sabato 27 maggio 2017

COMMINICATING HOPE AND TRUST IN OUR TIME - Comunicar esperanza y confianza en nuestros tiempos - Hoffnung und Zuversicht verbreiten in unserer Zeit - Communiquer l'espérance et la confiance en notre temps - Comunicare speranza e fiducia nel nostro tempo


........ I would like  to contribute to the search for an open and creative style of communication that never seeks to glamourize evil but instead to concentrate on solutions and to inspire a positive and responsible approach on the part of its recipients. I ask everyone to offer the people of our time storylines that are at heart “good news”....... 

 ......  Quisiera contribuir a la búsqueda de un estilo comunicativo abierto y creativo, que no dé todo el protagonismo al mal, sino que trate de mostrar las posibles soluciones, favoreciendo una actitud activa y responsable en las personas a las cuales va dirigida la noticia. Invito a todos a ofrecer a los hombres y a las mujeres de nuestro tiempo narraciones marcadas por la lógica de la «buena noticia»...........

.......... Je voudrais  apporter une contribution à la recherche d'un style ouvert et créatif de communication qui ne soit jamais disposé à accorder au mal un premier rôle, mais qui cherche à mettre en lumière les solutions possibles, inspirant une approche active et responsable aux personnes auxquelles l’information est communiquée. Je voudrais inviter à offrir aux hommes et aux femmes de notre temps des récits marqués par la logique de la "bonne nouvelle".......

...... Deswegen möchte ich einen Beitrag leisten zur Suche nach einem offenen und kreativen Kommunikationsstil, der niemals bereit ist, dem Bösen eine Hauptrolle zuzugestehen, sondern versucht, die möglichen Lösungen aufzuzeigen und so die Menschen, denen die Nachricht übermittelt wird, zu einer konstruktiven und verantwortungsvollen Herangehensweise anzuregen. Ich möchte alle dazu einladen, den Frauen und Männern unserer Zeit Berichte anzubieten, die von der Logik der „guten Nachricht“ geprägt sind. ......

 .....  Vorrei  offrire un contributo alla ricerca di uno stile comunicativo aperto e creativo, che non sia mai disposto a concedere al male un ruolo da protagonista, ma cerchi di mettere in luce le possibili soluzioni, ispirando un approccio propositivo e responsabile nelle persone a cui si comunica la notizia. Vorrei invitare tutti a offrire agli uomini e alle donne del nostro tempo narrazioni contrassegnate dalla logica della “buona notizia”.......

giovedì 25 maggio 2017




Le 24 Mai 2017, les lycéennes de Hodari ont confié entre les mains de Marie Auxiliatrice leurs études, leurs projets dans la célébration eucharistique au cours de laquelle les élèves ont exprimé leur souhait d'imiter Marie en étant humble, au service des autres, en croyant que rien n'est impossible à Dieu. A la fin nous avons prié pour les finalistes de cette année, que Dieu les accompagne! 

mercoledì 24 maggio 2017

PHILIPPINES. Priest and churchgoers taken hostage by extremists: officials

Churchgoers 'taken hostage' amid Marawi siege

A priest and several churchgoers have been taken hostage by fighters in Marawi City, on the Philippine island of Mindanao, as thousands of residents fled ongoing unrest that prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the southern region.

Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, said fighters had forced their way into the Marawi Cathedral and seized a priest, 10 worshippers and three church workers.
"They have threatened to kill the hostages if the government forces unleashed against them are not recalled," Villegas said in a statement.
"[The priest] was not a combatant. He was not bearing arms. He was a threat to none. His capture and that of his companions violates every norm of civilised conflict," he added.
The husband of a woman being held hostage said he was worried about his wife, a secretary at the cathedral, because she does not have her medicines for a heart problem. 
"I hope they free them, including Father Chito and my wife and their companions, because they are innocent," Jaime Mayormita told Manila's DZMM radio.
The man said when he last called his wife, someone else answered her phone, telling him to ask the military not to go near the area. 
Mayormita added he had not been able to contact his wife since then.
Officials were not available for comment on the report of hostage-taking. 

venerdì 19 maggio 2017


The essay by Therese Hargot, 
lay observatory on affectivity (not completely) lost.

At the base, there is the question: What have we made of sexual liberation conquered in the sixties? This is the starting point of Therese Hargot, 33-year-old a Belgian sexologist, graduate in Philosophy and specialized in Social Sciences at the Sorbonne, in the investigation that led to the book “Youth Sexually Liberated (or Almost)”—the first book published in Italy by the therapist, who lives and teaches in Paris, where she shocked France with her essay. What emerged is a depiction, in some ways dramatic but real, of the sexuality of adults and especially of young people.
The Therese Hargot Tour made a stop in Rome on Women’s Day, and her book was presented in the Largo di Torre Argentina, in the presence of the Catholic journalist Constance Miriano and Alessandra Di Pietro, who calls herself “a journalist, feminist and biophilic.” The dialogue between these three women bore on the most diverse topics, from contraception to the pink quota, as well as on pornography and precocious sexuality to achieve gender equality, a mirage, also and above all in a period of apparent freedom for women. “In fact—said Hargot, whose point of view is purely secular—the revolution that supposedly took place thirty years ago led to obedience to another, in which women remain slaves.” Starting with the much-heralded hormonal contraception: “In the name of what should we take the risk of cardiovascular disease by introducing into our body a pill that is, among other things, also harmful to the environment, since it derives from processes of synthesis made in a lab?” Moreover, hormonal contraception and the resulting possibility to “program” motherhood have profoundly changed the psychological attitude of women toward pregnancy, so much so that “choosing to have a child implies expecting children to be perfect and mothers flawless. You could have had an abortion but you kept it, and so it’s your duty to be a good mother. You cannot say you’re tired, or that it is hard. If your child has a problem, the problem is yours, because you could have chosen not to bring it into the world; but you did want it. So, does contraception respond to the desires of today’s women? I think alternatives are needed.”

Read: Sexually Liberated  (en - es - it)

venerdì 5 maggio 2017



Plenary Session 28 April-2 May 2017 – Since the beginning of his Pontificate, Pope Francis has asked our Academy to give more attention to the poor, the marginalized, the sick, the suffering, and to make a renewed commitment to fight all forms of social marginalization and exclusion. This Plenary will respond to his call by seeking to deepen our understanding and explanation of the reasons for social exclusion and, above all, to suggest practicable steps for promoting a thorough-going social and cultural integration, which we have termed the ‘participatory society’. Unlike other meetings that are focused on particular problems, this Plenary will address the topic from the broadest vantage point, emphasizing new ways to promote the full participation of people in society, meaning participation in all spheres of civil and political society.
The aim is not only to make the current structure of societies more participatory, but also to outline the characteristics of a participatory society capable of promoting the dignity of the human person in a context oriented to the common good and based on the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity. One aspect has to do with dissatisfaction with existing ideas for progressive social transformation that are incapable of avoiding recurring processes of exclusion and marginalization of entire populations, generations and social groups on a world scale. The other aspect is the need to develop a genuine concept of participation in social life and highlight the best practices that can lead the society toward a good life for all in the different realms: in the economy, in the political institutions, in the cultural dynamics that are now heavily influenced by the spread of information and communication technologies.

Through such research, we do not pretend to be elaborating a new empirical model of participatory society. Instead, our aim is rather to highlight the structural elements that would enable any given social system to develop into a more participatory .....

sabato 29 aprile 2017


Compartimos el siguiente documento: GUÍA DE FORMULACIÓN DE PROYECTOS DE INNOVACIÓN PEDAGÓGICA. Una importante herramienta que aporta el Ministerio de Educación del Perú para construir proyectos de innovación.

venerdì 28 aprile 2017


Principal Lecturer and Programme Director of the MA in Catholic School Leadership at St Mary’s University, Twickenham,Dr. John Lydon has been appointed by Professor Roger Alford, Academic Director of the Global Gateway as Adjunct Associate Professor at the American University of Notre Dame’s International London campus. Teaching will take place on the London Undergraduate Programme for the Spring semester period 16th January 2017 to 5th May 2017.

Notre Dame, founded by the Congregation of the Holy Cross Order in 1846, is known to be the oldest Catholic university in the U.S. located in Indiana, near Chicago. It is a leading research university and is consistently ranked in the top 15 of universities in the United States and as a major international university with an endowment of over $10 billion. The appointment is mainly for Notre Dame’s London programmes and Summer Seminars.

Dr Lydon will advance lecturing and professional development placement projects. These include teaching an undergraduate programme on ‘Catholic Education and the Common Good – insights from theory and practice’ which will integrate experience of teaching in London Catholic schools with a reflection on practice informed by contemporary scholarship. The course will begin with an introduction to the English Catholic school, its history and relationship with the state. It will then examine controversy in the face of religious pluralism, secularisation and the question of the separation of Church and State, Catholic school ethos, spiritual capital and finally leadership of a Catholic school. It will provide students with a critical understanding of the role of education in promoting (or otherwise) the common good and first-hand experience of the British Catholic secondary education system.Although still primarily based at St Mary’s, Dr Lydon will be a regular visitor, principally to Notre Dame in London.

Remarking on his appointment, Dr John Lydon said, ‘I have a long association with Notre Dame, especially thedistinguished Mary Ann Remick Leadership Programme and the Rev. Dr. Ron Nuzzi at theAlliance for Catholic Education (ACE) which are part of the University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School and the Catholic Higher Education Supporting Catholic Schools (CHESCS) Group of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) of America.These support schools and teacher formation and are especially committed to providing a Catholic education to low-income families. There are strong synergies between the University of Notre Dame’s mission and that of St Mary’s University.This is why I am delighted to accept this position at such an outstanding university’.

Dr John Lydon joined St Mary’s University in 2002. He is currently the Programme Director for the MA in Catholic School Leadership, Co-Director of the CCRS Programme and Deputy Director for the Centre for Research and Development in Catholic Education (CRDCE).  He is also Assistant Editor for the renowned International Studies in Catholic Education journal.The CRDCE was launched in November with a keynote lecture given by Prof. Gerald Grace on St Mary’s University’s contribution to Catholic education since 1850. Qualified individuals interested in pursuing a PhD, the MA in Catholic School Leadership or research with the CRDCE, are advised to contact its administrator, Kit Penny, in the first instance:

giovedì 27 aprile 2017

ESPANA: Frenar el intento de expropiar la catedral de ZARAGOZA

¿Sabes que en menos de una semana Podemos pretende inciar los trámites judiciales para expropiar la Catedral de Zaragoza?
Ya lo intentaron con las catedrales de Córdoba y jaca y entre todos pudimos frenarlos.
 ¡Vamos a actuar ahora para volver a conseguirlo!
Me acabo de sumar a la campaña lanzada por en defensa de la Catedral de Zaragoza. ¿Te animas a hacer lo mismo? Solo te llevará unos segundos.

Entra en este enlace y envía tu mensaje:

¡Vamos a conseguirlo!

Sr. Alcalde de Zaragoza, D. Pedro Santisteve:
La libertad de culto y la libertad religiosa son derechos consagrados en la Constitución.
La Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, la Seo, ya era templo cristiano en tiempos de los visigodos y sede episcopal y catedralicia desde el siglo III.
Lleva pues 17 siglos consagrada al culto y es la referencia fundamental de los católicos de la diócesis zaragozana.
Iniciar un proceso judicial para sustraer a la Iglesia de Zaragoza la titularidad del templo no es más que una tapadera para encubrir un intento de expropiación por motivos meramente ideológicos y partidistas, contra los derechos de los creyentes.
Señor alcalde, no voy a quedarme de brazos cruzados ante su pretensión de expropiar la Seo. Si su plan sigue adelante haré todo lo que esté en mi mano para defender la libertad de culto y la libertad religiosa a la que todos tenemos derecho.
Por favor, ocúpese de los problemas de su ciudad y no pierda el tiempo y el dinero que le hemos confiado los ciudadanos en asuntos que nada tienen que ver con el gobierno de un consistorio.

Muchas gracias.

domenica 23 aprile 2017


Beau succès pour le premier Forum des initiatives solidaires !

       « La solidarité bouge, et vous ? » Telle était la question posée aux 500 participants du premier Forum des initiatives solidaires, organisé par le Sgec, à la Grande Crypte, à Paris (16e).
         Les acteurs du réseau engagés dans une démarche solidaire ou intéressés pour en initier une ainsi que de nombreuses associations et entreprises investies dans ce domaine y ont vécu une journée de réflexion et d'échanges stimulants.                                                                                                                                                                      
Les projets de solidarité au sein des établissements catholiques se multiplient avec chacun leurs spécificités et leurs richesses. Mais l’éloignement géographique rend difficile la rencontre entre les porteurs de projets. Alors comment encourager le développement de ces initiatives ? C’était tout l’enjeu du premier Forum des initiatives solidaires organisé le 28 mars dernier, à La Grande-Crypte à Paris, par le département des Relations internationales du Sgec, avec des acteurs de terrain et des organismes nationaux tels le réseau EADR-SI du Cneap, le Réseau Barnabé ou l’Apel. Les gens ont besoin « qu’on leur parle de ce qui marche, de ces hommes et ces femmes qui font avancer le monde à leur échelle », a lancé Christian de Boisredon, fondateur de Sparknews, en ouverture de la journée. Cette idée était partagée par les vingt-quatre établissements venus tenir un stand pour présenter leur projet. Souvent accompagnées d’élèves, les équipes éducatives ont témoigné de leur manière de vivre la solidarité au sein de leur établissement : soutien scolaire à des personnes immigrées, rencontre interculturelle entre des élèves français et palestiniens, voyage solidaire sur l’île de Lampedusa…
C’est d’ailleurs dans une volonté de « rencontre autour de ces questions », qu’Éric Renard, président de l’association Apprentis solidaires, était présent sur un stand avec les apprentis du CFSA de l’Aftec. « C’est vraiment important pour nous, porteurs de projet, d’échanger avec les autres afin de sentir que nous ne sommes pas seuls », a-t-il confié.
Plus d’une centaine d’enseignants, formateurs, chargés de missions des diocèses et élèves du 1er et 2nd degrés, ont parlé avec enthousiasme de leur projet aux visiteurs. Vingt associations de solidarité étaient aussi présentes pour présenter leurs outils de sensibilisation. Ainsi, les élèves ont pu tester le « Twisterre » du CCFD-Terre Solidaire qui propose d’effectuer le parcours d’exploitation d’une matière première jusqu’à un produit fini, en l’occurrence le basalt, principal composant des batteries de smartphones. L’association Enfants du Mékong a montré de son côté des outils pour parler en classe du droit des enfants en Asie. Plus loin, les jeunes pouvaient répondre à un quiz de l’Agence française de développement sur les objectifs du développement durable.
Tout au long de la journée, des ateliers étaient proposés aux participants. L’occasion de revoir les grandes étapes du montage de projet au sein d’un établissement, les bons réflexes pour répondre à un appel à projet... En parallèle des ateliers pour les adultes, les élèves pouvaient s’initier aux gestes de premiers secours avec l’Ugsel ou encore confronter leur vision de la solidarité grâce au théâtre d’improvisation. La diversité des profils des associations mais aussi des entreprises et organismes nationaux présents a permis à chacun de nouer des contacts fructueux.

Marie Lopez