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Inevitably and unjustly, people tend to compare popes as they were set to fit in a certain mold. Well, there is actually a model, and I think we are all short of meeting the minimum requirements; the model is Christ, so, who we are to judge? I say this because I see no reason to ...read more
We begin today with The Vatican Insider reporting that it’s highly likely that a meeting between the Pope and President Donald Trump is possible when when US President travels to Italy for G7 summit in May. Diplomatic sources have said the US President will see the Pope when he comes to Italy for the G7 ...read more
Third Sunday in Lent, Year A – March 19th, 2017 In order to grasp the meaning of today’s first reading from Exodus 17:3-7, we must recall what transpires in the preceding chapter. God’s little flock faced the hardship of a lack of food and protested to Moses. Just as the Lord had heard the cry ...read more
In Rome yesterday, the Pope, prayed the Angelus with pilgrims and tourists that gathered in St. Peter’s Square on the Second Sunday of Lent. The Holy Father reflected on the Gospel of St. Matthew, and recounted the Transfiguration of Our Lord. “In this Lenten season,” he said, “let us contemplate devoutly the image of the ...read more
Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., in his capacity as President of the CCCB, has written a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau concerning the recent decision by the Government of Canada to provide $650 million toward “sexual and reproductive health and rights”. ...read more
We all know how good citizenship, civic involvement and concern for the common good are important and necessary for society. Citizenship has been front and center in the news over the past few years and especially over the past months. We hear much about citizenship, borders, walls and passports. We hear of people fleeing oppressive, impoverished ...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
Dearest Papa, Happy 4th Anniversary of saying “Yes!” to your papacy! Over the past four years, you refilled energy to the Church and keep bringing the hope to the world, especially to the people in far end. Thank you for helping us meditate of the message of God from daily mass at the Casa Santa Marta. When I read your ...read more
Thomas Cardinal Collins of the Archdiocese of Toronto released the following letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after his decision regarding sexual and reproductive health programs, made earlier this year. Read the letter in full below: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons, Ottawa March 10, 2017 Dear Prime Minister ...read more