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S+L BLOG: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB



In the two Lukan narratives of the disciples of Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) and today’s first reading of Philip and the Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-40), the roads from Jerusalem to Emmaus and Jerusalem to Gaza are the symbolic structures of the journeys through the Scriptures to Christ, and the journey from Christ to the Scriptures. On the ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Pope Benedict marked two major milestones in his life this week. On Monday, the German Pontiff turned 80 years old. And yesterday he celebrated the second anniversary of his election as the Roman Pontiff and Successor of Peter. During a highly symbolic mass in a St. Peter’s Square packed with 50,000 ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI marks two major milestones in his life this week. On Monday, April 16, the German Pontiff turned 80 years old. And on Thursday, April 19, he celebrates the second anniversary of his election as the Roman Pontiff and Successor of Peter. I share this date with him as it is the anniversary ...read more
Pounding hearts, wounded hearts and burning hearts… the image of the human heart permeates the Gospel for Wednesday in the Octave of Easter. There is no better story to illustrate the heart than Luke’s account of the disciples on the road to Emmaus on Resurrection evening [24:13-35]. Today’s Gospel provides us with a good opportunity ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Why was Jesus condemned to death? How is it that a man like this ended up on the cross? What were the motives of those responsible for Jesus’ death? Who killed Jesus? What killed Jesus… and what vicious circles of violence continue to crucify him today among his brothers and sisters ...read more
What an incredible model of priesthood we find in the Gospel for the Holy Thursday celebration: the Lord and Saviour who kneels before us to wash our feet in a gesture of humility and service! Earlier on in the meal on that fateful night, Jesus broke bread with his friends and his betrayer. Drinking from ...read more
Last Friday I had the great privilege of interviewing for our WITNESS program the who captivated the world with his portrayal of Karol Wojtyla in the two-part epic film “Karol: A Man Who Became Pope” and “The Pope, The Man”. Adamczyk was in Toronto for a special showing of the film at the Cinesphere at ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Today is not only Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week in the Roman Catholic Church, but it is also known as World Youth Day. Most people associate World Youth Days with those mega-spiritual events that take place on a global scale every three years – like the one Toronto hosted ...read more
What is most troubling about this recent publicity stunt of Jesus’ burial place and the alleged DNA findings of Jesus and his family is that the media has spilled so much ink and wasted so much space on utter nonsense. One would think that we learned some powerful lessons from the media hype surrounding the ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Pope Benedict’s new book is a personal presentation of the figure of Christ, allowing readers to wrestle with his views In a bold, momentous work set to debut — in Italian — at the beginning of March, Pope Benedict seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent “popular” depictions and ...read more