News

17/04/2019
Elderly
La visita del Papa al Villaggio Emanuele

Last Friday, Pope Francis visited – as part of the Mercy Friday pastoral initiative – the “Villagio Emanuele” in the Roman district of Bufalotta, an institution for people with Alzheimer’s. This is ...

11/04/2019
Life
A Video Message from Prof. Giuseppe Noia

“Is it possible to wed tenderness to prenatal science ?” This is the question asked by Prof. Giuseppe Noia, President of the Italian Non-Profit Foundation Il Cuore in una goccia, on introducing the ...

10/04/2019
Lay Sainthood
A child from Brazil and a woman from Italy are on their way to the altar for having dedicated their lives to Jesus despite of the challenges and sufferings that faced them

On April 6, 2019, the Holy Father approved the decrees of two laypersons, a child and a woman: Nelson Santanta from Brazil and Nuccia Tolomeo from Italy. Both gave a strong testimony of faith and ...

07/04/2019
Movements and Associations

Cardinal Kevin Farrell’s message to the 42nd National Convocation of the Renewal in the Holy Spirit is one of encouragement to continue along the path undertaken that has been so  fruitful in ...

03/04/2019
Youth
The Apostolic Exhortation Christus vivit, published on 2nd April, invites us to reflect, together with the Holy Father, on the role of all young people in the Church and in today’s society and on each one’s vocation to holiness

The document Christus vivit is yet another gesture of the Holy Father’s love for young people, the gesture of a Pope who allows himself to be inspired by the new generations, recognizing in them the ...

25/03/2019
Dicastery
The meetings will be an opportunity to enrich the spirituality and motivation of the young people working for the Holy Father, to set up networks and face together the challenges and hopes of the new generation of employees

The Labour Office of the Apostolic See (“ULSA”), together with the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, is organizing a formation course for young people up to 35 years old working at various ...

24/03/2019
Church and sport
On 15th and 16th March the Italian Sports Centre (CSI) held a National Conference in Rome called “Church or Sports?” for the 75th Anniversary of its foundation

Among the events related to its 75th anniversary, the Italian Sports Centre (CSI) held a National Conference on 15th and 16th March attended by the regional and provincial   presidents and ...

22/03/2019
Sport
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, hosted Symposium on the Church & Sport, discussing the document “Giving the best of yourself” and the right for all to have access to sports

On the 7th of March, the Symposium on the Church and Sport, co-sponsored by the Play Like a Champion Educational Series, brought together scholars, American bishops, and Catholic Youth Sport ...

20/03/2019
Local Churches
The Commission for the Lay Apostolate of the Spanish Episcopal Conference is working to increase awareness of the lay faithful on their role as missionaries and witnesses of the Gospel in the Church and in Society.

From 14th to 16th February 2020, The Episcopal Commission for the Lay Apostolate of the Spanish Episcopal Conference will hold a conference called "The Church on mission at the service of our ...

17/03/2019
Women
“To invite a women to talk about the wounds of the Church is inviting the Church to talk about herself”. These are the words of Pope Francis at the recent meeting on “The Protection of Minors in the Church”

On 8th March Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary of our Dicastery, also spoke during the round table at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross on the “role of women in the Church”. During her talk, ...

15/03/2019
Youth

At the end of the meeting of the National Delegates for Youth Ministry and the University of the European Episcopal Conferences held in Rome last week, a new European symposium on young people was ...

14/03/2019
Local Churches
Argentina, the Bishop of Rafaela’s letter for Lent

“The Family in the Service of Life” is the heading of the pastoral letter that Monsignor Fernández, Bishop of Rafaela, sent to his diocesan community at the beginning of Lent.   The Bishop ...

13/03/2019
Women
The direction of Society and the Church, according to Pope Francis, requires a new alliance between men and women but equally as urgent – for the Church – is to think of herself with “the categories of a woman”

Last week, invited by the Patriarch of Venice,  Marta Rodriguez, an officer of our Dicastery committed to issues regarding women, had  meetings with  seminarians (“Mary’s Lent”), ...

09/03/2019
Women

Interviewed by Rainews24  for the TV programme  “#Nonsolo8marzo” (Not only 8th March), Linda Ghisoni invites all young women to listen to themselves, to be themselves: “In each of us there ...

08/03/2019
Women
A documentary produced by the “Associazione Oratorium” on an 81 year-old midwife from Arezzo (who has dedicated her existence to supporting life) and her Association “Bethlehem House”, a school where “freedom not to abort” is taught by combining charity and truth

On 2nd March, a documentary was presented at the Oratorium of Saint Filippo Neri  in Rome on Flora Gualdani, a midwife from Arezzo who, in 1964, founded  “Bethlehem House”, an association ...