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Yesterday, as our Eastern Catholic brothers and Sisters celebrated Christmas, I was reminded of one of the most meaningful messages of Christmas: Emmanuel – God with us. Since I was a little child, I’ve known this. I always knew the meaning of the name Emmanuel, because that is my middle name: Pedro Emmanuel Guevara-Mann. At ...read more
Baptism of the Lord, Year A – Monday, January 9th, 2017 In 2009, Salt + Light Television produced a magnificent documentary, “Within Your Gates,” on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s historic pilgrimage to Jordan and Israel. Among the moving scenes in the film is the Holy Father’s visit, along with Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his wife ...read more
Last week we ended the year by featuring artists who released new albums in 2016. This week, let’s revisit new albums released by Catholic artists in 2015 and featured on the SLHour. Tune in for some of the best songs of 2015, featuring , Michael James Mette, Chris Bray, Mikey Needleman, WAL, Joe Miralles, Trevor ...read more
For many people, and perhaps even for us, Christmas seems to end on December 26th. With the shopping frenzy of Boxing week, the plans for the New Year’s Eve party and the new Valentine’s Day themed decorations in the malls, the true Christmas season and its meaning quickly dissipates into memory. For many, all that ...read more
Watch Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, celebrate daily television Mass for the Feast of St. André’ Bessette. ...read more
One of the defining celebrations of the 2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy was the canonization of Mother Teresa. Beloved around the world by believers and non-believers alike, her relentless care for the poor and abandoned struck the heart of humanity. Her story continues to spread through the ministry of her postulator, Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, MC, ...read more
2016 has come and gone and so it’s time for our year-end-review. What are the highlights of this past year? What stands out the most in your mind? What’s your favourite Pope Francis moment? Join Deacon Pedro and our year-in review panel, Sebastian Gomes and Emilie Callan as they look at the Church in the ...read more
Watch Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, celebrate Daily Mass on television for January 6, 2017, with Deacon Pedro as the homilist. See video above. ...read more
Last Monday, the Holy See Press Office published the letter that Pope Francis wrote to the bishops for the Feast of the Holy Innocents, celebrated on December 28. Referring to the massacre of the Innocents, as it is told in the Gospel, the Pope dwelled on the sobbing of mothers bewailing the death of their children ...read more
At 10:00 am this morning, Solemnity of the Epiphany, Pope Francis presided over the Eucharistic celebration in the Vatican Basilica. Below are the texts of Proclamation of Easter, celebrated this year on April 16, and the Pope’s homily after the proclamation of the Holy Gospel: The Proclamation of Easter Know, dear brethren, that as we ...read more