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INTERNATIONAL, Maria Fischer • In more and more dioceses and countries, Masses are suspended until Easter, as a painful but necessary means to stop the spread of the coronavirus and thus to care for the most vulnerable and the health system. In the middle of Lent we are challenged to live in spiritual communion and to live as a domestic Church. But in the midst of this panorama creativity and hope arise, taking advantage of the connecting and evangelizing potential of the Internet. From the Vatican, from the Original Shrine,Read More
TOGETHER FOR EUROPE, Editorial Office • “The Fall of the Wall for Christians” – this is the title of an interview in the Newsletter of Vatican News (German) on November 11th with the press references of the network “Together for Europe”, which celebrated its 20th birthday in Ottmaring and Augsburg with a meeting weekend and celebration.— “At the place where 20 years ago representatives of the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church signed the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, about 300 representatives from 55 Christian communities andRead More
Fr Elmar Busse • If you look at the Schoenstatt Shrine App or the world map of the over two hundred Schoenstatt shrines, it becomes evident that Schoenstatt is a worldwide Movement of renewal with particularly dynamic life in Latin America. How did it all start? In retrospect the talk Fr Kentenich gave on 18 October 1914 in the newly renovated cemetery chapel on the Pallottine property in Vallendar-Schoenstatt is seen as the moment when the Schoenstatt Movement began. The developing seed with its new spirituality reached its completion inRead More
Together for Europe, Press Release • In the framework of the European Congress of the Ecumenical Network “Together for Europe”, speakers from politics, society and the economy will take part in seventeen panel discussions on 1 July with various Christian churches and guests from all over Europe, and interested citizens of Munich, for example, on present-day persecution of Christians with Johannes Singhammer, Vice-President of the Bundestag (German Parliament) and the Anglican Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali; or about reconciliation with Yale lecturer Prof. Miroslav Volf PhD; or about the opportunities for theRead More