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S+L BLOG: Fr. Thomas Rosica,Pope Francis



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
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
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
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – August 13th, 2017 Chapter 19 of the First Book of Kings presents us with the aftermath of Elijah’s brilliant victory in the contest with Jezebel and the priests of Baal atop Mount Carmel. Just when Elijah should have been triumphant, he receives a message telling him of ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For August 2017, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Artists – That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation. Daily Offering Prayer God, our Father, I offer You my day. I offer ...read more