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I remember about 5 years ago when we went to the Easter Vigil Mass for the first time in about 12 years (that’s what happens when you have kids) how amazed I was at the beauty and meaning behind this the greatest of all liturgies. I guess I’d forgotten; or never realized it. In particular, ...read more
Dear Brothers and Sisters: Good afternoon! I am grateful for the words of greeting that Archbishop José Antonio Eguren Anselmi of Piura addressed to me in the name of all those present. Meeting with you, getting to know you, listening to you and sharing our love for the Lord and for the mission he has ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, author Peter Kreeft tells us what Catholics and Protestants can learn from each other and we speak with conductor and composer JJ Wright about his Advent/Christmas album, O Emmanuel. We also speak with author Dr. Greg Popcak about his latest book, the BeDADitudes and we meet ...read more
These lands have the flavour of the Gospel. Everything around us, against the backdrop of this immense sea, helps us better to understand the experience that the apostles had with Jesus and that today we too are invited to relive. I am happy to know that you have come from different parts of northern Peru ...read more
Where are young people today? That is really the question that the Church hopes to address this year. In October 2018, bishops from around the world will, once again, gather in Rome for a Synod. The topic of this meeting is Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. Proclaiming the joy of the Gospel is ...read more
It’s probably safe to say that no one really likes to go to Confession. We may know it’s good for us, like eating our vegetables, but we don’t like doing it. Who likes telling someone else all the bad things they did? But do you ever wonder what the experience is like for priests? To ...read more
On today’s special edition we continue our summary coverage of the Pope’s apostolic journey, as he embarks on the second-leg of his two nation trip. Today, he begins his first full day Peru. The Holy Father arrived at the International Airport in Lima yesterday evening, where he was officially welcomed by the Peruvian president and ...read more
Popes Speech at the Hogar Principito Children’s Home: Full Text Dear Brothers and Sisters, Dear Children, Thank you very much for this lovely reception and for your words of welcome. Seeing you dance makes me very happy. I could not leave Puerto Maldonado before coming to visit you. You wanted to come from various homes ...read more
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I see that you have come not only from the far reaches of the Peruvian Amazon, but also from the Andes and neighbouring countries. What a beautiful image of the Church without borders, where all peoples have a place! How much we need moments like these, to be together and, regardless ...read more
A Reflection for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB The ecumenical movement, born in the twentieth century is the means by which the churches which form the house “oikos” of God, seek to live and witness before all peoples the wonders God has worked among us, especially through the crucified ...read more