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S+L BLOG: Noel Ocol



To celebrate the Feast day of the Epiphany, over 1.2 million people in Poland took part in the “March of the Three Kings” on Saturday. This March is one of the countries largest events that celebrates Poland's 100th anniversary of regained independence.  ...read more
Archbishop Tomash Peta and Bishop Athanasius Schneider recently published a statement called the “Immutable truths about sacramental marriage” where they say that no bishop or group of bishops have the authority to authorize communion for Catholics who are divorced. ...read more
"A presumptuous heart", the Pope said," is full of its own self-importance and is not capable of receiving God’s pardon. Confessing one's sins to God helps people understand that sin not only separates us from God but also, from our brothers and sisters" ...read more
For many people, and perhaps even for us, Christmas seems to end on December 26th. With the shopping frenzy of Boxing week, the plans for the New Year’s Eve party and the new Valentine’s Day themed decorations in the malls, the true Christmas season and its meaning quickly dissipates into memory. For many, all that ...read more
"The focus of the Curia," the Pope said, "must be on service and not on self-preservation or maintaining areas of influence and power. But the process itself, brings to mind a 19th-century saying that says, "carrying out reform in Rome is like cleaning an Egyptian Sphinx with a toothbrush." ...read more
The Pope continued his catechesis on the Holy Mass where he said that the different elements of the Mass, including the Liturgy of the Word, the Eucharistic Liturgy, the Introductory Rites, and the Rites of Conclusion, form a single body “and cannot be separated”. His advice: "Don't be late for Mass believing the introductory rites don’t matter and don't calculate how late you can be." ...read more