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This week on the SLHour we have a featured chat with the first Chinese Bishop in the United States, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of San Francisco, Ignatius Wang; Gillian Kantor learns something from her kids about making the effort; Billy Chan questions the afterlife in Church for Dummies and we meet singer/songwriter Cooper Ray. Email us your ...read more
Are religious vocations on the rise or on the decline? It’s a very good question that leads some to wonder about the future of the Church. To help shed light on that question, we’re very lucky to have the executive members of the National Religious Vocations Conference join us today and talk to us about some of the interesting trends they are seeing in Vocation ministry. ...read more
"It makes me so sad when I celebrate Mass in the square, or in the basilica and I see so many cellphones in the air. And not just by the lay faithful, some priests and bishops, too," the Pope said today. ...read more
A new book hits the stores today shedding light on the widely speculated death of Pope John Paul I - a book that will put an end to the many conspiracy theories claiming that he was murdered in 1978.   The book, “Pope Luciani: Chronicle of a Death” is written by Italian journalist Stefania Falasca, who also serves as vice-postulator of the late Pope’s sainthood cause. It reveals that hours before his death, John Paul I complained of chest pains. Paying no attention to it, and ordering that his doctor not be called, he died of a heart attack hours later. Now according to Vatican insiders, it’s expected that the Vatican will shortly announce that Pope Francis will move forward the sainthood process for the man who was pope for 33 days, the 10th shortest papacy of all time. ...read more
It’s now Canada’s 150th birthday and we Canadians are celebrating 150 years of Canadian Confederation. You can’t talk about the Catholic Church’s contribution to Canada over the past 150 years without looking at these 5 interesting facts that have made Canada uniquely Catholic. ...read more
 "We stand in unity with you in this time of terrible tragedy, as you stand on holy ground, ground marred today by horrific violence," said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "We ask the Lord for healing of those injured, His loving care of those who have died and the consolation of their families. We must come to the firm determination that there is a fundamental problem in our society. ...read more
Two weeks ago we looked at what love is not, based on the wonderful classic by M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled. His book is not a Catholic book; it’s a psychology book (found in the “self-help” section of your bookstore), but Scott Peck was a practicing Christian and the book is very much a ...read more
We’ve all heard stories of conversion, but from Islam to Christ? That’s not everyone’s story. This week on the SLHour, Derya Little shares her journey. Emilie brings us the news; Billy Chan has questions about ghosts on Church for Dummies, Mark Matthews tells us about how to influence content in Hollywood and we speak with Steve ...read more