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Family organization founded by U.S. married couple receives Pontifical status
CNA ^ | June 14, 2007

Posted on 06/14/2007 2:39:55 PM PDT by NYer

Bloomingdale, Jun 14, 2007 / 09:44 am (CNA).- The Apostolate for Family Consecration, an Ohio-based ministry to Catholic families, is now one of fewer than 125 organizations in the world to be granted Pontifical status by the Vatican.

The granting of Pontifical status means that the ministry is now officially recognized and approved by the Holy See. While the new status sets the apostolate apart, the organization is also the first of its kind to be founded by a married American couple.

By decreeing Pontifical Status on the Apostolate for Family Consecration, the Holy See is providing important impetus for the continued success of the group's international endeavors to strengthen and sanctify the family. "This is a very gratifying affirmation of our basic mission -- to strengthen and save the family," said Jerry Coniker, co-founder of the Apostolate for Family Consecration.

A ceremony marking the newly-granted designation will be held in Rome on June 15. Representatives from each country where the Apostolate for Family Consecration has a center have already begun the pilgrimage to Rome to take part in the Act of Consignment Ceremony.

The Apostolate for Family Consecration was founded in 1975 by Jerry and Gwen Coniker. The primary focus of the organization is to sanctify and consecrate families in the truths of the Catholic Faith, using the modern means of social communications.

For more information please visit http://www.familyland.org/home.asp


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1 posted on 06/14/2007 2:39:57 PM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 06/14/2007 2:40:33 PM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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Now we need to concentrate on the other 598,000 families that should also be members, NYer!

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3 posted on 06/14/2007 4:06:20 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (Fr. V. R. Capodanno, Lt, USN, Catholic Chaplain. 3rd/5th, 1st Marine Div., FMF. MOH, posthumously.)
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To: NYer

**The primary focus of the organization is to sanctify and consecrate families in the truths of the Catholic Faith, using the modern means of social communications.**

BTTT for this family ministry!


4 posted on 06/14/2007 6:22:30 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: NYer

great news. God bless them


5 posted on 06/15/2007 5:41:52 AM PDT by Nihil Obstat (Kyrie Eleison)
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To: NYer

Here comes the ACLU.


6 posted on 06/15/2007 9:25:03 AM PDT by onedoug
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I’m proud to say that I belonged to a St. Louis chapter of the AFC for 10 years back when I lived in St. Louis. They are a FINE GROUP of people to share one’s faith with. The group I was with met once a week — every week — for that amount of time....we prayed the Rosary together, watched religious (Catholic)-themed videos and shared our faith together. I miss those days....


7 posted on 06/15/2007 5:43:33 PM PDT by ConservativeStLouisGuy (11th FReeper Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Unnecessarily Excerpt)
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