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Pope Francis: No people is criminal and no religion is terrorist

February 17, 2017. Pope Francis has sent an important message to the Meetings of Popular Movements that is taking place in Modesto (California). The pope denounces the "moral blindness of this indifference”: "under the guise of what is politically correct or ideologically fashionable, one looks at those who suffer without touching them. But they are televised live; they are talked about in euphemisms and with apparent tolerance, but nothing is done systematically to heal the social wounds or to confront the structures that leave so many brothers and sisters by the wayside”.

The government of the Order of Malta will elect the successor of the Grand Master in April

February 15, 2017. On April 29, the Council Complete of State, the Order’s constitutional body, will elect the next Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta (or, as provided for in the Constitution, a Lieutenant of the Grand Master, to hold office for a year).
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Pope names a Special Envoy for Medjugorje

< style> February 11, 2017. Pope Francis has asked Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland), to go to Medjugorje as Special Envoy of the Holy See. According< g> the Vatican, "the mission has the aim of acquiring a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there and above all, of the needs of the faithful who go there in pilgrimage, and on the basis of this, to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future”.

Card. Erdö explains why families and the laity are key in the New Evangelization


President, Council of European Episcopal Conferences

 "What you have to do, is follow the Acts of the Apostles, specifically its reference to the first community of Jerusalem, so common prayer and common Eucharist. That is the source of all strength, especially for evangelization.”

His proposal is to visit and talk to every Catholic family. For that to happen,  it's necessary to prepare lay people, so they in turn can help bishops and parish priests. In Hungary, which is his native country, families are being taught and in some cases re-taught, how to live the faith in their home.

President, Council of European Episcopal Conferences

"Unfortunately, nowadays, one is used to buying the Christmas tree and then not really knowing what to do, and how to celebrate.  This is also seen in Catholics families-and it's something that's very sad. We have to help families understand how to celebrate, how to enjoy the  mysteries of our faith in the home and in the family environment.”

Getting the message out to the youth is key, but seniors, he says, are just as important. Especially in Europe where the older generation is quite large.

President, Council of European Episcopal Conferences

"Here in this continent there are many who are already retired, but who can still work very well, especially in the community, civil society and in the Church, as volunteers. That is especially true for  those between the ages of 65 and 75. For example in Budapest there are Caritas groups in every parish, run mostly by retired seniors.”

Ultimately, the goal is for families to evangelize to other families while having bishops and parishes as a pillar of support. Above all, he says the best way to evangelize is not only through words, but most importantly through actions.