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S+L BLOG: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

From the Toronto Sun COLOGNE, Germany — Hundreds of thousands of young people from more than 160 countries have been streaming to this picture book German city on the Rhine River to prepare for the 20th World Youth Day that opens tomorrow. Each WYD has unique aspects, and this German version of what many have ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Over the past week we have all seen the headlines about the averted disaster of Air France Flight 358:”Miracle”; “Miracle on Runway 24L”; “It was indeed a miracle”; “The Great Escape,” etc. How else can we describe the averted disaster last Tuesday afternoon, when all 309 passengers and crew escaped within ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Hello again! Three years ago this past week we celebrated World Youth Day 2002 in Canada, an event that many Canadians are unlikely to forget for a long time. In the six months leading up to that celebration of Catholic faith, youthful dynamism and just plain good will, the Toronto Sun ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Pope John Paul II was the head of the world’s largest international organization of individual human beings.  No world leaders have ever had such an impact as he did.  I believe that he was the first real world leader we have ever known. The entire world lived his death like no ...read more
From the Toronto Sun The past week has been filled with memories of the past 26 years of the Pontificate of Pope John Paul II.  Somehow the theme of “opening doors” and “crossing thresholds” won’t leave me nor will some extraordinary moments in St. Peter’s Square. How well I remember that warm night of October ...read more