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S+L BLOG: Fr. Matt Gworek



On January 15, the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University will be hosting “The Future of Women Deacons”, a symposium on the Papal Study Commission on the Diaconate of Women in which members will speak publicly for the first time since Pope Francis created the Commission in 2016. The event can be viewed streaming live ...read more
In his annual address to members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See, Pope Francis spoke to the roughly 180 men and women in attendance on a range of issues and conflicts throughout the world, including a strong message about responding to the abuse crisis. Here are the stories that we bring you ...read more
Over the recent weeks of the holiday season, Pope Francis has been busy offering words of blessing and love to many as the Vatican celebrated the great feast of Christmas and entered the new year. In addition to beautiful liturgies and festive ceremonies, the Pope’s celebration was highlighted by his annual Urbi et Orbi message ...read more
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but Advent is done. We celebrated Christmas two days ago, and that means there’s no way to have another “Thursday Thoughts for Advent.” As we continue to celebrate Christmas, however, I thought it might be nice to gather for one final Thursday this year and reflect together. You’ll notice ...read more
On this final Thursday of Advent, Fr. Matt Gworek reflects on the importance of angels and how we can be attentive to God's voice in this "wonderful life". ...read more
On Tuesday, the Vatican released the Holy Father’s official Message for the Celebration of the 52nd World Day of Peace. In his words, Pope Francis called for politicians and leaders to always exercise their role of service for the good of others, saying that “good politics is at the service of peace.” Here are the ...read more