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French Biblical Scholar Anne-Marie Pelletier was asked by Pope Francis to compose the meditations for the Vatican’s Way of the Cross. ...read more
A reflection for Palm Sunday There are two Gospel readings for this Sunday, Palm Sunday. The first is the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11). This Gospel is proclaimed as our palms are blessed, uniting us with the same crowds that cried “Hosanna” and praised Jesus as their king, “he who comes in ...read more
Pope Francis receives a royal visit from a very royal guest and you'll never guess what that royal guest saw in the secret archives of the Vatican! ...read more
The Holy See Press Office has just released the programme for the Pope’s upcoming Apostolic Journey to Egypt at the end of the month. On Friday April 28th, the Pope will arrive at Cairo International Airport around 2:00pm where he will be welcomed at the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis before making a courtesy visit to ...read more
We begin today, with an Easter message from the President of the CCCB, Bishop Douglas Crosby, Bishop of Hamilton. In his Easter address to Canadians, Bishop Crosby brings the message of hope for those on the peripheries of society, for governments, for the Church and for everyone striving to lead a holy life. Here’s a quick preview ...read more
On Sunday April 2, 2017 the Holy Father departed by helicopter from the Vatican airport for his pastoral visit to Carpi. ...read more
“I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” I have heard and read the story of Lazarus so many times and this year, this one line has impacted me as if it’s ...read more
Deacon Pedro speaking with Lisa Daniels and Dr. Robert Hauptman. This week on a special encore end-of-life edition of the SLHour we look at what it means to have medically assisted dying in Canada. We speak with Lisa Daniels who suffers from intolerable, debilitating pain and her doctor, Robert Hauptman and also with Chuck and ...read more
Filled with wisdom literature and elderly heroes, the Bible is a perennial textbook for studying wisdom. As it turns out, wisdom is not exclusively for the elderly; the Bible is filled with old fools and wise youngsters too. But, as Christopher Bellitto points out, the discovery of true wisdom leads to openness and reciprocity, especially between generations, ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis for the month of April 2017! ...read more