Pope Francis Tag

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Maria Fischer, Germany • Holocaust Memorial Day, January 27, 2024, a bright sunny winter day. As I drive to the nursing home, the home where my sister lives since some years, as I do every Saturday, I hear on the radio about the many demonstrations today against right-wing extremism, against xenophobia, against anti-Semitism, for an open, colorful, diverse democracy. And I regret that I didn’t take a few hours off work on January 22 to attend the demonstration in Bonn. Thousands were there. At the end we sang the OdeRead More
Alegria en la diversidad
THE POPE VIDEO, editorial team • In The Pope Video for January, Pope Francis encourages us “to recognize the gift of different charisms within the Christian communities, and to discover the richness of different ritual traditions within the Catholic Church.” The Holy Father’s intention becomes a moving appeal: “There is no need to fear the diversity of charisms in the Church.” — Christians need to understand and live “the gift of diversity in the Church.” This is the powerful prayer intention that Pope Francis shares in the first Pope VideoRead More
POPE FRANCIS, Journey to Mongolia • As usual, in his catechesis at the Wednesday general audience following his return from an apostolic journey, Pope Francis retraced the most significant stages of the country he visited: Mongolia, with barely 2,000 Catholics. He stressed the need to widen the limits of our gaze, to widen our heart in order to understand each person, each culture. — “Thinking of the boundless and silent expanses of Mongolia, let us be stirred by the need to extend the confines of our gaze, please: broaden theRead More
JMJ Lisboa 2023
WYD Lisbon 2023, Maria Fischer • It feels like going through withdrawal. The thousands of young people are missing, the hectic pace of press releases and photos offered by the WYD Lisbon 2023 press center, the live transmissions, the work against the clock of the schoenstatt.org team to cover the experiences in Lisbon… What will the youth of this World Youth Day take with them? And what about us? What about the many critics who were not there, but “know” that there was a lack of critical press, that everythingRead More
Easter 2023
POPE FRANCIS, EASTER 2023 • “To rise again, to begin again, to resume the journey, we always need to return to Galilee; not to the encounter with an abstract, ideal Jesus, but to the living, concrete and throbbing memory of the first encounter with Him. Yes, brothers and sisters, to walk we must remember, to have hope we must nourish the memory. This is the invitation: remember and walk! If you recover the first love, the wonder and joy of the encounter with God, you will go forward. Remember andRead More
POPE FRANCIS ON APOSTOLIC ZEAL • “It is not to transmit an ideology or a doctrine – in quotation marks – about God, no. It is to transmit God who becomes life in me,” Pope Francis said in his catechesis on evangelization. It is to transmit God who becomes life in me,” said Pope Francis in his catechesis on evangelization on Wednesday, March 22. Without fear of searching, without fear of new words, without fear of dialogue with the real world, always go beyond: “Beyond our confines, beyond our barriers,Read More
10 año del Papa Francisco en la catedral de Buenos Aires
TEN YEARS OF PAPE FRANCIS, María Fischer • “Today, from his homeland, we continue to entrust him to our Mother del Buen Aire and to his Father, St. Joseph. That is why we wanted to celebrate in this cathedral, his cathedra, from which he left us gestures and words that we keep in our memory and in our hearts,” said Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli on March 13, 2023, in the Cathedral of Buenos Aires, ten years after the election of his predecessor, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, as Pope. — “TheRead More
PORTUGAL, Lena Castro Valente • At the beginning of 2022, an article of mine appeared on schoenstatt.org about the establishment of an Independent Commission commissioned by the Portuguese Episcopal Conference to investigate the abuse of children by priests, pastoral workers, scouts and others “in the life and work of the Church in Portugal over the last 50 years.” A year has passed and, as promised, the Independent Commission has submitted its report to the Portuguese Episcopal Conference (CEP). — On February 13 of this year, in a press conference, theRead More
Jornada con el personal de limpieza
ECUADOR, Fr. Rafael Amaya /mfi • In Quito, Ecuador, there are two schools: the one that has already been mentioned several times in articles on schoenstatt.org, of the “Niños de Maria” project, in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of the city, and the Joseph Engling School, which belongs to the Network of Kentenich Schools. — For the beginning of Lent, a group of Schoenstatters from the Shrine of Quito, gathered with the cleaning staff of the Joseph Engling School, that is, with the people who do the difficult work, “WeRead More
Comunicar cordialmente
WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS 2023, mf • “Communicating in a cordial manner means that those who read or listen to us are led to welcome our participation in the joys, fears, hopes and suffering of the women and men of our time. “, one of the key phrases in Pope Francis’ message for World Communications Day 2023. In the workshops on “Communication according to the MTA model” of Fr. Joseph Kentenich we usually say that what we relate has to pass through our own heart. To let ourselves beRead More