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 A fond memory I have growing up is that of fishing with my brother and my friends. There is something about the peace and calm that is necessary to fish that makes you more open in prayer and friendship. We read in the gospels that Jesus called his disciples right here on the shores of ...read more
Salt + Light Producer and Host Alicia Ambrosio recalls the treacherous storm that hit during the Vigil at World Youth Day Madrid in 2011. ...read more
Dedication of the Lateran Basilica – Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Today we celebrate the feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. It is known as “Mother and head of all churches on earth” because it was the original residence of the Pope. There is a formidable and significant stone ...read more
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – November 13th, 2016 As we come to the end of the Church’s liturgical year, our Sunday Scripture readings are filled with apocalyptic images that may well terrify us with their intensity, honesty, realism, and practicality. Apocalyptic writing was popular in Christian circles for a millennium. Major historical ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Vatican releases statement regarding illicit episcopal ordinations in China, Pope Francis speaks out against human trafficking and celebrates the Jubilee of Mercy for Prisoners. ...read more
The Pope went to Sweden last week. He was there for two days, from October 31st to November 1st commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The history between both Churches is somewhat complex. And what do we really know about Protestant theology? Here is brief look at how it all started and what ...read more
“Seized by the unconditional love of Jesus, the Christ, and allured to the mountaintop, we embrace the mystical flame of contemplation as our life’s grounding. The silence and solitude of our life of prayer immerse us in a deep communion with God that draws us into a full and willing participation in the unfolding of ...read more
Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated Mass for the Jubilee of Prisoners in St Peter’s Basilica, telling those present, “by learning from past mistakes, you can open a new chapter of your lives.” Below, find the full text of his address: The message that God’s word wants to bring us today is surely that of hope. ...read more
A Reflection on the US Election Having grown up in the USA, I cannot recall a presidential election campaign that has been so divisive, bitter, toxic, embarrassing and polarizing. This ugly campaign has left people in the USA and outside America repulsed and despairing rather than excited and hopeful. Televised debates were reality shows that ...read more
Recently I had a conversation which brought up the following question: When we are voting at a political election, as Catholics, is there a guide or principles that we should follow? The person asking the question had been told that there is a list of ‘non-negotiable’ principles that Catholics should follow when voting. I may ...read more