Not enough time in your day to learn something new? No problem! Connect5 is back for a second season featuring fascinating women and men whose lives and work are impacting the church and the world. Get the wheels in your head turning with host Sebastian Gomes and another all-new season of informative five minute interviews. And don’t forget to share the video! It’s only five minutes after all, five minutes well spent... #connect5
On the new approach of Amoris Laetitia
A renowned Vatican commentator discusses what is new in Pope Francis’ exhortation Amoris Laetitia on love in the family.
Sr. Priscilla Solomon, CSJ
On the Catholic Church and the Indigenous Peoples of Canada
An Ojibway born Sister of St. Joseph assesses the current climate of relations between the Church and the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
On Pope Francis and Vatican II
An authoritative voice on Vatican II draws significant parallels between the Council’s vision and the ministry of Pope Francis.
Sr. Nuala Kenny
On Bill C-14 legislating physician assisted dying in Canada
An ethicist and medical doctor, Sr. Nuala Kenny dissects Bill C-14 passed in June 2016 legislating physician assisted dying in Canada.
Fr. Peter Galadza
On the historic meeting between Francis and Kirill
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill issued a joint declaration in 2016 that didn’t sit well with Ukrainian Greco-Catholics.
Patriarch Michel Sabbah
On the Israeli-Palestinian situation since 1988
The first Palestinian-born Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem discusses the Israeli-Palestinian situation during his tenure from 1988 to 2008.
On peacebuilding in Syria
Beyond the political and military interests in Syria, Elias Sadkni fosters peace through grassroots initiatives and community building.
On the role of business in the economy
Carolyn Woo, an authoritative voice in the business world, dissects the roots beneath the struggling economy.
Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ
On the origins of the universe and extraterrestrial life
The Vatican’s chief scientist reflects on the origins of the universe and the possibility of extraterrestrial life.
Fr. David Neuhaus, SJ
On the mission of the Church in the Holy Land
The Patriarchal Vicar for Israel’s Hebrew-speaking Catholics reflects on the important mission of the Church in the Holy Land.
Br. Peter Bray, FSC
On the student experience at Bethlehem University
One of the leaders of the only Catholic University in the Holy Land discusses the life and struggles of students at Bethlehem University.
Sr. Veronica O’Reilly, CSJ
On the amalgamation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada
The Congregational Leader for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada reflects on a new beginning for the religious community.
Cardinal Peter Turkson
On the pertinence of Laudato Si’
Cardinal Peter Turkson of the Vatican argues that Laudato Si’ is much more than an encyclical on climate change.
Fr. Tom Smolich, SJ
On the developed world’s responsibility for refugees
The new director of JRS reflects on the attitudes and responsibilities of influential countries on the global refugee crisis.
On the Christians in the Holy Lands
The newly retired Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem reflects on the current state of Christians living in the Holy Lands.
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Host: Sebastian Gomes
Sebastian is a senior producer and host at S+L TV. Since 2012 he's covered a number of important events in the Catholic Church that have connected him with many interesting and influential people. He created Connect5 to bring you into the conversation.