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Why do we baptise babies? How can a baby decide to become a Christian? Where does this tradition come from? Deacon Pedro explains. ...read more
I remember about 5 years ago when we went to the Easter Vigil Mass for the first time in about 12 years (that’s what happens when you have kids) how amazed I was at the beauty and meaning behind this the greatest of all liturgies. I guess I’d forgotten; or never realized it. In particular, ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, author Peter Kreeft tells us what Catholics and Protestants can learn from each other and we speak with conductor and composer JJ Wright about his Advent/Christmas album, O Emmanuel. We also speak with author Dr. Greg Popcak about his latest book, the BeDADitudes and we meet ...read more
Where are young people today? That is really the question that the Church hopes to address this year. In October 2018, bishops from around the world will, once again, gather in Rome for a Synod. The topic of this meeting is Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. Proclaiming the joy of the Gospel is ...read more
It’s probably safe to say that no one really likes to go to Confession. We may know it’s good for us, like eating our vegetables, but we don’t like doing it. Who likes telling someone else all the bad things they did? But do you ever wonder what the experience is like for priests? To ...read more
Last week we saw how the Baptism of Jesus is one of three manifestation or “Theophany” moments: the Nativity, the Baptism and the Wedding at Cana. Today we are focusing on the centre of these three events: The baptism, which this year, in Canada, was celebrated last Monday, on January 8th. I’m sure that thousands of ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, author Matt Fradd tells us about the pornography myth and we go on a Camino pilgrimage with cellist Dane Johansen. We also talk women and pornography with Jessica Harris of BeggarsDaughter.com and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Marie Miller, who has a new album, Letterbox. Full program: ...read more
We have heard so many stories about the Church in China, about persecution and about an underground church, yet for Bishop Ignatius Wang, the retired Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, it’s not so simple and it’s not so hopeless. Deacon Pedro speaks with him about his vocation, the challenges being a Chinese Bishop in the ...read more
I’m confused this year. Why is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord celebrated tomorrow, Monday, January 8, instead of next Sunday? This was the tradition: It was always celebrated on January 13, on the octave of the Feast of the Epiphany (which is normally January 6 – but not always, in some places, ...read more
Last week we ended the year by featuring artists who released new albums in 2017. This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, as we continue on our Christmas season break, let’s revisit some new albums released by Catholic artists in 2016 and featured on our program – tune in for some of the ...read more