Movements and Communities

17/04/2018
Life
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 ...

11/03/2018
Activities of the Dicastery
The meeting with the executive council of the Christian Life Community

The Executive Council of the Christian Life Community, led by President Mauricio Lopez Oropeza, met Prefect Kevin Farrell, Secretary Alexandre Awi Mello and Linda Ghisoni, Undersecretary for the ...

10/03/2018
Activities of the Dicastery
The meeting with the secretariat of the International Forum of Catholic Action

A few days ago, the secretariat of the International Catholic Action Forum, in Rome for its yearly meeting, met Father Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of the Dicastery, Linda Ghisoni, Undersecretary ...

08/03/2018
Associations and Movements
In Castelgandolfo “The great attraction of modern times,” the first of the events dedicated to Chiara Lubich on the tenth anniversary of her death

A few days ago, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of the Dicastery, participated in the event “The great attraction of modern times”, that was organized at the Mariapolis Center in Castelgandolfo ...

07/03/2018
Associations and Movements
The Dicastery received the visit of the permanent committee of the Conference that will send a young representative to the pre-Synod to held in Rome from 19 to 24 March

A few days ago, the Dicastery received the visit of the members of the permanent committee of the International Catholic Conference of Scouting (ICCS), the organization that unites the leaders of the ...

04/03/2018
Associations and Movements
The members of the movement “Diaconie de la Beauté” meet Pope Francis: “The Church counts on you to make the ineffable beauty of God’s love perceptible”

“I invite you to develop your talents to contribute to an ecological conversion that recognizes the eminent dignity of each person, his particular value, his creativity, and his ability to promote the ...

01/03/2018
Associations and Movements
The words of Msgr. Bassetti, President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, and Fr. Gentili, head of the Family Ministry Office, to the assembly of the Forum of Family Associations. President De Palo: “Family are the cue not the illness”

“If the families stop, the country’s social motor will stop, the heart of society will stop beating. And if the heart stops beating, after a while brain death will follow. To prevent this drift, we ...

27/02/2018
Movements and Associations
The study conducted by the Dicastery official Milligan on “Approaches to Authority and Obedience in the International Ecclesial Movements and New Communities”

“Ecclesial Movements and New Communities contribute to the life of the Church as authentic schools of virtue: useful for learning authority as service, and for aspiring to obedience as something ...

25/02/2018
FAFCE
In Bucharest, a conference on “The Family at the Center of the Economy” promoted by the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

The Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) recently met with the Romanian Association “Vladimir Ghika” for a conference in Bucharest on the theme: “The Family at the Center of ...

24/02/2018
Associations and Movements
Members of “Communion Notre-Dame de l’Alliance,” an association that takes care of separated and divorced persons, came to visit the Dicastery

The Council of “Communion Notre-Dame de l’Alliance” came to visit the Dicastery during a recent pilgrimage to Rome. Founded in 1983, this association of faithful recognized by the French Bishops’ ...