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Laudato Si
Global Catholic Climate Movement • During the recent Season of Creation, the Colombia chapter of the Global Catholic Climate Movement had an idea: How can we more broadly share the life-changing message of Laudato Si’, one of integral ecology, caring for our common home, and uniting with our sisters and brothers across the world to work against the climate crisis? Led by coordinator Lina Sedano Rodríguez, the Colombia chapter realized the best way was to make the encyclical more accessible. Share the encyclical by reading it aloud to thousands ofRead More
Economy of Francesco
ECONOMY OF FRANCESCO • The Economy of Francesco,​ an international event featuring young economists and entrepreneurs from all over the world, will kick off on Thursday​ 19 November and will be live streamed on the francescoeconomy.org portal. It has been confirmed that, to conclude this three-day event, Pope​ Francis will virtually participate with a video message to the young participants connected online with the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. For the occasion, on 21​ November at 11 pm (Italian time), the monument to Christ​ the Redeemer in Rio deRead More
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR, Nov. 15, 2020 • It is not the world’s day of poverty. It is the world day of the poor. The Pope of the Poor, as many call him, puts them at the center. The poor, the 100 at Mass, the thousands of poor, but concrete poor: those who have no roof over their heads, those who do not know how to pay their bills, those who suffer from hunger, those who have no money to pay for their studies or those of their children?Read More
P. Alexandre Awi
POPE FRANCIS/ VATICAN • The Holy Father has appointed as advisor to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America the Reverend Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, of the Schönstatt Fathers, secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. — Rev. Father Alexandre Awi Mello, I. Sch., was born on January 17, 1971, in Rio de Janeiro. He was ordained a priest on 7 July 2001, as a member of the Secular Institute of Schönstatt Fathers, and he has occupied the following positions: Parish Vicar of Nossa Senhora das Dores inRead More
COVENANT OF LOVE IN TIMES OF CORONAVIRUS, Maria Fischer with Pilar de Beas • “They copied us,” says Pilar de Beas upon learning of the campaign launched by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life. Following the words of Pope Francis after the Angelus on July 26th, the dicastery launched the campaign “The elderly are your grandparents” to invite young people throughout the world to make a gesture of tenderness towards elderly people who feel lonely, because “every elderly is your grandfather or grandmother and they need you!”Read More
SCHOENSTATT SOCIAL, Maria Fischer • “The visit to the Vatican continues to circulate”, writes Father Pedro Kühlcke. The visit to the Vatican: through Pamela Fabiano from the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Development, Father Pedro Kühlcke was invited to the International Congress of Catholic prison chaplains at the Vatican. During the concluding audience with the Pope he was able to present him with the book “Libertad en la cárcel”, Freedom in Prison, in which he describes his experiences with Father Kentenich’s pedagogy of working in prisons. The texts ofRead More
UNITED IN PRAYER FOR THE WORLD, WITH POPE FRANCIS • United in prayer to invoke the help and assistance of Our Lady in the pandemic, and to entrust the whole of humanity to the Lord. On 30 May 2020, at 5:30 pm, Pope Francis will preside over the prayer of the Holy Rosary from the Grotto of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens. The Marian celebration, to be broadcast live on via satellite, is organised by the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation, on the theme: “Devoted and with one accordRead More
INTERNATIONAL, editors• “And since prayer is a universal value, I have accepted the proposal of the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity for believers of all religions to unite spiritually this 14 May for a day of prayer, fasting, and works of charity, to implore God to help humanity overcome the coronavirus pandemic. Remember: 14 May, all believers together, believers of different traditions, to pray, fast, and perform works of charity.” This was announced by the Holy Father on Sunday, May 3, after the prayer of the Regina Coeli. — InRead More
CHILE/MADRUGADORES INTERNACIONAL, Octavio Galarce •  On Wednesday morning, the 29th, we Madrugadores felt a great joy, when we received the response of Pope Francis to a letter in which we told him that on Saturday, May 2nd, more than 300 communities from 16 countries: Portugal, Spain, Germany, United States, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Chile, would unite spiritually with him – and with each other – by participating “live” through Zoom, YouTube Madrugadores Chile, and YouTube from the Vatican, inRead More
EASTER 2020 – MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS IN THE URBI ET ORBI BLESSING • The Dutch flowers prepared for the Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square remained in Holland. We stayed at home. We returned to the celebrations in the homes as the first communities, from all the nations intertwined in front of the screens. Pope Francis came out to speak to us and to bless, once again, the city and the world. In his speech, in which as every Easter he reviewed all the world’s current events,Read More