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The co-initiators of the Neocatechumenal Way, Kiko Argüello and Carmen Hernández.

An ‘unbearable’ saint? Neocatechumenal Way’s Hernández remembered for virtues, vices

Dec 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

Kiko Argüello, who co-founded the Neocatechumenal Way with Hernandez, shared some candid remarks about the difficulties of their relationship. Read more

Carmen Hernández, co-founder of the Neocatechumenal Way

Process of beatification begins for Carmen Hernández, co-founder of Neocatechumenal Way

Dec 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

The beatification and canonization process for Carmen Hernández, co-founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, officially opens this Sunday. Read more

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa praying with young Catholics on the Mount of Beatitudes on July 19, 2022

'Hope and Closeness' in the Holy Land: Patriarch Pizzaballa prays with Catholics on Mount of the Beatitudes

Jul 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

More than 8,000 young Catholics from the United States prayed together Tuesday on the Mount of the Beatitudes, where Jesus... Read more

Father Pedro Zafra says Mass in Kyiv.

Priest staying in Ukraine with his parishioners: 'God gives me the strength'

Mar 29, 2022

By ACI Prensa

Father Pedro Zafra is a 31-year-old priest from Córdoba, Spain, who arrived in Kyiv in 2011 for priestly formation. He... Read more

Some members of the Campomar Hernando family with Archbishop Mario Iceta Gavicagogeascoa of Burgos.

Missionary family returns to Spain from Ukraine: 'We witnessed God's miracles'

Mar 8, 2022

By ACI Prensa

César Campomar and María Auxiliadora Hernando and their ten children have lived in Ukraine since 1997 where they went to... Read more

Carmen Hernandez speaks at World Youth Day in Madrid in 2011.

Request for opening of beatification cause of Neocatechumenal Way co-founder Carmen Hernández

Jul 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Carmen Hernández, who died in 2016, co-founded the Neocatechumenal Way with Kiko Argüello in 1964. Read more

A gathering of the Neocatechumenal Way

Kiko Argüello discharged from hospital to recover from Covid at home

Apr 7, 2021

Kiko Argüello, 82, who co-founded the Neocatechumenal Way, was discharged from the hospital Tuesday and will continue to recover from... Read more

A Redemptoris Mater seminary in South America. Credit: N4TR!UMbr via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Rector of Redemptoris Mater seminary in Argentina dies of Covid

Jan 6, 2021

Fr. James Flores Álvarez, rector of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in the Archdiocese of Corrientes, died Tuesday of COVID-19.  Read more

A baptismal font at St. Michael's Parish in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia archdiocese asks two priests to undo hasty church renovations

Aug 27, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

Two parish administrators at two different Philadelphia churches must work to undo church renovations that drew both objections from parishioners... Read more

Father Edmond Ilg gives his first blessing to his son, Fr. Philip Ilg, outside Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ. Image courtesy of the Ilg family.

Fathers’ Day: When a dad became a priest, like his son

Jun 24, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Edmond Ilg, 62, has been a father since the birth of his son in 1986. But on June 21, he became... Read more

Fr. Francisco Javier Olivares, missionary priest in Mongolia. Photo courtesy of Fr. Olivares.

What is it like to be a missionary in Mongolia?

Apr 30, 2019

When Francisco Javier Olivera was born, his mother offered him to the Virgin Mary, praying that he would become a... Read more

Manrique with local children in Ethiopia.

Journalist-turned-missionary finds happiness in evangelization

Aug 21, 2018

Belén Manrique had a promising career in journalism, surrounded by good friends and family. But at age 30, she left... Read more

Pope Francis at an international meeting of the Neocatechumenal Way in Rome May 5, 2018.

Evangelization is a priority, Francis tells Neocatechumenal Way

May 5, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholics have a mission to evangelize, teaching people that God never tires of loving them, Pope Francis said to members... Read more

Pope Francis with a statue of Mary and baby Jesus in St. Peter's Square during the general audience on Sept 9, 2015.

Pope to visit Marian shrine, attend Neocatechumenal Way meeting in May

Apr 10, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Tuesday papal spokesperson Greg Burke announced two new additions to Pope Francis’ May calendar: A visit to the Shrine... Read more

Gathering of the Neocatechumenal Way. Courtesy photo.

Neocatechumenal Way: Kiko Argüello announces successor to Carmen Hernandez

Feb 6, 2018

During an international retreat of the Neocatechumenal Way held in Porto San Giorgio, Italy, Kiko Argüello announced Feb. 2 that... Read more

Kidnapped twice, missionary priest returns to Nigeria

Dec 6, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

After he was kidnapped in Nigeria in October, Italian missionary priest Fr. Maurizio Pallù has returned to the country, attributing... Read more

Kidnapped priest in Nigeria released, doing well

Oct 18, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fr. Maurizio Pallù, an Italian missionary who was kidnapped in southern Nigeria last week, was freed Tuesday.  Read more

Carmen Hernandez.

Neocatechumenal Way co-founder Carmen Hernandez dies at 85

Jul 19, 2016

Carmen Hernandez, co-founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, died today at home in Madrid, Spain. She was 85 years old.  Read more

Pope Francis meets with Neocatechumenal Way leaders Feb. 1

Evangelize with love, Pope urges missionary families

Feb 1, 2014

Pope Francis held an audience with missionary families from around the world Feb. 1, encouraging them to spread the gospel... Read more