S+L BLOG
- Noel Ocol -
Every Sunday and on the main liturgical feasts, the Pope recites the Angelus prayer with the pilgrims. Before and after the prayer, he delivers a brief reflection and issues greetings. And during his Angelus address yesterday, Pope Francis took his cue from the Gospel reading of the day in which Jesus calls us not to ...read more
I’d like to welcome Fr. Jonathan Kalisch, Director of Chaplains and Spiritual Development for the Knights of Columbus to Perspectives Daily. World Youth Day was just a mere 7 months ago and already the Knights have released this wonderful film about the whole experience called: “World Youth Day Krakow, A Pilgrimage of Mercy” Fr. Jonathan talks ...read more
We begin in Rome, where earlier today Pope Francis addressed pilgrims at his weekly General Audience. The Holy Father continued his catechesis on Christian Hope, reflecting on St. Paul’s words in the Letter to the Romans:“In hope we were saved.” Now, here’s an interesting headline. A recent study by the Pew Research Center has found that ...read more
We begin with news today from Fatima, where Carmelite Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who saw Our Blessed Mother appear in Fatima in 1917, is now one step closer to canonization. The diocesan phase of the Fatima visionary’s cause concluded the local phase of investigation into her life and holiness last week in ...read more
Twenty months after suffering serious damage from an arson attack, the famous Church of the Loaves and Fishes in Israel, was finally reopened. This iconic church, also known as, the Church of the Multiplication is located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is traditionally believed to be the site where Jesus performed ...read more
This year, Development and Peace is celebrating its 50 year anniversary with the Pilgrimage of the Solidarity Quilt. For the 2017 Lenten campaign, D&P launched a collaborative quilt project where each diocese in Canada has been asked to create a patch in honour of Development and Peace’s anniversary. The patches will form a quilt that will be ...read more
Pope Francis continued his catechesis on Christian hope today at his weekly General Audience. He told pilgrims that God’s hope calls us to be “channels of humility and simplicity for all.” “The hope that we have been given,” the Pope said, “does not separate us from others, nor does it lead us to discredit or ...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
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