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Here are the main stories that we cover on today’s edition of Perspectives Daily! 1. Summary of the pope’s address during his weekly general audience. 2. Plenary indulgences for those attending the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Dublin this August. 3. A second group of abuse victims from Chile will spend time with the ...read more
From Rome today, the Pope met with members of the Italian Bishops' Conference, sharing with them 3 of his concerns. Though he stressed that he didn’t want to “beat them over the heads,” he wanted to share these issues with them so that they can be adressed. Here's what he said. ...read more
On today’s special edition of Perspectives, Noel Ocol had a chance to sit and chat with young Franciscan Fr. Daniel Horan. ...read more
Welcome to S+L’s Weekly News Round-Up. As part of my job, I come across many interesting Catholic news stories on a daily basis. Some of them I'll cover on Perspectives Daily and the others I’d like to share with you on this blog. This column is where I’ll point out some of the more interesting news pieces that I’ve come across over the past week! Enjoy! ...read more
The Vatican released today, an important document, entitled in English: “Economic and Financial Questions”. The 15-page document,calls for more market and financial regulation, saying that recent economic crises prove that markets are not able to govern themselves and need a strong injection of moral and ethics. ...read more
We go to Ireland, where the country is preparing to embark on a historic referendum on May 25th to determine whether or no to lift a constitutional ban on abortion in that country. Activists on both sides of the debate are coming out in full force in rallies to voice their opinion. ...read more
Ireland is preparing for the upcoming referendum to determine if they should lift a constitutional ban on whether or not the rights of the unborn should continue to be enshrined in the country’s constitution. If not, abortions may be granted up to twelve weeks, with no restriction. ...read more
You may remember last November, the Pope was given a white Lambo by the Italian automaker as a gift in order to be auctioned off to help several charities. The one-of-a-kind white and gold Lamborghini in Vatican colours with the Pope’s autograph, sold at a Sotheby's auction last week for close to a million dollars. ...read more
Welcome to S+L’s Weekly News Round-Up. As part of my job, I come across many interesting Catholic news stories on a daily basis. Some of them I’ll cover on Perspectives Daily and the others I’d like to share with you on this blog. I hope you enjoy this column as much as I enjoy putting ...read more
Earlier today, Pope Francis made a pastoral visit to the Italian cities of Nomadelfia and Loppiano, the homes of two prominent Catholic movements founded in the 1940s. The Pope’s 22nd pastoral visit within Italy began this morning as he flew by helicopter to Nomadelfia, a community of  Catholic families and lay unmarried people who adopt ...read more