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At 12:00 noon today, Solemnity of the Lord’s Nativity, Pope Francis delivered his annual “Urbi et Orbi” address (to the city and the world) from the Central balcony of the Vatican Basilica. Before imparting the Blessing, the Pope addressed the traditional Christmas message to the faithful present in St Peter’s Square and to those who ...read more
Pope Francis’ Homily at the Christmas Mass at Night on the Solemnity of the Lord’s Birth – December 24, 2018 At 9:30 this evening in the Vatican Basilica, Pope Francis presided at the “Mass of the Night” on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord 2018. During the celebration of the Eucharist, after the ...read more
Christmas is such a stressful time. All our stresses are multiplied. We have to worry about guests and presents and food… And so I love going for a walk in the woods. It’s so quiet and peaceful. Might be a little cold, but it’s so comforting. That’s also one of the reasons why I love ...read more
Join us for a special Christmas edition of our weekly radio program, the SLHOUR, with all our contributors: Emilie shares a Christmas insight; Billy has a Christmas question; Gillian learns a Christmas lesson from all her kids; Mark has something good about Hollywood at Christmas; and Sr. Marie-Paul Curley finds a new animated Christmas classic, ...read more
Bad things happen: war, persecution. People are displaced, and they have to wait for things to get better. But this is not forever. There is hope. ...read more
We’ve heard of the Magisterium of the Church but the Magisterium of the People? This week, Sebastian Gomes tells us about his new film of that title, and we learn about babies being born in Bethlehem. Emilie has our news; Billy has a question for Dummies, and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Rita West, who is part of ...read more
What does it mean to die with dignity? This week Doctor and Sister Nuala Kenny, SC, tells us how to rediscover the art of dying. Emilie brings us the weekly news; Billy has another question on Church for Dummies; Mark Matthews tells us what’s good in Hollywood; and we meet singer/songwriter Steve Bell. Email us your ...read more
Read the prayer offered by Pope Francis before the statue of Mary in the Piazza di Spagna on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For December 2018, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Evangelization. ...read more
Deacon Pedro continues his exploration of doctrine vs. dogma by looking more closely at Catholic teaching on cremation and burial after suicide. ...read more