S+L BLOG
It can be difficult to get through winter in the city, especially when it seems all color has been sucked out of the landscape. Grey skies, iced-over trees, wet and muddy sidewalks, black coats, black boots, black, black, black, grey, grey, grey… these are not what dreams are made of. And, on the rare occasion when ...read more
Without commenting on the authenticity of the alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Pope Francis appointed a Polish archbishop to study the pastoral needs of the townspeople and the thousands of pilgrims who flock to Medjugorje each year. Thousands of pilgrims travel to the small town each month to meet the alleged seers and to pray. ...read more
It’s February 14. Love is in the air as a all sorts of people rush to overwhelm the Hallmark store, the florist and the fancy restaurants. Everyone, it seems, is out in full pursuit of love and affection. Valentines Day has become a major secular annual holiday, so much so that many Catholics forget that there is a “saint” missing ...read more
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – February 19th, 2017 The three Scripture readings today issue three calls to us – to be holy as the Lord our God is holy; to not deceive ourselves with the wisdom of this age; and to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. Let ...read more
On Friday, Pope Francis spoke of ‘light and shadow’ in healthcare sector, thanking God for the “many healthcare professionals who live their work like a mission, with knowledge and conscience.” These words came in an address to the participants in a meeting promoted by the Charity and Health Commission of the Italian Bishops’ Conference organized ...read more
Last week we defined prayer as relationship. If our relationship with God is a love relationship (and it should be), then prayer is how we relate with our loved one. When I was a little kid, my mother taught us that prayer was just talking. That’s why I’m not so much into the standard prayers; ...read more
(S+L Photo: Ahmet Tarmici, National Director of the Intercultural Dialogue Institute (far left) moderates a discussion as Dalia Hashim (far right), Kevin Lo (middle right), and Naomi Shore (middle left) answer questions related to religion and culture in Canada today.) How do we stay true to ourselves in a multicultural context? That was the question ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we celebrate one of the greatest spiritual thinkers of our time, Henri Nouwen; Dynamic Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers tells us what is an authentic male spirituality; We meet singer/songwriter and entertainer, Kyle Heimann and we catch up with Mikey Needleman. Email us your comments or send us ...read more
In this video, Fr. Rob Galea seeks to shed some lighten what love is. – Storge – Philia – Eros – Agape Follow Fr. Rob Galea! http://www.FrRobGalea.com Social Media: @FrRobGalea ...read more
Have you watched Reel Faith? Every week, hosts David DiCerto and Steven Greydanus offer a Catholic perspective on the latest Hollywood releases and Father Robert Lauder selects his Movie With a Message. These are film reviews you can have faith in. This week, on a Reel Faith special, David and Steven will be joined by ...read more