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S+L BLOG: September 11



September 11 marks the 14th anniversary of the dreadful terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. As media attention turns once again to those fateful days and to the masterminds of such acts of terror and violence, plunging the world into its current state of war and fear, I offer some considerations on the meaning ...read more
From Pope John Paul II’s Evening Address to Young People Toronto, Downsview Park Saturday, July 27, 2002 The new millennium opened with two contrasting scenarios: one, the sight of multitudes of pilgrims coming to Rome during the Great Jubilee to pass through the Holy Door which is Christ, our Savior and Redeemer; and the other, ...read more
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross –  Sunday, September 14, 2014 At the heart of every World Youth Day is a very simple, powerful, ancient Christian symbol: two large planks of wood, known as the World Youth Day Cross, that not a few journalists have called the “Olympic Torch” of the huge Catholic Festival that we were ...read more
From Pope John Paul II’s Evening Address to young people Toronto, Downsview Park Saturday July 27, 2002 The new millennium opened with two contrasting scenarios: one, the sight of multitudes of pilgrims coming to Rome during the Great Jubilee to pass through the Holy Door which is Christ, our Savior and Redeemer; and the other, ...read more
In this report, Catholic New Service follows pilgrims as they celebrate Mass in New York. They then trace the final steps of Franciscan Father Mychal Judge, who died on September 11, 2001. ...read more
Biblical Reflection for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A [singlepic id=174 w=450 h=350 float=right]Today’s Gospel (Matthew 18:21-35) addresses the necessity of repentance and repeated forgiveness that are required of those who call themselves Christian. The Gospel passage can be divided into two major sections: Peter’s question of Jesus: “Lord, if my brother sins ...read more