News

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 ...

04/03/2019
Life
The evolution of technology must be to care for life not to destroy it. This is Cardinal Farrell’s message in the ceremony at the end of the XXV Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV)

“God  is the author of life and this is why those who love God love life”.  Standing on God’s side always means taking a stand for life; on the contrary, there is always opposition between ...

01/03/2019
Latin America
Meeting at the Dicastery with leaders involved in the Church and in politics in Latin America

Last Thursday our Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, met with a large group of participants in a postgraduate course organised by the Academia de Líderes Católicos in cooperation with the ...