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"A presumptuous heart", the Pope said," is full of its own self-importance and is not capable of receiving God’s pardon. Confessing one's sins to God helps people understand that sin not only separates us from God but also, from our brothers and sisters" ...read more
It’s that time of year again! The S+L team ranks the top 10 stories of interest to the Catholic Church in 2017. From the Pope’s trip to Myanmar amidst the Rhohingya refugee crisis, to the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we look back at the events and underlying issues that drew the attention of ...read more
The Infancy Narratives in the gospels of Mathew and Luke are filled with rich symbolism. The Evangelists were Christians of the first century whose lives were dramatically changed after the death and resurrection of Jesus. It was their deep faith in Jesus and their concrete experience of the Christian community that informed the theology that ...read more
Pope Francis at Angelus – January 1, 2018 A “horizon of peace” for migrants and refugees During his midday Angelus prayer on New Year’s Day, Pope Francis urged that refugees, migrants and everyone be ensured a future of peace, saying it is everyone’s right. Pope Francis on New Year’s Day raised his voice on behalf ...read more
Pope Francis’ homily: The Mother of God is starting point for New Year: The year opens in the name of the Mother of God. Mother of God is the most important title of Our Lady. But we might ask why we say Mother of God, and not Mother of Jesus. In the past some wanted ...read more
The Infancy Narratives in the gospels of Mathew and Luke are filled with rich symbolism. The Evangelists were Christians of the first century whose lives were dramatically changed after the death and resurrection of Jesus. It was their deep faith in Jesus and their concrete experience of the Christian community that informed the theology that ...read more
Oh, it’s new year again! How are there only 365 days in a year? If only we could double or triple the length of a year, then I should be able to complete my New Year’s Resolutions. Wait a second! I haven’t changed my resolutions for a few years now. Every end of December and ...read more
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. As we reflect on the year that has been and the year that will be, through the lens of the family, let me offer this wonderful reflection from Bl. Pope Paul VI from an address while in Nazareth in January 5, 1964 and taken from the ...read more
Before we let go of the year, let’s revisit some new albums released by Catholic artists in 2017 and featured on the SLHour. Tune in for some of the best songs of 2017, featuring Chris Bray, Marie Miller, Michael James Mette, Joe Zambon, Rita West, Mikey Needleman, Steve Angrisano, Cooper Ray, the Boys of the ...read more
The Infancy Narratives in the gospels of Mathew and Luke are filled with rich symbolism. The Evangelists were Christians of the first century whose lives were dramatically changed after the death and resurrection of Jesus. It was their deep faith in Jesus and their concrete experience of the Christian community that informed the theology that ...read more