Thursday, June 14, 2007

"Apostolate for Family Consecration" Receives Pontifical Status

Pope Benedict grants Ponitifical Status to the Apostolate for Family

Family organization founded by U.S. married couple receives Pontifical status

ConsecrationBloomingdale, 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.
The Apostolate for Family Consecration was founded in 1975 by Jerry and Gwen Coniker. This is a great blessing for the Conikers (Gwen died in 2002) and those who have worked so diligently to promote the Faith and Family

The Apostolate offers an excellent set of catechetical materials for parishes, schools, CCD/PSR.

Source and more info: Catholic News Agency

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