News

13/12/2017
Youth
In January, representatives of the International Catholic Conference of Guiding will meet the Prefect Card. Farrell

On the sidelines of the International Catholic Conference of Scouting, which was held a few days ago in Rome, some representatives of the International Catholic Conference of Scouting greeted the ...

12/12/2017
News from the Dicastery
The first edition of our Dicastery’s newsletter, available every month and in five languages, is online

Extraordinary events such as Pope Francis’ visit to the Dicastery, the engagements of the Prefect Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the activities of the Secretary Father Alexandre Awi Mello, the appointment of ...

11/12/2017
Activities of the Dicastery
The visit of Gordian Godenus of the Family Business Network, one of the protagonists of the Dublin World Meeting of Families

A few days ago, the delegate of our Dicastery’s Family and Life Section, Msgr. Carlos Simon Vazquez, met Gordian Godenus, coordinator of the initiative “Vocation of the Business Leader: Reflections ...

10/12/2017
Local Churches
The Dublin World Meeting of Families: A vademecum for the dioceses from the Italian Bishops’ Conference

“We are delighted to be able to offer you indications on how to participate in the IX World Meeting of Families, which will be held from 21 to 26 August in Dublin.” This is the incipit of the letter ...

09/12/2017
Youth
The message of Cardinal Prefect Farrell to the participants at the International Catholic Conference of Scouting

“Always be conscious that time and energy spent on the formation of the spirit, mind and character of young people is the best investment in the future of the Church and civil society as a whole. ...

08/12/2017
WMOF
The surprising podcast number 6 of “Let's talk family” presents the online Advent calendar

The sixth podcast in the series “Let’s talk family” is online. This week too a new podcast in view of the World Meeting of families in Dublin is available. This week’s episode is a little bit ...

07/12/2017
Australia
Ten years after the WYD celebrated in the most populous city of Oceania, the Church launches a Year of Youth

In these days, from 7 to 9 December, the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (#ACYF) is being held in Sydney. This event, promoted by the Australian Church, proposes the new generations an opportunity ...

06/12/2017
Film
Films proposed by the association Cattolica Esercenti Cinema for reflecting together on the family

The project entitled “Esperienze d'amore” (Experiences of Love), promoted by the Catholic association "Esercenti Cinema" for the Office of Family Ministry of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, ...

05/12/2017
Uganda
Alongside the preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops and the organization of the National Youth Day, the National Youth Office is committed to offering accompaniment and training in the refugee camps

It is a very busy time for the National Youth Office of the Uganda Bishops’ Conference. We have received news about the efforts being made to collect responses to the Questionnaire prepared by the ...

04/12/2017
Youth
Experts from around the world meet at the International Seminar on “The Meeting Point,” the course inspired by Amoris Laetitia

Two days of work were devoted to creating a platform for dialogue between experts on marriage, families, and young people, so that all may contribute to a multidisciplinary reflection on education to ...

03/12/2017
Testimony
The story of Evelyn and Rolando and of their little Lourdes, born thanks to the intercession of St. John Paul II

The fruits that many young pilgrims of the WYD say they have received at the meetings throughout the world are countless, but when we read this story, we said: Why not ask Evelyn to write her ...

02/12/2017
Youth
The Secretary, Fr. Awi Mello, in Madrid for the Salesian’s International Congress on Youth Ministry and Family

“The miracle of the salvation of young people does not happen without Jesus but—in general—it does not happen without a family either; it does not happen without a father, a mother, brothers, and ...

01/12/2017
Latin America
A three-day meeting with lay people who have public responsibilities to encourage the Bishops to listen and the inclusion of politics in the mission of the ecclesial community

Exchanging experiences, listening to different testimonies, and sharing reflections on Catholic laity who assume political responsibilities in the various Latin American countries are the primary ...

30/11/2017
Youth
Experts from all over the world are discussing the course of affective-sexual education inspired by the Amoris Laetitia

Upgrading the experience of the Course in different environments, especially in view of the Dublin World Meeting of Families, and contributing to the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Youth. These are the ...

29/11/2017
WMOF
The families are preparing for the Dublin Meeting with an event dedicated to the pastoral ministry of marriage

A full day devoted to the pastoral ministry of marriage and family was hosted a few days ago by the “Jean XXIII” Pastoral Center of the diocese of Luxembourg in view of the World Meeting of Families ...