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What does the retired Pope, Emeritus Pope Benedict, think of Pope Francis, five years into his Papacy? Well, his thoughts are pretty clear: “Criticism against Pope Francis is foolish prejudice”. ...read more
S+L's 10 Favourite Pope Francis Quotes to commemorate his 5th year Anniversary! ...read more
Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B – March 18th, 2018 The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year B) invites us to fix our gaze upon Jesus, the model priest of suffering, compassion and human solidarity. First, let us consider John’s Gospel story from Chapter 12 — a fitting climax to Jesus’ public ministry. It is the ...read more
The Philippines is now on high-alert for probable terror attacks in Manila, during this coming Holy Week, as reports surface of a new Islamic State regional leader is intent on taking revenge. ...read more
A reflection for the 4th Sunday, Lent, Year B. The readings are 2 Chronicles 36:14-17a, 19-23; Psalm: 137, Ephesians 2:4-10 and John 3:14-21. Picture it: Nicodemus was a Pharisee and a religious leader; perhaps a member of the Jewish Council, the Sanhedrin. It’s the Feast of Passover and Jesus is in Jerusalem. All eyes are on Him. Nicodemus is ...read more
S+L Producer/Director Sebastian Gomes offers a theological reflection on the meaning of “reform” and “tradition” in the Catholic Church, as Pope Francis celebrates his 5th anniversary of election to the chair of St. Peter. It’s Pope Francis’ fifth anniversary year, and as a journalist and filmmaker who follows Francis closely, I want to share a ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we speak with Emeritus Auxiliary of San Francisco, Bishop Ignatius Wang, first Chinese Bishop of the United States, and we meet singer/songwriter Cooper Ray. Deacon Dennis Lambert tells us about his novel The Table and about the challenges in publishing Catholic Fiction and we reconnect with the ...read more
Having followed Pope Francis throughout his five years of Papacy, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB gives a reflection on the Pope Francis Legacy to commemorate his anniversary. ...read more
At 5:00 this afternoon in the Vatican Basilica, Pope Francis presided over the Rite of Reconciliation of several penitents with individual confession and absolution. Below is the homily pronounced by the Holy Father during the Liturgy of the Word of today’s Penitential celebration. ...read more
Emilie Callan gives us a brief summary of her joyful experience filming the newest Catholic Focus episode: The Flying Fathers. ...read more