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Derio Olivero, between art and autobiography; Massimo Recalcati’s lesson on the closed and the open in human existence; the dialogue on the breath of the marginalized of our time between the anthropologist Marco Aime, the linguist Federico Faloppa and the historian Carlo Greppi. “Torino Spirituality” will be in the Combo Courtyard, in the heart of Porta Palazzo and on the stage, readings, lessons and dialogues. At the National Museum of the Risorgimento, the opportunity to listen to the philosopher Francesca Rigotti, the historian of Indian religions Federico Squarcini, the monk and biblical scholar Ludwig Monti. At the Hermitage of Silence, at the Le Nuove Prison Museum, however, the meeting with Juri Nervo is to discover what it means to be urban hermits. (DD)
“Focus on training. Carrying out the important role of catechist today is not at all easy also because of the distance between the Church and the new generations “. This is the reflection of Msgr. António Moiteiro, Bishop of Aveiro and president of the Episcopal Commission for Christian Education and the Doctrine of the Faith (CEECDF) during the Viseu Seminar dedicated to the figure of the catechist. The meeting was attended by representatives of the dioceses of Beiras, Aveiro, Coimbra, Viseu, Guarda and Lamego. “The social dispersion and the change in the relationship between catechesis and family have made the mission of the educator less easy”, admitted the prelate, explaining however that “Meetings like these represent the abc of the catechist because they aim to deepen his identity and to underline the centrality of its service “. But with the pandemic underway, the President of the CEECDF recommended to be cautious and not to be in a hurry to return to “frontal catechesis” with children and young people. “We have to be patient. Let’s let the school start and, subsequently, in October, we will check the situation ”. As for the organization, the bishop of Averio suggested “assigning each group to a room. If the class is large, it must be divided into subgroups. If there is not enough space to welcome them all, we will be called to invent new forms of education in the faith with the direct involvement of families ”. According to Msgr. António Moiteiro “It is clear that local training is a priority, but if this is not possible, we will resort to the celebration of the Eucharist and the direct involvement of parents. They will be the catechists of their own children ”. (DD)
12 September – EGYPT Online activities for 150 women offered by the Patriarchate of the Coptic Catholic Church to support the family
Online courses for women to help families overcome the difficulties caused by the coronavirus emergency and the closure of schools, kindergartens and sports centers. To offer them in Egypt is the Center for diaconal services of the Patriarchate of the Coptic Catholic Church. The goal, reports Aid to the Church in Need, is to ensure that mothers become familiar with new technologies and learn how to use them effectively, thus acquiring the necessary confidence in new media to be able to accompany their children in their use. There are 150 participants in these courses who intend to promote new lifestyles. Now that many recreational activities are not possible and that part of the school programs are done online, children spend much more time on the Internet. This is an opportunity that nevertheless requires precautions, hence the idea of helping mothers appreciate the positive aspects of the Internet and protect their children from its pitfalls. In the courses, women also find help and ideas on how to better organize their time to improve relationships and communication within the family, to deepen their faith, to support the family by limiting the negative impacts of the pandemic as much as possible. The Center for Deacon Services of the Patriarchate of the Coptic Catholic Church was established in 2010 with the aim of proposing social and pastoral activities and initiatives, especially to women, families and young people.