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Pope Francis greets victims of violence outside the Vatican nunciature in Bogota, Colombia, Sept. 8. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano) Some of the most moving encounters that the Holy Father had in Colombia went mostly under-reported. Some of these took place each evening at the Apostolic Nunciature in Bogotá, where he was staying. At the gathering with ...read more
Pope Francis concluded his first apostolic  journey to Colombia on Sunday, September 10, 2017 with the celebration of the final Mass. Below, find the full address of his prepared homily: In this city, which has been called “heroic” for its tenacity in defending freedom two hundred years ago, I celebrate the concluding Mass of my ...read more
Pope Francis delivered the Angelus address during his visit to Colombia. Read the full text of his address below: Dear Brothers and Sisters, Shortly before I entered this church where the relics of Saint Peter Claver are kept, I blessed the first stones of two institutions that will minister to the those most in need, ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, author Matt Fradd tells us about the pornography myth and we go on a Camino pilgrimage with cellist Dane Johansen. We also talk women and pornography with Jessica Harris of BeggarsDaughter.com and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Marie Miller, who has a new album, Letterbox. Full program: ...read more
On Saturday, September 9, 2017, Pope Francis continued his 4th day in Colombia with a visit to the Hogar San Jose, followed by an encounter with priests, men and women religious, consecration persons, seminarians and their families in the La Macarena indoor stadium. Below, find the full text of his prepared discourse: Dear Brother Bishops, ...read more
On Saturday, September 9, 2017 Pope Francis continued his 4th day in Colombia with a visit to a the orphanage Hogar San Jose, a complex founded by a missionary priest in 1910 that is home to 1,100 orphans and young people. Below, find the full text of his prepared address: Dear Brothers and Sisters, Dear Boys ...read more