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S+L BLOG: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB



Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B – April 29th, 2018 In John’s Gospel (15:1-8) for the 5th Sunday of Easter, we have the image of the vine and its branches to express the relationship between Christ and his disciples. We should not be surprised that at one level it seems utterly simple, but that at ...read more
Watch Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB's reflection on the life of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in honour of her feast day on April 17th. Created for the World Meeting of Families 2015. ...read more
This post was originally published on December 18, 2013, when Cardinal Francis George celebrated 50 years of priestly ordination. As we celebrate the anniversary of his death, lets look back on all of his accomplishments. ...read more
Read Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B's brief summary on the life and Canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha in commemoration of her Feast day. April 17. ...read more
Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B – April 22nd, 2018 In the Bible and in the ancient Near East, “shepherd” was a political title that stressed the obligation of kings to provide for their subjects. The title connoted total concern for and dedication to others. Tending flocks and herds is an important part of the ...read more
Read the Full Text of the Funeral Homily used for Gaetano Gagliano's funeral, to commemorate his memorial day. (1917 – 2016) ...read more
Read Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B's Reflection on Salt+Light's Founder Gaetano Gagliano to commemorate the date of his death and memorial, April 14th. ...read more
Third Sunday of Easter, Year B – April 15th, 2018 I often consider Chapter 24 of Luke’s Gospel to be a Resurrection Symphony in four brilliant movements. The first movement is the story of the women at the tomb, which ends with Peter’s visit to the tomb to check it (verses 1-12). The second movement ...read more
From the Message of Pope Francis on the occasion of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, on the theme “We show mercy to our common home.” –September 1, 2016. A new work of Mercy. ...read more
Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. King’s message spoken that day during the March on Washington, still has a lasting and universal impact.  King was the sixteenth out of eighteen people to speak that day, according to the official program.  His address has been widely hailed as a masterpiece of rhetoric since ...read more