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(People gather in one of the catechesis tents at Taizé, France.  They begin each session by singing one of the widely popular chants of the community.) In a remote east-central region of France sit two distinct spiritual centers that tell the remarkable story of a church that is always situated in a particular moment history. ...read more
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – July 10, 2016 The story of the Good Samaritan in today’s Gospel (Luke 10:25-37) is one of the most treasured parables of the Bible. During my studies in the Holy Land, no matter how many times I traveled that perilous yet spectacular highway from Jerusalem to Jericho, ...read more
We talk to the Polish Ambassador to Canada, Marcin Bosacki about World Youth Day Krakow: what to expect, why is it significant, and we ask the ambassador about his own experience as a WYD pilgrim. ...read more
Last week we learned that World Youth Days are a meeting of the hierarchical Church with the Lay Church and it happens under the Cross. The first two informal gatherings took place on the eve of Palm Sunday in 1984 and 1985. St. John Paul II made World Youth Days official in 1986: They take ...read more
Premiere: Sunday July 3, 2016 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT Salt and Light Television in Canada Loris Capovilla was born at Pontelungo, near Padua, on October 14, 1915. He was ordained a priest of the Patriarchate of Venice in 1940 and did his military service in the Italian air force during the Second World ...read more
“Verso l’alto” July 4 is the Memorial (Feast Day) of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. The following is the homily of Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB preached on Monday, July 14, 2008 during WYD Sydney at the Prayer Vigil and Eucharistic Adoration with the body of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, Australia. Dear ...read more
What we learned from World Youth Day 2002 in Canada Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB In preparation for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland later this month, I have prepared a series of reflections that I will share with you in the coming weeks. I write these thoughts from Canada, especially today on our country’s ...read more
Today on Perspectives: Sr. Priscilla Solomon speaks to us about enculturation of the faith, the legacy of residential schools in Canada, and the next steps in the healing process. ...read more
Cardinal Wuerl talks about the pressing task of our time: the New Evangelization. But what exactly is the New Evangelization? What is the message of the New Evangelization? Where and who is the intended audience? What do we seek to accomplish? What is needed for this work of the New Evangelization? To answer these and ...read more
By now you may have heard of Bill C-14. It is the bill that regulates medically assisted dying in Canada. This bill will affect all of us, but in a special way, it will affect our medical practitioners, many who argue the restrictions are not adequate. The issue is complicated further by the fact that ...read more