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Every year on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Pope Benedict takes part in a special tradition: he celebrates Mass in the Sistine Chapel with Vatican workers who have had babies in the last year. He also baptizes the new ones. This tradition originally began with Pope John Paul II in the first ...read more
In preparation for their meeting today, Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton, also President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has written to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo. The aim of the letter was to assure them of the prayers and encouragement of Canada’s bishops. Published below is ...read more
Father Matthew-Anthony Hysell was ordained tonight at St. Joseph’s Basilica in Edmonton. Archbishop Richard Smith presided the joyous occasion. Father Hysell will celebrate his first mass at Providence Renewal Centre on Saturday morning, December 8, 2012. He is pictured here with David LeRoss and Cheridan Sanders of the Salt and Light team. Stay tuned to ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: The College of Cardinals welcomed six new prelates this weekend. We bring you complete highlights from Saturday’s consistory and yesterday’s events in Rome. ...read more
Solemnity of Christ the King – November 25, 2012 Homily of Pope Benedict XVI Your Eminences, Dear Brother Bishops and Priests, Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today’s Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe, the crowning of the liturgical year, is enriched by our reception into the College of Cardinals of six new members whom, following tradition, ...read more
When a bishop becomes a cardinal, he receives a new red hat and several new jobs within the Church, among them that of pastor for a Roman parish. Six bishops from different parts of the world will become Roman pastors this Saturday. Pope Benedict XVI announced on October 24 that he would elevate six bishops ...read more
Sebastian Gomes attended the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization in Rome this past October as a correspondent for Salt + Light.  In this first of three articles, he discusses the change in mentality at Vatican II to one of openness and adaptation. During the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization for the ...read more
The full text of Pope Beendict XVI’s homily at the Mass concluding the XIII Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the New Evangelization. Dear Brother Bishops, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Brothers and Sisters, The miracle of the healing of blind Bartimaeus comes at a significant point in the structure of Saint Mark’s ...read more
Much more than a concert! Growing up in Montreal, I greatly admired how diverse communities would gather together for major festivals, events and celebrations throughout the year. The diversity and openness astonished me. There was always a cool festival or event to visit – one that would allow us to delve into any number of ...read more