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S+L BLOG: Noel Ocol

We being in Rome today where, during the Pope’s weekly general audience, he improvised yet another appeal for what he called the martyred nation of Syria. “We must pray for these brothers and sisters of ours”, he said, “and for all persecuted Christians”. During his main talk however, Pope Francis spoke about the Cross as ...read more
"If the elderly, sick, and suffering in our population feel that euthanasia is their best option, it means we as a society and as individuals are letting them down" the Archbishop wrote in a recent statement. ...read more
An interesting event happened in Rome over the weekend. The Roman Colosseum turned red and it wasn’t the only historical landmark to turn the colour of blood on that day. Here is the reason why. ...read more
Today and every year on February 22nd, the Catholic Church marks the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. This feast day brings to mind the mission of teacher and pastor conferred by Christ upon Peter which has continued in an unbroken line of succession right down to our present Pope, Pope Francis. ...read more
Good evening and welcome to Perspectives Daily. 2019 World Youth Day in Panama is coming up pretty fast and registration for this event is open and spots are starting to fill up. On today’s show Deacon Pedro Guevara- Mann, the Artistic Director for WYD Panama, joins us and explains some of the registration options available for ...read more
Blessed Paul VI will be canonized later this year. Pope Francis made the announcement to the pastors of the Diocese of Rome during a question-and-answer session, that he had with the priests on February 15th. ...read more
In today's episode of Perspectives Daily, we sit down and chat with the geniuses behind the Broadway musical hit, Come From Away. Canadian playwright Irene Sankoff and David Hein talk to Noel Ocol about the inspiration behind this great Canadian Musical turned Broadway hit. ...read more
The Knights have been recognized as one of 2018's, "World’s Most Ethical Companies", by the Ethisphere Institute. And who better to share the details than the Supreme Knight himself, Carl Anderson. Have a Look! ...read more
The Pope led the annual Ash-Wednesday ceremonies with a traditional procession that started at the Basilica of St. Anselm, through the streets of Rome and ended at the nearby St. Sabina marking the beginning Lent, the 40 days of preparation for Holy Week. ...read more
It was 5 years ago on February 11th, 2013, that Pope Benedict left the world speechless with the announcement of his resignation. It was Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Director of the Holy See Press Office who was tasked with the difficult job of trying to explain it all to the world media, in what he describes as the single most significant event in his 25 years of service under three popes.  ...read more