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S+L BLOG: Pope in Cuba



The Synod of Bishops on the Family started this week. For a run down of what has been discussed so far, watch this week’s edition of Vatican Connections, or Salt and Light’s special synod coverage, Inside the Synod. There were a few non-synod items of interest over the past week. The pope’s message for World ...read more
(Photo: courtesy of CNS) How are we to evaluate Pope Francis’ historic six-day visit to the United States? Should it be considered a success? Did the Pope accomplish what he set out to do? Were there questions left unanswered? How should we gage the response of the American Church? Of the American people? What lasting ...read more
  Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis looks back at Cuba – U. S. trip and launches a musical album. ...read more
On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Pope Francis met with families in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Cuba. Below, find the full text to his prepared remarks. We are here as a family! And whenever we come together as a family, we feel at home. Thank you, Cuban families. Thank you, Cubans, for ...read more
Following Pope Francis’ celebration of Mass  in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Mons. Dionisio García lbáñez, Archbishop of Santiago, gave the following remarks in Spanish: Querido Santo Padre, Quiero expresarle nuestro agradecimiento por haber llegado como peregrino hasta este bello lomerío en el oriente cubano, a ...read more
On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre. Below, find the full text of his prepared homily. The Gospel we have just heard tells us about something the Lord does every time he visits us: he calls us out ...read more