The Conflict over Father Kentenich - Attempt at a Comprehensive Vision
29. January 2021 - P. Joachim Schmiedl
The publication of discoveries from the archive of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (formerly the Holy Office), recently opened concerning the pontificate of Pope Pius XII, has created a lively debate inside and outside the Schoenstatt Movement about what really happened about 70 years ago. However, for all the goodwill towards openness and transparency, it quickly becomes apparent that the publication of some letters is not enough. In the archives of the Schoenstatt communities, the Pallottines, the German diocese archives (especially Trier and Limburg), and Roman archives, there are thousands of pages of material, for which extensive studies are necessary. On the following pages, an attempt is made to draw some lines to clarify the context. There are overlapping phases to be distinguished, the focus of which is undoubtedly the two visitations of the Sisters of Mary from 1949 and 1951-1953, but each with a pre- and a post-history.
Contributions to a more comprehensive vision of the Causa Kentenich
In cooperation with various people from the Schoenstatt movement, topics concerning Father Josef Kentenich, the founder of the movement, are dealt with on behalf of the General Presidium of the International Schoenstatt Works and which are currently in demand. This is done on the basis of the current state of knowledge resulting from the accessible documents and writings. The results of the research and discussions can be read in thematic articles. You can send your suggestions for topics of other articles to: email@example.com
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