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Welcome to S+L’s Weekly News Round-Up. As the Director of Marketing and Communications here at S+L, many interesting Catholic news stories and articles come across my desk on a daily basis. Some of them we’ll cover on our different television programs and others I’d like to share with you on this blog. This blog column ...read more
Fr. Rob Galea explores the need for Christian Catholics to go to Church. Why go to Church? The Church is the Body of Christ (1 Cor 12:12) We are a part of that Body, with Christ as head. We need to remain connected to the body to say alive. The imperfect Church provides us with: ...read more
The celebration of Thanksgiving in Canada makes an interesting counterpoint to the holiday celebrated by our American neighbours. While Americans remember the Pilgrims settling in the New World, Canadians give thanks for a successful harvest.  At the heart of our Thanksgiving celebration is the idea of giving thanks for the goodness of the season past. ...read more
On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Pope Francis will preside at the Marian Vigil in the Jubilee of Mercy, after the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Rosary. This opportunity for prayer will include Marian songs and prayers, during which there will be a procession of delegations from national communities in Italy and from Marian Shrines. ...read more
Last Tuesday, on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of Italy, Pope Francis made a surprise visit to the areas affected by the earthquake last August. The Holy Father arrived in Amatrice, before going to Arquata, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, explaining his visit with these words: “I thought long and hard ...read more
On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Pope Francis met with the Participants at the First World Conference on Faith and Sports, promoted by the Pontifical Council of Culture together with the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee. Below, find the full text of his prepared remarks: Dear brothers and sisters, I am delighted to greet you, protagonists ...read more
Salt + Light Producer and Host Sebastian Gomes recalls the last minute decision to change the venue of the Vigil and Final Mass to Copacabana Beach during World Youth Day Rio, 2013. ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For October 2016, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Journalists – That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics. World Mission Day – That World Mission Day may renew within ...read more
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – October 9th, 2016 Today’s readings are about remembering and thanksgiving, healing and salvation. In the reading from the Old Testament (2 Kings 5:14-17), Naaman the Syrian remembers to thank Elisha for his cure. In the reading from the Second Letter to Timothy (2:8-13), Paul asks Timothy (and ...read more
Meeting of International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM) in Canterbury Cathedral It is a great privilege to be invited to preach here this morning: the beauty of this place, they awe it invites, the splendour of its music, the spirit of its saints, the richness of its hospitality, the depth of its ...read more