Message from the President


From Pope Francis

  • Go forward, always in movement… never stop but always keep moving!

    ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS OF THE THIRD WORLD CONGRESS OF ECCLESIAL MOVEMENTS AND NEW COMMINITIES Saturday, 22 November 2014 [Multimedia]     Dear brothers and sisters, Goodmorning! I offer cordial greetings to all of you taking part in this Congress sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Laity. I thank Cardinal Ryłko for his words, as well as Archbishop Clemens. At the heart of your deliberations in these days are two elements which are essential for Christian life: conversion and mission. These are intimately connected. In fact, without an authentic conversion of heart and mind, the Gospel cannot be proclaimed; at the same time, if we are not open to mission, conversion is not possible and faith becomes sterile. The Movements and New Communities that you represent are moving towards a deeper sense of belonging to the Church, a maturity that requires vigilance in the path of daily conversion. This will enable an ever more dynamic and fruitful evangelization. I would like, therefore, to offer you a few suggestions for your journey of faith and ecclesial life. 1. First, it is necessary to preserve the freshness of your charism, never lose that freshness, the freshness of your charism, always renewing the “first love” (cf. Rev 2:4). As time goes by, there is a greater temptation to become comfortable, to become hardened in set ways of doing things, which, while reassuring, are nonetheless sterile. There is the temptation to cage in... Read more



Woman section: topic of the month

  • Mother and worker: conflicting roles?

    Isabelle Cassarà Pontifical Council for the Laity Mother Italy To reconcile work outside the home, the demands of family and the upbringing of children is a growing challenge for women today.  The struggle to achieve political, social and financial equality for women and men has led over time to a gradual process of emancipation for women with various implications. One of these, and certainly of great importance, is that of allowing the entry of women to the professions and their... Read more

Directory of associations: today we introduce

Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt

OFFICIAL NAME   Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt   ALSO KNOWN AS Schoenstatt Movement   ESTABLISHED 1914   HISTORY The Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt was founded by a young Pallotine priest, Josef Kentenich (1885-1968) who... Read more




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