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Written by and illustrated by Chiara Valenti, aged 6.         When Pope Francis was a boy Did he throw a toy?         Did he say “NO WAY!” When it was time to pray?         Now that he’s Pope he doesn’t say “nope”to the Cross he has ...read more
So far we’ve looked a little bit about why Lent has a baptismal character and we’ve looked at a particular component of the Catechumenate, the Rite of Election. Before we go on, let me explain a bit more why it’s important to keep Baptism at the centre of our Lent. It’s not j ust that ...read more
Do you ever question something the Pope said? Or wonder why he gets mis-quoted so often? Do you ever ask, ‘What was that, the Pope said?’ This week, on an all-new SLHour, we speak with What Pope Francis Really Said, author, Tom Hoopes about how to understand when Pope Francis is quoted; Also, on Connect5, ...read more
Last week, we spoke about how Lent doesn’t just have a penitential character, but also a baptismal character. I hope that if you didn’t already know the date of your baptism, you went to find out. We should all know the date of our baptism. Part of the reason that Lent has a baptismal character ...read more
When you think of Lent, what do you think of? Do you think of feasting or fasting? Do you think of partying or penance? How many of you, when you think of Lent, think of Baptism? Surely the Catechumens, those preparing for Baptism at Easter, who do their final preparations during Lent are thinking of ...read more
Today, on a special edition of Perspectives, Deacon Pedro speaks with Calgary’s Bishop-Elect, WIlliam McGrattan. Bishop McGrattan will be installed as the 8th bishop of Calgary on February 27, 2017. You can watch it LIVE on Salt + Light TV. ...read more