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Sexual abuse – now what?, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke • Today’s Gospel[1] presents us with a very strong contrast: On the one hand we have Peter and the other apostles, who left everything and followed Jesus – they received the promise of recompense and eternal life. On the other hand is the unnamed “rich man”: he preferred his material goods to following Jesus – he remained alone with his sadness.– In these days, we have experienced a similar, but perhaps stronger contrast: today the Pope Francisco canonized 7 people, wonderful examplesRead More
PARAGUAY, Leticia Deggiovani Fariña • During the very difficult and sorrowful moment of her mother’s sudden death, Leticia Deggiovani Fariña felt that Mary the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt, whom she already knew, ran to meet her.  — The Blessed Mother has come into my life at different times. Without being aware of her call, she was there, seeking me as her ally, and wanting to conquer my heart. I was not close to the Movement when I met her, although I always had the Blessed Mother present in myRead More
Carlos E. Barrio y Lipperheide, Argentina • I am saddened by the profound events that dress our contemporary world in mourning.  To cite just a few examples, I think of the recent attack in Barcelona, the hungry and desperate immigrants who reach the developed world’s closed doors, the hunger and misery of so many who cannot find a way to escape their poverty. These pains bring me to the cross of inconsolable people that are destroyed, anxious and hopeless. The weight of so many crosses, much crueler than mine!  WhatRead More
FRANCIS IN THE UNITED STATES • His first Mass in the United States. In Spanish. A very festive liturgy and the Holy Father won everyone over with his simplicity, humility, his clarity, and politeness in saying what he thinks. “The holy and faithful People of God are not afraid of losing their way; they are afraid of becoming self-enclosed, frozen into élites, clinging to their own security. They know that self-enclosure, in all the many forms it takes, is the cause of so much apathy.” Pope Francis called for aRead More