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Reflection of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI after the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum Good Friday, 6 April 2012 Read the full text below. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once more in meditation, prayer and song, we have recalled Jesus’s journey along the way of the cross: a journey seemingly hopeless, yet one that ...read more
“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Lk 9:23)  Watch the Way of the Cross LIVE here, and follow the stations below. WAY OF THE CROSS AT THE COLOSSEUM Led by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Introduction and Opening Prayer FIRST STATION: ...read more
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, a Franciscan Capuchin priest, delivered the homily during the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. His message incorporated some of the great intellectual and spiritual figures in the history of the Church, and urged the faithful to repentance with the sure knowledge that abounding mercy and forgiveness ...read more
The Colosseum – an enduring symbol of the Roman Empire, and a memorial to the Christian martyrs of old. During the frequent imperial persecutions of the first three centuries Christians were led onto these very grounds and burned or fed to wild beasts. One of the Church’s first bishops, St. Ignatius of Antioch, was martyred ...read more
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper recalls the institution of the Eucharist and the giving of a new commandment: “Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” (Jn 13:34)  In his homily from the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, Pope Benedict commented on the events which ...read more
In his homily during the Chrism Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica this morning – at which sacramental oils are blessed and priestly ordination promises are renewed – Pope Benedict XVI encouraged and challenged the Catholic priests of the world: “Does our consecration extend to the daily reality of our lives – do we operate as ...read more
“I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” (Jn 13:15) Watch Salt + Light coverage of the Chrism Mass and the Mass of the Lord’s Supper today from the Vatican. WATCH NOW: http://saltandlighttv.org/live/ Chrism Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Thursday, April 5 ...read more
In his homily during the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict highlighted the great joy around Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem – “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming! Hosanna in the highest!” (MK 11:9-10)  The Holy ...read more
The celebration of Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and marks the beginning of Holy Week. Please join Salt + Light as we bring you coverage of the Palm Sunday celebrations from Rome with the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI. Palm Sunday Mass St. Peter’s Square, Vatican Sunday, April 1 at 10:00 am ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives we bring you the stories from another busy day in Cuba, where Pope Benedict has just recently concluded his Apostolic Journey. ...read more