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Pope Francis delivers Angelus address on First Sunday of Advent and sends message to Cuban president after Fidel Castro’s death. He also meets the recipients of the 2016 Ratzinger Prize, addresses the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and in Canada, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family has a new Executive Director. ...read more
It seems that every year we have the same discussion around this time: what is the real meaning of Christmas? and let’s keep Christ in Christmas. There are even campaigns to boycott department stores that refuse to acknowledge the “reason for the season.” It’s so easy to jump onto that band wagon. To add to this, “Christmas” starts ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the Works of Mercy, the Synod Council meets and there’s a new app to help you find the Sacraments. ...read more
In light of the Consistory this weekend, I was going to deacon-struct Cardinals, but seeing as Fr. Rosica wrote a wonderful Reflection on the Role of Cardinals in the Church on Tuesday, I figured I could do something a bit different. Yesterday, Pope Francis made 17 new Cardinals. Thirteen of them will be Cardinal-electors, eligible ...read more
For the last year we have all been hearing of the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Perhaps the most well-known are caring for the sick, visiting those in prison and instructing the ignorant. Around the world, hundreds of thousands of religious sisters and brothers dedicated their every day to these tasks. But there are ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis invites us to bear all wrongs with patience at today’s General Audience, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops elects a new president and the Canadian Bishops send a statement to the delegates at COP 22. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis celebrates The Jubilee for Socially Excluded Persons, meets with men who’ve left the priesthood and tells those at Angelus address to not be afraid of wars and revolutions. ...read more
Earlier this week I found myself listening to R.E.M.’s It’s the End of the World (although I much prefer the cover by Great Big Sea). It’s a good song and, while I’m not exactly sure what it’s about, I always think about it around this time of the year when all the Mass readings have ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis continues his Catechesis on the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy and Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State responds to the election of Donald Trump. Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann also speaks with Salt + Light CEO, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, who also responds to this historic presidential election. Tune in ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Vatican releases statement regarding illicit episcopal ordinations in China, Pope Francis speaks out against human trafficking and celebrates the Jubilee of Mercy for Prisoners. ...read more