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Now here in Canada, members of the Canadian Pediatric Society are “increasingly” being asked by parents, about the option of physician assisted suicide for children and in a recent survey among its members, is finding a growing support for expanding the assisted-suicide law to include children. ...read more
This week we are looking at what I’m going to call the Joy of Love or Love Joy. For the last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at love. Last week in particular we saw at a few love myths. Today we go back to where it all began because this Sunday’s Gospel reading is ...read more
Test your knowledge: Of these, how many were Franciscans? Junipero Serra, Peter of Alcántara, Bonaventure, Anthony of Padua, Maximillian Kolbe, St. Padre Pio, Marianne Cope, Elizabeth of Hungary, Angela Merici, St. Brigid of Sweden, Elizabeth of Portugal, Thomas More and Pope John XXIII? This week, on the SLHour, author Robert Ellsberg lists about 100 Franciscan saints and tells us what we can learn from them. ...read more
It’s not everyday that the six person crew of the International Space Station gets a video call from earth, and certainly not from the Pope. But that’s exactly what happened earlier today when the Pope himself, made a historic call to the crew, that's orbiting earth about 400 kms directly above us. ...read more
A new Quebec law on state neutrality on religion is under fire as many deem it "discriminatory" against some Muslim women. Bill 62, officially adopted Oct. 18, requires that from now on, public services will not be given and received to any person whose face is covered. ...read more
Watch Live! The Vatican announced that Pope Francis would make a call to the International Space Station on Thursday October 26, 2017. Salt + Light will be streaming this historic moment below, hosted by Sebastian Gomes at 9:00 am EST. Join us as Pope Francis goes to infinity and beyond! ...read more
Sister Kathleen Schipani, director of the office for persons with disabilities at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was one of the participants at the conference and she revealed that she has designed an app to teach religious terms and prayers in American Sign Language ...read more
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – October 29th, 2017 Today’s first reading from Exodus (22:21-27) and Matthew’s Gospel story about the greatest commandment (22:34-40) challenge us in the ways that we love God and neighbour. The Exodus reading relates some specific provisions of the Law regarding widows, orphans, and the poor. The Lord ...read more
The Pope sent a very special video message to the Canadian youth who participated in a nationally televised forum on the theme: Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment, in preparation for the 2018 Synond of Bishops in Rome. In his message, the Pope called on young Canadians to fill the world with the joy that comes from the Gospel by "building bridges" through relationships marked "by trust, by sharing, by openness even to the ends of the world."  ...read more
In our quest to find out what Jesus meant when he said that we must love God and neighbour, we have to be able to define love. We must also be able to stay away from those “love myths”. There are many definitions of love and many volumes have been written on the subject. If ...read more