Pope Francis Tag

Authority and Responsibilities of Governance in Lay Aggregations
VATICAN, Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life • On September 16, 2021, the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life summoned the moderators, presidents, and international leaders of all ecclesial movements, new communities, and associations recognized or erected by the Holy See to reflect on the theme “The responsibility of governance in lay aggregations. An ecclesial service”. — The core issue of the day was that of closely examining the themes included in the General Decree “The International Associations of the Faithful“, with the aim of reflecting together on the exerciseRead More
dolor
By Dr. Eduardo Jurado Bejar, Ecuador • As we watch what is happening in Venezuela, Haiti, Afghanistan, sub-Saharan Africa and I wonder if it moves us. — If something moves us, it means that it bothers us, worries us, changes us. It moves us toward someone or something; it means that it hits us at an emotional level. Erich Fromm pointed out that love and solidarity — if genuine — are universal. He said that if someone loves a human being, he or she also loves humanity. Solidarity is aRead More
Gnadenbild Maria Knotenlöserin in Buenos Aires
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • Pope Francis has invited a worldwide prayer initiative during the month of May to ask for the end of the coronavirus pandemic. The Pontifical Council for promoting the New Evangelization, responsible at the Vatican, has chosen a Marian shrine for each day of the month. The prayer will therefore be taken to shrines on the five continents. — There was and still is a specific prayer intention for each day, each of the 30 shrines prayed the rosary in a non-specific way and always inRead More
Peregrina Venezuela
VENEZUELA/CHILE, Maria Fischer • “Thank you for letting me share my story,” says Luis Osvaldo Ortiz Oropeza, an Venezuelan who has been living in Santiago de Chile for four years. “If it is to give praise and glory to Christ and to spread love for Mary, I’m always happy for the Blessed Mother to be in the limelight. Because she is the one who is writing the missionary story in my life.” — A missionary story of my life. A message in honor of World Communications Day that the universalRead More
rosario pandemia
ARGENTINA, Inés Petiti • The family of the Holy Rosary of the Pilgrim Mother in Goya invites everyone to pray the rosary during the month of May, joining in the Holy Father’s request. — Everyone is invited to gather at 13:00 local at any shrine, church, home shrine or heart shrine. The rosary will unite us in a network of shrines, in a covenant of love that calls on the Lord’s help to put an end to the pandemic. Thirty shrines, representing all the shrines of the world, will prayRead More
Rosario en los santuarios
POPE FRANCIS – MONTH OF MAY IN 30 SHRINES • On Saturday, 1 May, Pope Francis presided over the praying of the Rosary during the inauguration of the prayer marathon for the end of the pandemic, that will continue every day throughout May in various Marian shrines around the world, in a “rosary without borders,” as Alessandro De Carolis, from Vatican Media described. — “From ‘W’ for Walsingham to ‘P’ for Pompeii. This is the alphabet of the Rosary, the alpha and omega of the worldwide Marian marathon, that beganRead More
URBI ET ORBI 2021
URBI ET ORBI 2021 • So many needs and society’s misery are knocking on our doors during these times, amid the hope that there can be a remedy or a solution. Is Schoenstatt acting within the context of these times in which we find ourselves? Or are many resources being channeled in a dualistic and narcissistic manner that overshadows everything, a process that certainly must also take place? […] Do we have solutions to the difficult social situations? Do we have answers that we can offer to the migratory movementRead More
Ir a Galilea
EASTER VIGIL 2021, POPE FRANCIS • Go to Galilee. This is Christ’s invitation, which the Holy Father makes his own Easter after Easter. In his homily during the Easter Vigil, Pope Francis explains what it means to “go to Galilee” to see Jesus again. Firstly, it means to “begin anew” from the “place of our first love.” Because it is always possible to “begin anew” and to overcome our weaknesses, even after the pandemic. Secondly, to “go to Galilee” means, according to the Pope, “setting out on new paths” becauseRead More
Familia Amoris Laetitia
AMORIS LAETITIA FAMILY YEAR, Maria Fischer • To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the publication of the Amoris Laetitia apostolic exhortation about the beauty and joy of family love, Pope Francis on 19 March inaugurated a “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year, which will end on 26 June 2022, at the X World Meeting of Families in Rome. — This special year is an initiative of the Holy Father, who is inviting us to engage in a renewed reading of the document and proposes reaching all families around the world by meansRead More
PARAGUAY, Roberto M. González and Maria Fischer • The riot in the Tacumbú prison, the largest in Paraguay, ended with seven deaths from stab wounds, some with their throats slit, only two of them were convicted prisoners. This is not just another piece of news. I am thinking that our boys, those boys I met in the juvenile prison, those boys who offered me the first tereré (local drink) of my life, who told me about their dreams for a family, for a dignified life, when they turn 18 mayRead More