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S+L BLOG: peace

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Peace is long overdue, but it won’t happen without a commitment to real dialogue that builds bridges instead of walls. After a 2016 visit to the Holy Land, S+L Producer Sebastian Gomes reflects on his unsettling encounter with reality on the ground. “Go sit ...read more
In this Video Fr. Rob Galea discusses the need for stillness and silence in our busy lives. Eight Ways to Find Stillness: 1. Turn off Your Electronics 2. Enjoy the Scenery when Driving 3. Employ the Practice of Silence 4. Savour Your Food 5. Meditate 6. Sleep in Silence 7. Plug Into Nature 8. Tune ...read more
Msgr. Ken Velo’s homily at Cardinal Bernadin’s funeral mass April 2, 1928 – November 14, 1996 Funeral Mass on November 21, 1996 Monday marks the 20th anniversary of death of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, the son of Italian immigrants who rose to become the senior Catholic Church leader in the United States. Joseph Bernardin died on ...read more
At the end of the afternoon the Holy Father Francis traveled by car to the Church of St. Simon Bar Sabbae Tbilisi for the meeting with the Assyrian-Chaldean community. It is the first time that a Pope visited a place of the Assyrian-Chaldean worship. Upon arrival, at 18.00, Pope Francis was welcomed by the Patriarch ...read more
Non-Violence: A Style of Politics for Peace «Non-Violence: A Style of Politics for Peace». This is the title of the Message for the 50th World Day of Peace, the fourth of Pope Francis. Violence and Peace are at the origin of two opposite ways to building society. The proliferation of hotbeds of violence produces most serious ...read more
There is a story within the story of Laudato Sì – Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical letter “On the Care of our Common Home.” The letter is an overview of the environmental crisis from a religious point of view. Until the publication of the Pope’s important document one year ago on June 18, the dialogue about ...read more