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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – January 22nd, 2017 Both today’s first reading from the prophet Isaiah (8:23-9:3) and the Gospel passage (Matthew 4:12-23) keep alive the memory of Christmas for us. “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – ...read more
Recently someone asked me to deacon-struct Exorcisms. They had read an article in the Telegraph and were curious about the whole thing. I remembered a few years ago someone asked me why Pope Francis kept mentioning the devil, as if the devil actually existed. (Fr. Rosica wrote about it at the time: Why in the devil does Pope ...read more
Is the Spirit calling you to discipleship or to Religious Life? This week we re-broadcast a special SLHour: Our host, Deacon Pedro moderates a discussion with a panel of young religious and young Catholics who are discerning their vocation. This program was taped LIVE at the National Religious Vocation Conference convocation in Kansas City on October 30, ...read more
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Looking Back
Henry Pope
January 13, 2017
Another Christmas Day has come and gone. It’s time we turn our attention to 2017 with an open mind, to strive towards bridging gaps between one another with forgiveness and understanding rather than putting up walls which stem from anger and a lack of communication. But not before taking the time to reflect on the ...read more
Pope Francis has written a letter to young people as the Church prepares for a Synod of Bishops on the theme: “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”. The Pope’s letter was published on Friday ahead of a press conference at the Holy See Press Office to present the preparatory document for the Synod which ...read more
Here is the text of the preparatory document for the XV General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “Young people, faith and vocation discernment,”to take place in Rome in October 2018. Introduction “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” ...read more
In this Video Fr. Rob Galea talks about understanding and overcoming temptation. Follow Fr. Rob Galea! http://www.FrRobGalea.com  Social Media: @FrRobGalea ...read more
This coming Sunday, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated at the Vatican. In recent days Pope Francis’ message, entitled “Migrants minors, vulnerable and voiceless,” was presented alongside all the other initiatives of the Italian Church. In 2015, 65.3 million people around the world were forced to migrate. Of those, 21.3 million were ...read more
Following the celebration of the Eucharist in the Holy Cross Chapel, Bishop Crosby, Msgr. Leo and Fr. Rosica lead the assembly around the office for the blessing of our new headquarters: Standing at in the chapel, Bishop Crosby says: Let us pray. God, who sanctify the places dedicated to Your name, pour out Your grace ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis explains the difference between authentic hope and false hope; Venezuelan bishop denounces desperate situation; Marchers in Chicago protest 2016 murder rate and the Office of Migrants and Refugees begins a new Media Campaign. ...read more