Chiese locali

01/04/2020
Coronavirus

We are sharing the following prayer of Fr. Francesco Dell'Orco, pastoral assistant at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, which was inspired by our message of 6 March 2020 to ...

25/02/2020
Church and sport
Focusing on methods for involving pastors, religious, and the laity in evangelization through sports

A few days ago the National Pastoral Office of Leisure, Tourism, and Sport of the Italian Episcopal Conference held its annual meeting on sports, which was attended by Santiago Pérez de Camino, the ...

18/02/2020
Laity
Cardinal Farrell in Spain for the National Congress of the Laity

From 14 to 16 February, the Spanish bishops’ conference’s Commission for the Secular Apostolate held its National Congress for the Laity in Madrid, on the theme of “The People of God reaching out.” ...

17/02/2020
Associations and Movements
The message of Pope Francis for the centenary of the birth of Chiara Lubich

Charisms are “gifts of the Spirit,” and “therefore it is good, even for bishops, to place themselves always anew at the school of the Holy Spirit.” And so Pope Francis, in a message read by Cardinal ...

29/11/2019
Laity
Undersecretary Ghisoni to the meeting of the Conferência Nacional das Associações do Apostolado dos Leigos at the Portuguese Bishops’ Conference

What is the greatest challenge that the call to holiness places on the lay faithful in light of the Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exultate? “Singing our score, not an ideal yet not real,” ...

24/11/2019
Youth
Press release of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

On the Feast of Christ the King, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life is happy to announce the establishment of an International Youth Advisory Body made up of 20 young people from different ...

23/10/2019
Witnesses of the faith
Their respective causes of beatification and canonization will now continue at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

The diocesan phase in now completed in the causes for the beatification and canonization of two great twentieth-century witnesses of the faith: Chiara Lubich and Fr. Oreste Benzi. For the foundress of ...

16/10/2019
Christus Vivit
The message of Fr. Awi to the youth participating in the 33rd National Youth Pastoral Assembly of Venezuela

From 4 – 6 October 2019, the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference sponsored the thirty-third National Pastoral Assembly in Caracas. Young people from all over the county, along with those in responsible ...

10/09/2019
Colombia
Address of Vittorio Scelzo at the meeting of “Pastoral del Adulto Mayor” of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia

“Your reflection on the role of the elderly in society and in the ecclesial community is a valuable service for the whole Church.” With these words Vittorio Scelzo, an offical of the Dicastery in ...

29/07/2019
SECAM Jubilee

“To live our love of the familiy, even amidst daily failings and difficulties, with faith and, perseverance, is the path to holiness and this is always possible when we make room for Christ as a ...

25/07/2019
Lay Faithful

Linda Ghisoni, Under Secretary, will attend the meeting of the lay faithful parishioners that has been organized in Spain by Acción Católica General from 1st through 4th August 2019.  The ...

12/07/2019
Argentina
Father Alexandre Awi spoke on 8 July at the meeting “Jesus lives! Let us walk together, building hope”.

On 8 July last, Father Alexandre Awi, secretary of our Dicastery, spoke at a meeting of lay people in Buenos Aires that was organised by the department of the laity of the Argentinian Bishops’ ...

18/06/2019
Ad limina visit

The Catholic Church, with its 8 million lay faithful, represents a very minor reality in Indonesia where 87% of the population is Muslim, making it the largest Islamic country in the world. However, ...

15/06/2019
Ad limina visit

The opening note of the Bishops from Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe on an ad limina visit about the reorganization of the structures of their Episcopal Conference took account of the care with which ...

07/06/2019
CHARIS
The heads of the Dicastery at the inaugural event for the new body at the service of the current o grace of Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Yesterday, Cardinal Kevin Farrell gave a strong encouragement to welcome the novelty of Charis with joy. He was addressing the 1st Conference organized by the new Single International Service for ...