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“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
Do you think young people are not in Church? Think again, This week we speak with Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara, CSJ and Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt of Faith Connections, about young portraits of faith and Sr. Marie Paul Curley gives us 3 films to watch this Lent. Billy Chan asks another question about Genesis; Sebastian Gomes speaks to ...read more
So far we’ve looked a little bit about why Lent has a baptismal character and we’ve looked at a particular component of the Catechumenate, the Rite of Election. Before we go on, let me explain a bit more why it’s important to keep Baptism at the centre of our Lent. It’s not j ust that ...read more
Do you ever question something the Pope said? Or wonder why he gets mis-quoted so often? Do you ever ask, ‘What was that, the Pope said?’ This week, on an all-new SLHour, we speak with What Pope Francis Really Said, author, Tom Hoopes about how to understand when Pope Francis is quoted; Also, on Connect5, ...read more
Last week, we spoke about how Lent doesn’t just have a penitential character, but also a baptismal character. I hope that if you didn’t already know the date of your baptism, you went to find out. We should all know the date of our baptism. Part of the reason that Lent has a baptismal character ...read more
When you think of Lent, what do you think of? Do you think of feasting or fasting? Do you think of partying or penance? How many of you, when you think of Lent, think of Baptism? Surely the Catechumens, those preparing for Baptism at Easter, who do their final preparations during Lent are thinking of ...read more