Today on Perspectives we look at what happened at the Vatican over the weekend and tell you why Venezuelan and Colombian bishops are planning a cross border prayer gathering. We have highlights from the Consistory for the Creation of New Cardinals, and developments in the Roman Curia that were revealed this morning.
Tonight on Perspectives
The Extraordinary chapter of the Legionaries of Christ starts
And one NGO says that persecution of Christians will rise in 2014
Pope Francis has taken the world by storm. But will he be able to evangelize young people? Host Kris Dmytrenko asks Fr. Frank Portelli and Oriana Bertucci what the youth think of the new pontiff. Also on the panel, Auravelia Colomer shares what it was like to be in St. Peter’s Square when the new Pope emerged on the balcony.
Pope Francis: What does this mean for the Catholic Church in Canada and beyond? We have first reactions from Ottawa’s own Archbishop Terrence Prendergast — who, like Francis, is a Jesuit — plus Bishop William McGrattan and Dr. Moira McQueen. Don’t miss this edition of “Perspectives Conclave Special” with Kris Dmytrenko.
Today on Perspectives: Pope Benedict holds the final General Audience of his Pontificate and we get analysis from on the ground in St. Peter’s Square.
As has become a Salt + Light tradition, we bring you The 12 Days of Christmas, featuring members of our team sharing their Christmas memories and traditions with our viewers. To begin we give your Fr. Thomas Rosica sharing two of his most poignant Christmas memories and how they reveal what is important.
Last time on Perspectives Weekly, we spoke about some of the changes on the new Roman Missal that we have been using since November 27th — the First Sunday of Advent — and we learned how this new translation will help us enter deeper into the mystery of the Eucharist. This week, Pedro asks the question: what does the new translation teach us about music in the liturgy?
Together with his two guests, he introduces us to some of the changes as they pertain to music. Fr. Bill Burke, the director of the National Liturgy Office of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, is joined by composer John Dawson, who wrote “Mass Setting B” (Mass of the Holy Family), one of the three approved Canadian Mass settings as found in “Celebrate in Song”. Together they’ll get to the heart of the matter, and explain how these new musical settings will assist in our celebration of Holy Mass.
Tonight on Perspectives: a look at Pope Benedict’s weekly general audience, we remember Cardinal Anthony Bevilaqua of Philadelphia who passed away last night and give you a sneak peak at our latest film “Across the Divide” about Bethlehem University.
Tonight on Perspectives Alicia talks to Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City and Tim Reidy, online editor of America Magazine.