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At 4:00 pm today in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis held a Public Ordinary Consistory for the creation of 5 new Cardinals that included for the imposition of the scarlet beretta, the presentation of the ring and the assignment of the Title or Diaconia. The celebration began with the greeting, prayer, and reading a passage ...read more
From Pope Francis: I wish to announce that on Wednesday 28 June a Consistory will be held to appoint five new Cardinals. Their provenance from different parts of the world manifests the catholicity of the Church, which reaches all around the earth, and the assignment of a title or a diaconate in the city expresses ...read more
Today, Pope Francis celebrated the 25th anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination as the auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires in 1992. And to celebrate the milestone, he presided over a mass in the Pauline Chapel at the Apostolic Palace, con celebrated with cardinals who were present in Rome. During the homily, the pope called the cardinals ...read more
Pope Francis presided over a Mass in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, concelebrated with Cardinals present in Rome, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination. Below is the working translation of the homily: In the first Reading, we heard how the dialogue continues between God and Abraham, that dialogue ...read more
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – July 2nd, 2017 In light of today’s colourful story in the first reading from the Second Book of Kings, I offer some reflections on the virtue of hospitality.  What lessons of hospitality can we learn from the Shunamite woman and her husband?  Many stories from the Books of Kings ...read more
In Rome yesterday, the Pope addressed the crowds in St.Peter’s square for the recital of the weekly Angelus prayer, after which he expressed his closeness and grief for the victims of a landslide that engulfed a village in south-western China. “I am close to the population of the Chinese village of Xinmo that was struck ...read more
Bishops of Panama were in Rome for their ad limina visit. As they prepare to host the next World Youth Day, in January 2019, part of their meeting with Pope Francis focused on that topic. They also discussed the challenges they face today, not only as a Church but also as a country. Vatican Magazine ...read more
The Salt + Light staff come from 14 different countries. For Canada Day, we asked some of them to write on what is special about Canada? This series will run from June 26 – July 7. How blessed are we to live in this beautiful country- a country that teaches us to respect people of all ...read more
Interested in Women Deacons? Read what Sebastian Gomes recently wrote on this topic. And the two interviews with Phyllis Zagano: Subject Matters and Witness with Fr. Rosica Either the Church ordains women to everything, or we don’t ordain deacons. There are two questions we have to answer: ‘What is Ordination?’ And ‘What is the Diaconate?’ ...read more
This week on the Salt and Light Radio Hour: How much do you go on the Internet for parenting advice? This week CatholicMom.com founder Lisa Hendey tells us all about the success of what started as a chat group. Emilie Callan gives us the weekly news, Billy Chan has some more questions about Adam and Eve ...read more