancy, Alicia and Nelson recall their moments of disillusion and discouragement as something far away. Like every newly married couple, they experienced their first days and months in the midst of emotion and with details of their own “honeymoon”. Shortly after uniting their lives, they had the desire to be parents; it was a desire that increased more and more. The first three years of marriage passed with their enthusiasm intact.  The attempt to conceive remained strong, and despite no clinical impediment,Read More
Interview with Msgr. Peter Wolf, Oberkirch, Germany Now into the heart of vibrant human life! Seize the opportunity with both hands! This seems to be more necessary today than if we can talk with all sorts of abstract theories about things. Go into practical life! When we take hold of it, it is there in all its fullness. From an editorial meeting of schoenstatt.org? It could be, but it isn’t. Pope Francis to cardinals or priests? It would fit, but it also isn’t. A good translation of an appeal during Read More
PARAGUAY, Horacio Chavez • On the first Friday of each month at Holy Mary of the Trinity Church in Tupãrenda, there is a Mass of Healing and Deliverance, where many faithful from different parts of the country come to encounter Jesus and the Holy Spirit seeking healing for their soul. On one of the last Fridays, while I walked toward the church, a lady with her little grandson stopped me, and she commented that she had a strange happiness and joy for this child, who was visiting this holy placeRead More
ARGENTINA, Fr. José María Iturrería • We arrived! After six days and 150 km of pilgrimage, “Brochero’s mailmen” arrived at the Shrine of the Virgen del Tránsito and of Cura Brochero, where the remains of the Argentinean saint rest. “Brochero Road!…Following the footsteps of the Saint!” was the motto that resounded in shouts several times inside the church filled with people of all ages, all devoted to the Holy Priest. We had arrived, and we shared our joy with everyone who saw us, after the great physical effort and aRead More
MEXICO, Patricia de la Garza de Silveyra • On Saturday, 10 September 2016, in approximately 110 Mexican cities, more than 1,250,000 people exercised their rights as citizens for public expression, to make our voice heard in support of the natural family, marriage between a man and woman and the right to educate our children according our principles and values. In Monterrey, we marched peacefully, dressed in white with pink balloons for women and blue ones for the men, without disturbances or affecting others. We walked shoulder to shoulder with peopleRead More
By Francisco Pistilli, Bishop of Encarnación, Paraguay •   When mercy is talked about, one begins to think about many things….. I would like to mention something concrete about this year:  since it was God himself who placed us into this since this past February, in tune with the Jubilee Year.  As a result of the Paraguay River flooding, and the communities flooded in the Pilar zone, here in Encarnación especially there was a team formed called “Itapúa Solidarity” with initiatives from the Government, the City, the Rotary Club, theRead More