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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – August 20th, 2017 In the pre-conclave meetings of the College of Cardinals prior to the election of the new pope in March 2013, one very memorable and decisive intervention was made by the Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires on the morning of March 7, 2013. In his ...read more
Friends: We all have them and we all want them. We love them; we want to kill them. I’ve heard that friends are good for us: they make us healthier and they even make us more attractive! Can friends point us to God? Of course, right? But is that what you look for in a ...read more
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB A very significant turning point in Marian piety and devotion occurred with the Second Vatican Council’s renewal and reform of the liturgy. A decade later, Pope Paul VI issued a remarkable Apostolic Exhortation on Marian devotions ‘Marialis cultus’ in 1974. In this landmark document, Pope Paul VI provided guidelines that are as relevant ...read more
The Feast Day of St. Maximilian Kolbe, OFM, Conv. (1894-1941) As we look back on the events surrounding the Second World War, a time of unprecedented human devastation and unimaginable suffering, we remember the systematic efforts of the evil Nazi regime to annihilate over six million Jews. It was not long after this massive annihilation ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, Mons. Peter Vaghi tells us about meeting God in the Upper Room and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Jesse Manibusan. David Naglieri and Samantha Wallace of the Knights of Columbus give us some social media tips and we meet Irish teen-age singer, Cathal Gavin. Email us your ...read more
Guest contributor, Elias Crim, is the founder and publisher of Solidarity Hall, a national group blog focused on community renewal and the common good. He also co-hosts Solidarity Hall’s new podcast, called Dorothy’s Place. He recently reviewed S+L’s 2014 documentary “The Francis Effect”… How to understand Pope Francis? Despite the apparent dyspepsia his arrival has caused among some of the ...read more