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21.09.2012 German-Czech Meeting - part II

Following the positive experiences made in May, an invitation was made to attend a second meeting of Kolping members from Prague and the diocese Dresden-Meissen. On the weekend from 7th to 9th September, nine participants each...[more]

04.09.2012 New General Secretary Markus Demele starts his work in Cologne

On 3rd September Markus Demele (33) from Frankfurt, who graduated in social science and holds a diploma in theology, has now begun his work in the General Secretariat of the Kolping Society in Cologne. His predecessor Hubert...[more]

26.10.2012 Practicing solidarity out of the faith in Christ

From August 20 to 23, 2012, a meeting of European National praesides took place in Cologne. Led by General Praeses Msgr. Ottmar Dillenburg, the praesides dealt intensively with the person of Fr. Kolping, particularly in view of...[more]

08.08.2012 Germany: A statement against hatred of foreigners and for moral courage

Since 1997, the Kolping Society of Berlin has been involved in the maintenance of the Ravensbrück Memorial Site and especially of the Memorial Site of the women’s concentration camp. From 1939 to 1945, about 130,000 women and...[more]

08.08.2012 The Czech Republic: Creating new trust through encounters

From May 25 to 27, 2012, representatives from the Kolping Family Prague and the Diocesan Kolping Society of Dresden and Meißen met in the monastery at Hejnice for their, by now, traditional get-together. Since 1999, this bond of...[more]

15.05.2012 Kolping Europe calls for an independent youth program of the EU

In a recently published statement, Kolping Europe and the European Kolping Youth opposed the current EU plans to integrate the previously separate Youth Program into other support programs. In the statement it was pointed out...[more]

25.04.2012 Germany: Looking at the future of the working world

More than 100 members attended a conference of Kolping Germany on the current challenges in the world of work and occupation, held in Bad Honnef on March 9 – 11, 2012.[more]

02.05.2012 Ukraine: Project for autistic children recognized as a pilot project

For several years, the Kolping Family Lemberg (Lwow) has been trying to provide care and support for autistic children. The country’s Ministry of Education has meanwhile recognized this initiative of the Kolping Family as a...[more]

02.05.2012 European Day of a Work-Free Sunday

The European Sunday Alliance had declared March 4, 2012, as the day of a work-free Sunday. As one of the organizations supporting the Sunday Alliance, Kolping Europe took up this initiative and made it clear that the Kolping...[more]

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