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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Marina Casini Bandini on the removal of the manifesto against abortion in Rome: “It did not tell a story”

“Our defense of the innocent unborn […] needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a human life, which is always sacred and demands love for each person, regardless of his ...

Local Churches
Video interview with Primate Anthony Fisher: “Joy is shared with the world”

The Church in Sydney is very excited about the two upcoming major events: the World Meeting of Families and the World Youth Day. “We are preparing for the event in Dublin—explains the Metropolitan ...

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 ...

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 ...

Theology of the family
A text by Sister Rita Ndoci on the theology of the family in Familiaris Consortio and Gratissimam Sane for the new evangelization in Albania

This volume is the result of a long period of study and research. This is how the Archbishop of Scutari presented the work of Sr. Rita Ndoci, Sister of Jesus the Good Shepherd, a precious contribution ...

Commission on the status of women: Focus on education and integral development in the era of ideological colonization

Women, particularly those living in rural areas of the world, were the protagonists in New York at the recent conference of the UN Commission on the status of women. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, ...

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 ...

The 10th podcast of “Let’s Talk Family,” the series designed to accompany the World Meeting of Families, is online

Three diocesan delegates for the World Meeting of Families are the protagonists of the new episode of the podcast series “Let’s Talk Family” proposed in view of the event in Dublin. Brenda Drumm is, ...

Combined with preparatory catechesis, available in five languages, it is an ideal resource for parishes

"Ombra mai fu", the opening aria of Georg Friedrich Handel’s opera “Xerxes,” is the soundtrack of the third multimedia artistic clip produced by the Dicastery with the collaboration of the ...

JP II Institute
A colloquium to understand the nature and consequences of the relationship between Christian action and sacramental action

“Acting Sacramentally and Acting in the Family: What kind of Synergy?” is the theme of the V Sacramental Theology Colloquium organized for April 20 by the international research section in sacramental ...

Easter greetings of the Dicastery’s Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello

“May this Easter be a time of renewal for everyone and for the Church through the family and the young!” This is the wish that the Dicastery’s Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, addresses to ...

Way of the cross
Conclusive meditation by prefect Kevin Farrell

Dear young people, This evening, we have retraced the painful journey towards the death on the cross that Jesus lived through in the last hours of his earthly life. And we reflected on the human pain ...