BLOG: Benedict XVI,Fr. Thomas Rosica,Pope Francis
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has returned to Rome following his week in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro for the 28th World Youth Day. Scores of young people from around the world had travelled to the Brazilian city to take part in the event, with as many as 3 million people attending yesterday’s closing ...read more
  S+L’s Sebastian Gomes catches up with Fr. Tom Rosica after a Holy See press conference discussing the events of Pope Francis’s flight to Brazil and arrival in Rio. During the Pope’s visit to South America, Fr. Tom is serving as Assistant to Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Director of the Holy See Press Office. ...read more
"Preferring Nothing to the Love of Christ" On the feast of Saint Benedict - July 11 ...read more
What are we to make of this latest encyclical written by the four hands of Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI?  Remember that encyclicals make up a very significant part of the magisterial teaching of the Church.  Not only are they written and promulgated by the pope, but they focus on and are particularly ...read more
As a priest and licensed psychotherapist, Fr. James Flavin serves as the president of the Saint John Vianney Center. This renowned facility, located in Pennsylvania, specializes in the treatment of personal and psychological difficulties unique to Catholic clergy and consecrated religious. Witness host Fr. Thomas Rosica asks Fr. Flavin how wounded ministers in the church ...read more
In response to groups of Anglicans seeking to enter communion with Rome while preserving their traditions, Benedict XVI issued Anglicanorum coetibus, which called for the creation of Anglican ordinariates. The group for Canada and the United States, called the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, was established on January 1, 2012. Witness host ...read more
Address by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, CEO, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation at the 100th Anniversary Banquet of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto on May 16, 2013 at Villa Colombo, Toronto. Dear Friends, Thank you for inviting me to celebrate this momentous occasion with Catholic Charities of Toronto. As I prepared my ...read more
Since its founding in 1926, the need for the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) has only grown. This papal agency, created by Pius XI to support the Eastern Catholic Churches, is helping sustain vulnerable Christian populations amidst poverty and violence. Leading this mission is Msgr. John Kozar, a priest from the diocese of Pittsburgh, ...read more
Fr. Thomas Rosica appeared on Amanpour Live, Tuesday May 14, to talk about the papal transition and Pope Francis. Watch the full interview in the video above. ...read more
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, having long suffered under Communist persecution, flourished once the Iron Curtain finally fell. The strength of this Eastern rite extends to the growing Ukrainian diaspora, particularly in Canada. In 2011, when the Ukrainian bishops needed to elect a new leader for their growing church, they turned to the youngest member ...read more