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This Pentecost weekend, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Some of you may be suspicious or cautious when it comes to the Charismatic Renewal, but there is no need to. This is one of the most visible fruits of the Second Vatican Council. The origins of the Charismatic movement are ...read more
What do you know about the Church in Latvia? This week, on the SLHour, Fr. Peter Skudra, director of Radio Maria Latvia joins us for a chat; Sebastian Gomes, on Connect5, speaks with retired patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah, Billy Chan continues with tips on making the Mass less boring on Church for Dummies and Michael ...read more
Solemnity of Pentecost – Sunday, June 4th, 2017 Pentecost is the fiftieth day after Easter that signals the start of the universal mission of the Church – a mission that overcomes human obstacles and has the Spirit as its driving force. The mighty breath of God and the fire of the Spirit’s presence engulf the ...read more
Last time we looked a little bit into the Ascension and what some differences between the Gospel narratives are. The Solemnity is celebrated today, Sunday in Canada, but in many parts around the world, including the U.S., it was celebrated, last Thursday (read last week’s post to find out why). The Book of Acts is ...read more
Some will say that pornography is healthy and good. This week, author Matt Fradd tells us all about the Porn Myth; Sebastian Gomes speaks with Massimo Faggioli about Pope Francis and Vatican II on Connect5, Billy Chan continues with tips on making the Mass less boring on Church for Dummies and we meet cellist and ...read more
Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Year A – Sunday, May 28th, 2017 Matthew’s Gospel for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (28:16-20) presents us the majestic, final scene in Galilee that brings the evangelist’s account to a fitting conclusion. In perfect harmony with his presentation of Jesus, Matthew has chosen to ...read more