Mother of the Church Tag

POPE FRANCISCO • At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, the memorial of St. John XXIII, the Holy Father Francis presided at the Eucharistic Celebration in St. Peter’s Basilica on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council. — Pope John XXIII officially opened the Second Vatican Council on October 11, 1962 during a solemn ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica, setting in motion a four-year event that would see the Church open its doors to the world in a process of “updating” (inRead More
UNIVERSAL CHURCH, editorial team• An unexpected surprise was published on Saturday, 3 March: In a Decree from the Congregation for Divine Worship, the Vatican established that the memorial of the Virgin Mary as “Mother of the Church” will be celebrated every year on the Monday following the Feast of Pentecost. In countries like Argentina and Poland, this feast day is already included in the calendar “approved according to the norm of particular law, in the future it may continue to be celebrated in the same way.”—   The decree beginsRead More
Interview with Albert and Aloisia Busch, Germany, Schoenstatt Family Institute • You posed the topic of Belmonte during one of your meetings of the Schoenstatt Family Institute.  In what context? Albert Busch:  Yes, during the annual meeting of the German-speaking region in August of 2016, the topic was the missionary task we have to support in the Church and in the world  – we as the responsible and enlivening nucleus within the Schoenstatt Family Work.  Our meeting took on the character of a re-orientation in agreement with the memorandum, whichRead More
The Holy See Press Office/AICA • The Holy See Press Office gave the following summary of the Letter by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Iuvenescit Ecclesia (The Church Rejuvenates) to the Bishops of the Catholic Church Regarding the Relationship Between Hierarchical and Charismatic Gifts in the Life and the Mission of the Church: The following is a summary of the Letter of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Iuvenescit Ecclesia” (The Church rejuvenates), to the bishops of the Catholic Church on the relationship between hierarchicalRead More