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Two weeks ago we looked at what love is not, based on the wonderful classic by M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled. His book is not a Catholic book; it’s a psychology book (found in the “self-help” section of your bookstore), but Scott Peck was a practicing Christian and the book is very much a ...read more
We’ve all heard stories of conversion, but from Islam to Christ? That’s not everyone’s story. This week on the SLHour, Derya Little shares her journey. Emilie brings us the news; Billy Chan has questions about ghosts on Church for Dummies, Mark Matthews tells us about how to influence content in Hollywood and we speak with Steve ...read more
This week we are looking at what I’m going to call the Joy of Love or Love Joy. For the last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at love. Last week in particular we saw at a few love myths. Today we go back to where it all began because this Sunday’s Gospel reading is ...read more
Test your knowledge: Of these, how many were Franciscans? Junipero Serra, Peter of Alcántara, Bonaventure, Anthony of Padua, Maximillian Kolbe, St. Padre Pio, Marianne Cope, Elizabeth of Hungary, Angela Merici, St. Brigid of Sweden, Elizabeth of Portugal, Thomas More and Pope John XXIII? This week, on the SLHour, author Robert Ellsberg lists about 100 Franciscan saints and tells us what we can learn from them. ...read more
In our quest to find out what Jesus meant when he said that we must love God and neighbour, we have to be able to define love. We must also be able to stay away from those “love myths”. There are many definitions of love and many volumes have been written on the subject. If ...read more
Do you hate going to confession? This week on the SLHour, Fr. Mike Prieur tells us about the art of the confessor. Sr. Marie-Paul Curley has the Windows to the Soul to a few superhero films; Billy Chan has a question about judgement and we reconnect with Matt Maher who has a new album, Echoes. ...read more
“Tres cosas tiene el amor que no se pueden olvidar: Que Dios nos amó primero, que hay que darse por entero y ponerse a caminar.” (Tres Cosas Tiene el Amor, Fernando Leiva) Last time, I mentioned a bit of what Pope Francis said during his trip to the World Meeting of Families in 2015. With ...read more
What does the Church need to know from young people? This week we speak with Cardinal Kevin Farrell, of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life; Gillian Kantor learns something new from her kids; Billy Chan has more questions for Dummies and we reconnect singer/songwriter Mikey Needleman, who has a new album, We Ask of ...read more
The last two weeks we’ve been looking at love (part 1 and part 2). Jesus said that the two greatest commandments are to love God and to love neighbour (Matthew 22:36-40). He also said we have to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). Last week we looked at seven qualities of love. Today let’s begin by ...read more
How can you still be Catholic? This week on an all-new SLHour, author Christopher Sparks suggests 50 answers to a very good question. Emilie gives us the weekly news, Billy Chan questions praying to statues on Church for Dummies; Mark Matthews tells us about the impending roboapocalypse and we speak with John Robinson of the Boys ...read more