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20/04/2018
Local Churhces
Reflections and testimonies of the National Office of the Italian Episcopal Conference to walk on the “Roads of Happiness”

Four days of meetings, reflections, and conferences to trace “Roads of Happiness” in the man-woman alliance. This is the theme of the 20th National Week of Study on Conjugal and Family Spirituality, organized by the National Office of Family Ministry of the Italian Bishops’ Conference and scheduled ...

19/04/2018
#Synod2018
The testimony of Dewi Praswida, a young Muslim from Indonesia who participated in the Pre-Synod Meeting

“March 19, 2018 is a day that will never be forgotten in the course of my life. Who would have thought me, Muslim women from the border region of Central Java with East Java can shake hands directly with the head of the Holy See of the Vatican as well as the leader of Catholics around the world.” ...

19/04/2018
#Synod2018
The testimony of Dewi Praswida, a young Muslim from Indonesia who participated in the Pre-Synod Meeting

“March 19, 2018 is a day that will never be forgotten in the course of my life. Who would have thought me, Muslim women from the border region of Central Java with East Java can shake hands directly with the head of the Holy See of the Vatican as well as the leader of Catholics around the world.” ...

10/04/2018
Pope Francis
The Apostolic Exhortation “Gaudete et exsultate”: One becomes a saint by living the beatitudes

Pope Francis has chosen to put the spirit of joy in the opening of his most recent Apostolic Exhortation. “Gaudete et exsultate”—“Rejoice and be glad” is the title of the document, which recalls the words that Jesus addresses “to those who are persecuted or humiliated because of him.” In the five ...

18/04/2018
Family
Interventions of Father Gutiérrez in Honduras on the challenges of the family and the pastoral work required today

“Seek new ways to transmit faith in Jesus Christ, to help young people discover the splendor and beauty of human and divine love, of the body and sexual difference in order to go out to meet situations of fragility.” This is the invitation launched by Fr. José Guillermo Gutiérrez Fernández, an ...

07/04/2018
Brazil
National meeting of the coordinators “La Pastoral da Pessoa Idosa”

From 22 to 25 March, the National Meeting of the coordinators “La Pastoral da Pessoa Idosa” was held in Curitiba, Brazil, with the participation of Vittorio Scelzo from our Dicastery’s Section for Life. “La Pastoral” is a structure of social action of the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference which, through ...

20/04/2018
Local Churhces
Reflections and testimonies of the National Office of the Italian Episcopal Conference to walk on the “Roads of Happiness”

Four days of meetings, reflections, and conferences to trace “Roads of Happiness” in the man-woman alliance. This is the theme of the 20th National Week of Study on Conjugal and Family Spirituality, organized by the National Office of Family Ministry of the Italian Bishops’ Conference and scheduled ...

13/04/2018
Local Churches
A reflection on Amoris Laetitia from the Bishops of Lombardy

“We are addressing the diocesan and religious priests, the pastoral workers, and the families of our local churches to express our views on the reception of this important document in our context. We are doing this after a bit of time, so that we may enrich these widespread reflections and ...