S+L logo

Perspectives Daily - Atlantic Canada Catholic Bishops Talk With Pope Francis

March 20, 2017
On Friday, the Pope presided over a penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica in anticipation for the "24 Hours for the Lord" initiative. During the service, the Pope himself went to confession and heard confessions of three men and four women. The service took place one week before all churches around the world are asked to offer the sacrament of Confession, a request made by the Pontifical Council for the Promoting of the New Evangelization. The theme of the initiative this year comes from the Gospel according to St Matthew: ‘I desire Mercy’
People around the world can show their support for the initiative by using the "#24hoursfortheLord" hashtag.
The 10 bishops of Canada's Atlantic region made their "ad limina" visits and pilgrimage to the Vatican last week where, they had the opportunity to spent time with the Pope. Last Thursday, the Bishops explained to the Pope, the pastoral guidelines they have issued in response to Canada’s legalization of assisted suicide. We bring this story to you from CNS
“We should not be worried about Medjugorje”, is the message from Archbishop Henryk Hoser, the Papal envoy sent to investigate the pastoral needs in Medjugorje. In an interview with the online publication Aleteia, the Archbishop says that, “If Marian devotion has flourished in Medjugorje, if such multitudes arrive there, it is therefore a place where veneration will continue, since Our Lady can be venerated everywhere”. However in the interview, the Archbishop points out that although, “the Church has not yet spoken on the authenticity of the apparitions and we should calmly wait for the final position. This is by no means the first situation when the Church is slow to take a decision, especially given that the form of the Marian apparitions in Medjugorje significantly differs from that of earlier well-known apparitions.
We end today with just a reminder that tonight is the second night of a 4 night Lenten Mission on the theme: "The Parables of Jesus" at St.Theresa's Parish at 2559 Kingston Rd. in Scarborough. This mission will be led by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CEO of the Salt + Light TV and runs every evening till this Wednesday March 22 and will conclude with a blessing with a St. Therese relic on the last day. The event will start at 7:30 so don’t be late.
Now if you can’t make it, we will broadcast the mission here on S+L TV during the fifth week of Lent, so be sure to check out our online schedule listed here.
And that is all that we have time for today… Thank you for joining us and we’ll see you again next tomorrow.
 
Related posts
Encore SLHour: Living Prayerfully This Easter
FacebookTwitter
Join us for a special encore Easter edition of the SLHour from 2015: Sister Marie Paul Curley tells us about Easter with the Daughters of St. Paul and gives us a new (and unexpected) Five-Easter-film ...read more
I'm a firm believer that the more we understand the faith of our elder brothers and sisters, the more we will come to understand and deepen our own faith. I hope that this series brings you closer to ...read more
Pope Francis Pens Letter in Response to New Shrine of St. Francis
FacebookTwitter
On Easter Sunday, Pope Francis sent a letter to the bishop of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, Domenico Sorrentino, offering his blessings and support for his decision to establish a shrine in memo ...read more
A Plenary Indulgence For the 100th Year Fatima Anniversary
FacebookTwitter
Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Our Lady of Fatima apparitions throughout the centennial year, from the 27th of November 2016 till the 26th o ...read more
In this video, Fr. Rob Galea talks about the Sacrament of Marriage (Matrimony). This is part of an eight-part series on the Sacraments. Follow Fr. Rob Galea! http://www.FrRobGalea.com Social Media: @F ...read more