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We begin in Rome, where earlier today Pope Francis addressed pilgrims at his weekly General Audience. The Holy Father continued his catechesis on Christian Hope, reflecting on St. Paul’s words in the Letter to the Romans:“In hope we were saved.” Now, here’s an interesting headline. A recent study by the Pew Research Center has found that ...read more
Catholics who remember the paradigm shift that took place at Vatican II often point to the transformation of the liturgy as its most concrete expression. That’s understandable. As Catholics, the Mass is the most frequented celebration in the life of the community.  Even if you didn’t follow the theological developments at the Council, you couldn’t escape the ...read more
We begin with news today from Fatima, where Carmelite Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who saw Our Blessed Mother appear in Fatima in 1917, is now one step closer to canonization. The diocesan phase of the Fatima visionary’s cause concluded the local phase of investigation into her life and holiness last week in ...read more
“He imposes peace in His heights. Can His troops be numbered? On whom does His light not shine?[…] even the moon is not bright, and the stars are not pure in His sight.” Book of Job, Chapter 25 Few books of the Bible are as telling as The Book of Job. Some books of the ...read more
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – February 26th, 2017 In today’s reading from Matthew’s Gospel (6:25-34), Jesus does not deny the reality of human needs (6:32), but forbids making them the object of anxious care and, in effect, becoming their slave. Those who truly know God as the heavenly Father revealed by Jesus ...read more
Today, on a special edition of Perspectives, Deacon Pedro speaks with Calgary’s Bishop-Elect, WIlliam McGrattan. Bishop McGrattan will be installed as the 8th bishop of Calgary on February 27, 2017. You can watch it LIVE on Salt + Light TV. ...read more
Last week I mentioned that I enjoy praying with the Psalms. In fact I enjoy praying with Scripture. Scripture is good because, not only does it always give us the words that we may need, but it always is the Voice of God speaking to us. Since prayer is not just a one-way conversation (what ...read more
This week, on the best of the SLHour, we speak with Sr. Mary Rowell about promoting a culture of vocations; we also speak with Sr. Mary Lea Hill about being a crabby mystic; Rebecca Roubion has a new album, Sleepless Nights and we meet singer/songwriter Shaun Garrison. Email us your comments or send us a ...read more
In countries where the majority of the population is of Christian background, the question of dialogue with Muslims may not be such a pressing one. Although this very question is in the minds of many, especially now with the influx of refugees from the Middle East. It is also a question that is important for ...read more
Last Saturday the Pope appointed Henryk Hoser, Archbishop of Warsaw, as the special envoy to Medjugorje. In the official statement by the Holy See, it reads that: The mission has the aim of acquiring a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there, and above all, of the needs of the faithful who go there on pilgrimage, ...read more