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14/01/2022
#IamChurch
The fourth video in the #IamChurch series

The fourth video in the #IamChurch series is a reflection by Australian Jesuit priest, Fr. Justin Glyn S.J., who - starting from his condition of disability - addresses the issue of limits, which belongs to every human being. Glyn - who has dealt with the same topics in an issue of La Civiltà ...

13/01/2022
Patris Corde
Pope Francis’ interview with Vatican Media on paternity and family

    Andrea Monda – Alessandro Gisotti © L'Osservatore romano, 13 January 2022. The Special Year dedicated to Saint Joseph ended 8 December 2021, but Pope Francis’ attention and love for this Saint have not ended and indeed are further strengthened in the Catecheses which he has been ...

14/01/2021
Spiritus Domini

With an Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio dated 10 January 2021, the Holy Father has modified canon 230 §1 of the Code of Canon Law, which now allows for the admission of women into the instituted ministries of lector and acolyte. In canonical norms and in ecclesial practice there was a disparity of ...

24/11/2020
Elderly
Starting today, French and Spanish translations of the proceedings of the first international conference on the pastoral care of the elderly are available for free online

The first international conference on the pastoral care of the elderly was an important ecclesial moment during which the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life—as Card. Farrell observed in his introduction to the work—listened to the signs of the times, to the Magisterium, and to those engaged ...

14/01/2021
Spiritus Domini

With an Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio dated 10 January 2021, the Holy Father has modified canon 230 §1 of the Code of Canon Law, which now allows for the admission of women into the instituted ministries of lector and acolyte. In canonical norms and in ecclesial practice there was a disparity of ...

27/11/2020
Elderly
At Christmas, let’s listen to grandparents and the elderly

“Dear young people,” wrote Pope Francis on the occasion of the 32nd World Youth Day, “you need the wisdom and the vision of the elderly. […] They will speak to you of things that can thrill your minds and fill your hearts”. We are approaching Christmas, when Jesus is born within our families. This ...

07/12/2020
Elderly
COMECE and FAFCE publish a document on the elderly and the future of Europe

“Let us transform the crisis due to COVID-19 into an opportunity for a paradigm shift, and for rethinking the way in which we view the elderly.” This presupposition, expressed by the General Secretaries of COMECE (the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union) and FAFCE (the ...

24/11/2020
Elderly
Starting today, French and Spanish translations of the proceedings of the first international conference on the pastoral care of the elderly are available for free online

The first international conference on the pastoral care of the elderly was an important ecclesial moment during which the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life—as Card. Farrell observed in his introduction to the work—listened to the signs of the times, to the Magisterium, and to those engaged ...