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French President, Emmanuel Macron, has caused an uproar among his critics and the secularists poplus of his country, after making public remarks that he wants to repair the relationship between the Catholic church and the state of France. ...read more
For the first time in 500 years, Lutherans in Sweden are welcoming Catholics to celebrate Masses in Lund Cathedral. This historic cathedral was formerly the site of bitter religious feuding during the Reformation but has now become a site of interfaith friendship since Pope Francis held a service there in 2016. ...read more
The Vatican released the much anticipated Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis: “Gaudete et Exsultate” Much of the document was written in the second person, speaking directly to the individual reading it. ...read more
A US seminarian, who participated in the Easter Sunday Mass with the Pope, died unexpectedly a day after he carried the cross at the opening Easter procession ...read more
? We begin in Rome today where an estimated 20,000 people gathered at St. Peter’s square in the rain, to join the Pope for his weekly general audience where he continued his catechesis on the Mass and reflected on the words, “Go in Peace”. Those final words, “Go in Peace”, is an invitation, the Pope ...read more
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