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I wonder why in English we don’t refer to Easter as “Passover”. I suspect that for the first Christians, “Passover” is what it was all about. ...read more
Join us for a special Easter edition of the SLHour with all our contributors giving their segments a bit of an Easter-twist: Emilie gives us the news of the week; Billy Chan wants to know about a number in ‘Church for Dummies’; Gillian Kantor has a special surprise guest; Mark Matthews tells us what he’s learned from Hollywood ...read more
It is always amazing how Jesus speaks to us through the hearts of children. Watch The Good Shepherd and walk with Jesus, the Good Shepherd, from the Last Supper, his arrest, passion and crucifixion, with the help of the imagination and words of children. The Good Shepherd was made in partnership with the Office of ...read more
Beginning with the Palm Sunday (or Passion Sunday) Liturgy, there are a few important liturgies that take place during Holy Week. In particular, we have Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil which make up the Easter Triduum Another beautiful Liturgy that takes place traditionally during Holy Week is one that is not attended by most lay people, but nevertheless has its importance and place during Holy Week. It is the Chrism Mass. ...read more
This week, on a special "the best of" edition of the SLHour, we speak with youth ministry experts Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara and Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt about portraits of faith and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Josh Blakesley. Author Tom Hoopes tells us how to know what Pope Francis really said and we meet the Catholic Band, The Thirsting. ...read more
“I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” I have heard and read the story of Lazarus so many times and this year, this one line has impacted me as if it’s ...read more
Deacon Pedro speaking with Lisa Daniels and Dr. Robert Hauptman. This week on a special encore end-of-life edition of the SLHour we look at what it means to have medically assisted dying in Canada. We speak with Lisa Daniels who suffers from intolerable, debilitating pain and her doctor, Robert Hauptman and also with Chuck and ...read more
Last week we looked at the RCIA program: the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. We saw that this process is pretty standard throughout the universal Church. We also saw that (in previous posts, part 1 and part 2) how the program of receiving people (mainly adults) into the Church is ramped up during Lent. ...read more
How can we find God in the upper room in our lives today? This week, Mons. Peter Vaghi tells us about his new book; Billy Chan learns more about how to read the Bible and Gillian Kantor learns something from her children. Also Sebastian Gomes speaks with Sr. Nualla Kenny about assisted dying on Connect5 ...read more
When Joseph awoke he did as the angel of the Lord had directed him… (From the Gospel for March 19, the Solemnity of Joseph, the Husband of Mary, Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24) Sometimes, because it’s Lent we may overlook some feasts or solemnities that fall during the season. It’s hard to ignore the Feast of ...read more