Today on Perspectives, an overview of the pope’s weekend activities and a priest known for his civil disobedience is remembered.
In this episode of Perspectives Daily, we look at a report from CNS about how church leaders are faced the reality of having to continue to function with fewer priests while the number of priests coming out from the seminary not being equal with the number of priests retiring.
Tickets are still available for the upcoming S+L Taste and See dinner Gala hosted by the Archdiocese of Vancouver on May 28, 2016
With World Youth Day in Krakow is just around the corner and many of those interested in attending are asking questions about travel visas. Our friends at the World Youth Day volunteer office in Krakow have some answers.
Premiering on Salt and Light TV this Sunday, academy award winner Susan Sarandon takes you into the life of one of the most significant spiritual influencers of the late 20th century, Henri Nowen. This film Journey of the Heart, is a thought-provoking look at the life of this unassuming, charismatic scholar considered by many of his contemporaries as one of the best and brightest minds of his time. Abandoning the insular works of academia, Nouwen embarked on a radical and personal pilgrimage of downward mobility that led him to L’Arche, a community of people with developmental disabilities.
A Roman Catholic priest, University of Notre Dame, Yale and Harvard professor, author and social activist, Nouwen possessed a unique insight into the human condition. Through his many books, which continue to be widely popular, Nouwen wrote passionately and eloquently about our human frailty and brokenness, while identifying and addressing the spiritual needs of today.
This documentary features an inspiring conversation with Nouwen shot just a year before his death. Interviews with key friends, prominent colleagues and family members help complete the picture of this unique man of faith – a person of passion and compassion. Journey of the Heart airs this Sunday at 9:05 pm eastern. For all the broadcast details, you can visit our site at saltandlighttv.org/schedule
See you next week!
On Today’s edition of Perspectives: Cardinal Jaime Ortega of Havana finally gets to retire, an Austrian bishop says “not in my backyard” to the government’s anti-migrant fence, and we hear from a lay missionary about his experiences”
There’s no app for happiness. That’s what Pope Francis told young people this weekend during his homily for the Jubilee of young people. He had a few other surprises up his sleeve as well. We have details on Perspectives. Plus, we look at the church’s role in rebuilding Ecuador after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the nation last week.
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis sends a message to Roman Jews ahead of Passover, a solidarity collection will be taken up this weekend for the suffering people in Ukraine, and a new S+L series tackles the controversial subject of legalized euthanasia in Canada.
In this special Jubilee Year, we are invited to remember the corporal works of mercy. One of them is to feed the hungry. Every day, all over the world, people have been doing this and the Church has been doing it for 2000 years. In Toronto, Sr. Margaret Patterson of the Congregation of Notre Dame runs a breakfast club for elementary school children. Join me, Deacon Pedro tonight, as we speak about her vocation, about mercy and the challenges and joys of caring for the hungry.
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Tonight on Perspectives: The Pope appoints a new Nuncio to the United States and Fr. Tom Smolich, SJ, International Director of Jesuit Refugee Service joins us to discuss the global refugee crisis and the Pope’s trip to Lesbos, Greece
Today on Perspectives: the papal travel calendar fills up, Pope Francis calls for the release of people kidnapped in war zones, and we have reaction to Amoris Laetitia, the pope’s document on the family.
I’ve always been interested in matters of science and of faith. Growing up, it never occured to me that there would be a conflict between faith and science or faith and reason, but as a young adult, these conversations became more and more common – and the consensus among some of my friends was that there is a conflict between faith and science. This is partly because this is what is promoted in the media. What we see in the media (think Dan Brown) about the Church is never really representative of the Church and what we see in media about science (think Star Trek or CSI) is also not truly representative of science. Add to that confusion about creationism, evolution and what really happened to Galileo, among other things.
It was in the last 10 years that I’ve been giving this much more thought. Certainly while working on our six-part series Creation, issues of faith, reason and science came up regularly. This is why I am very excited about our Perspectives Weekly guest this week: Brother Guy Consolmagno.
Brother Guy is the director of the Vatican Observatory. ‘Why does the Vatican have an observatory?’ and ‘Why do astronomers work for the vatican?’ are probably the first questions you may have. But, can you baptise an extraterrestrial? Was there really a Star of Bethlehem? How do we figure out the date of Easter? are also questions that regularly come to the inbox of Brother Guy and other Vatican Astronomners. And this Friday, we will be addressing them all on Perspectives: The Weekly Edition.
Join me as I speak with Brother Guy Consolmagno about these and many other questions related to the intersection of faith and reason, this Friday April 8th, at 7pm & 11pm ET / 4pm & 8pm PT. If you miss it, it will be back on on Sunday, April 10 also at 7pm & 11pm ET / 4pm & 8pm PT.
Today on Perspectives: Pope Francis unveils two ways to act out mercy. Also, it seems talks continue in attempt to reach full communion between Rome and the Society of St. Pius X, and China bids farewell to a 96 year old bishop who spent 23 years in jail.