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Editorial staff • Again. Again deaths, injured, desperate families,  horrified friends. This time, in Lahore, in Pakistan and just at Easter. At least 65 people are dead and more than 300 seriously injured after the suicide attack on this Easter Sunday. A heavy explosion in the parking lot of a park in the metropolis of Lahore. The explosive device detonated very close to the children’s swings. The park and the parking lot are full of families. Most of the dead are children and their mothers. The Taliban have confessed thatRead More
Editorial staff • Once again. Once again innocent victims who lost their lives or were seriously injured. Once again families and friends in pain. Once again doctors, policemen, priests, journalists working beyond exhaustion to save lives, to comfort, to provide  security, to spread less  panic and more clarity … Let us all be Brussels. We are all Brussels. United in prayer, in solidarity, in capital of grace,  in pain. We are in the Holy Week. The Way of the Cross of Jesus is not a tale from past times. IsRead More
BELMONTE, by Maria Fischer • During his general audience, which coincided with Ash Wednesday, and on the eve of the 12th Apostolic Trip taking him to Mexico as a “Missionary of Mercy and of Peace,” Pope Francis asked to be accompanied with prayer: “The day after tomorrow, I shall embark on my Apostolic Journey to Mexico, but first I will go to Havana to meet my dear Brother Kirill. I entrust to your prayers both the meeting with Patriarch Kirill and the visit to Mexico.” On 11 February, the FeastRead More
ARGENTINA, by Carlos and Lilita Ricciardi • The Argentinean Marian Family Missions of the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement will be carried out during the Year of Mercy from 24-31 January 2016, in Magdalena, Province of Buenos Aires, which is called the City of Mercy. Magdalena– City of Mercy The first “Divine Mercy City” is located in the Magdalena area. St. John Paul II (The mercy and family Pope) declared the world’s first one, thanks to the efforts of Bishop Ángel Diamante DÂuro, the pastor, at that time, of St. Mary MagdaleneRead More
schoenstatt.org Editorial Staff • Every year, the Vatican publishes the Holy Father’s intentions for each month of the year: they reference the current challenges confronting humanity. They have always been disseminated in different ways: in parish bulletins, Catholic radio stations, and diocesan websites, in summary by every conceivable avenue. Or as they say, business as usual. This is how it has been until this year. On Wednesday, 6 January, the Epiphany of the Lord, the project, “the Pope Video§, was launched, in which the Holy Father explained his intentions forRead More
POPE FRANCIS IN AFRICA, by Sarah-Leah Pimentel, schoenstatt.org • Pope Francis again abandoned his prepared speech – as he sometimes does – when the events around him stir something deep within him and cause him to speak from his heart. This was the case during the Holy Father’s meeting with the Kenyan youth on 27 November at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi. After hearing the questions of two young people who asked him why war, fanaticism and destruction seem to happen among young people, Pope Francis answered them in his nativeRead More
By Sarah-Leah Pimentel, South Africa, member of Schoenstatt.org`s editorial board • There is not a lot of good news these days. Turn on the television and you hear about Syrian refugees being denied entry to Europe, civil strife in Palestine, Burundi, and Burkina Faso, families torn apart by gang and drug violence in Mexico and South Africa, extremist terrorist groups laying waste to parts of the Middle East and Africa, human rights abuses in Myanmar, Paraguay, and Angola. How do you find hope and joy? The question that the SchoenstattRead More
Pontifical Coucil for Justice and Peace • At the end of his weekly General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis recalled that next Tuesday, September 1st, the Church will mark the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Following in the footsteps of the Orthodox Church, Catholics are encouraged to organize prayer and practical initiatives to combat the environmental crisis facing our planet. Noting that local Churches around the world are planning events to reflect on the ways our lifestyles impact the environment, the Pope said he will beRead More
By Manuel de la Barreda Mingot, Madrid, Spain • Often when we pray, we are overcome with worry, sometimes motivated by curiosity, and at other times from laziness itself in thinking that it is the same whether I pray in my room, in my Home Shrine, in front of the Tabernacle, at Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, or even after receiving Holy Communion. The concern is that if God is everywhere what does it matter where and how I pray? The question is certainly logical, and it is often respondedRead More
My name is Manuel de la Barreda Mingot. I have been married for twenty-four years to Lourdes Navarro, and we have four children ages 22, 20, 18, and 8. The third one, Javier, has Down syndrome and he is adopted • We have been a part of the Madrid Family League for sixteen years. We formed a life group with couples who are friends of ours and we have been able to keep it stable until now with few changes. We made our Covenant of Love in 2003 with partRead More