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S+L BLOG: Noel Ocol



We’ve made it through Holy Week and the Triduum and are now in the Eastertide season. For the next 50 days until Pentecost Sunday we’ll celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. Over the past week, from Palm Sunday right up to Easter Sunday, the Pope had some very important messages for us and for the world. I have for you now highlights from Holy Week 2018. ...read more
  Good evening and welcome to Perspectives Daily This morning the Pope celebrated the Chrism Mass at St.Peter’s Bascilica in Rome. The Chrism Mass is one of the most solemn and important liturgies of the liturgical year. It takes its name from the blessing of the holy oils used in the sacraments throughout the upcoming year. Now ...read more
At the General Audience today, a story about a young boy from Ohio who being recently cured of leukemia, received a wish from the Pope that he never imagined possible. ...read more
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a letter to the Indigenous Peoples of Canada regarding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission today. Fr. Thomas Rosica joins us in the studio to shed some light on the context of this letter, and what it might mean for future Church and Indigenous relations. ...read more
At the end of Palm Sunday Mass in Rome, Delelegates formally presented their final document to the Pope which will be used to draft the working document for the upcoming Synod of Bishops in October, which is focused on young people, faith, and vocational discernment. We had a chance to catch up with a few of the delegates who spoke to us about their experience and what they expect from the final document going forward. ...read more
Day four of the Pre-synod meetings taking place in Rome where youth from all over the world have come to talk candidly with Pope Francis about the future of the Catholic Church. The main themes from the discussions and the working groups with the Pope are now coming to light. ...read more
Good evening and welcome to Perspectives Daily At the Pope’s weekly General Audience today, he continued his catechesis on the Mass reflecting on the rite of Holy Communion and invited Christians to make an examination of conscience. During his main talk, the Pope said that Communion can be received standing “with devotion” or kneeling, whichever ...read more
The Vatican announced today that the Pope will once again celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper in a prison, and will wash the feet of 12 inmates as he has done, since the beginning of his pontificate. This time at a former convent built in the 1600s, Regina Coeli, has operated as a prison since the 1890s and currently has more than 900 inmates, of which more than half are non-Italians. ...read more
Today marks the first day of the pre-synod meetings where over 300 young people from all over the world, convened in Rome to have a frank conversation with the Pope about the future of the Catholic church. ...read more
This weekend, the Pope will make a quick trip to the town where St. Padre Pio was born and lived his life, and where his work continues to mark the year of the 50th anniversary of St. Padre Pio’s death, and the 100th year of the appearance of the saint’s visible stigmata. ...read more