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S+L BLOG: Pope Francis,Pope in Georgia and Azerbaijan



In today’s episode, the Director of the Vatican Observatory and Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno was in the United States for the total solar eclipse. The Vatican released Pope Francis’s message for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, marked next January 2018. Finally, the Holy Father focused his Angelus address on persevering in times ...read more
Guest contributor, Elias Crim, is the founder and publisher of Solidarity Hall, a national group blog focused on community renewal and the common good. He also co-hosts Solidarity Hall’s new podcast, called Dorothy’s Place. He recently reviewed S+L’s 2014 documentary “The Francis Effect”… How to understand Pope Francis? Despite the apparent dyspepsia his arrival has caused among some of the ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For August 2017, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Artists – That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation. Daily Offering Prayer God, our Father, I offer You my day. I offer ...read more
(Among the millions of Canadians who oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada are Roman Catholics, some of whom rallied on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario in June of 2016. CNS photo/Art Babych) The staff of Salt + Light Media come from 14 different countries. This summer, for Canada’s 150th anniversary, we are reflecting on ...read more
The former head of the Vatican’s doctrine office has denied a recently published story that claims that he was dismissed by Pope Francis due to differences of opinion on doctrinal matters. German media, OnePeterFive, cites a “trustworthy German source” who quoted an “eyewitness” who “apparently” recently sat with Cardinal Müller at lunch and “allegedly” heard the cardinal’s ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For July 2017, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Lapsed Christians – That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty ...read more
On the Solemnity of the Apostles Peter and Paul, at 9:30 am at St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis blessed the pallia (plural of pallium), taken from the Confession of the Apostle Peter and destined for Metropolitan Archbishops appointed during the past year. The pallium will then be imposed on each Metropolitan Archbishop by the Pontifical ...read more
At 4:00 pm today in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis held a Public Ordinary Consistory for the creation of 5 new Cardinals that included for the imposition of the scarlet beretta, the presentation of the ring and the assignment of the Title or Diaconia. The celebration began with the greeting, prayer, and reading a passage ...read more
From Pope Francis: I wish to announce that on Wednesday 28 June a Consistory will be held to appoint five new Cardinals. Their provenance from different parts of the world manifests the catholicity of the Church, which reaches all around the earth, and the assignment of a title or a diaconate in the city expresses ...read more
Today, Pope Francis celebrated the 25th anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination as the auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires in 1992. And to celebrate the milestone, he presided over a mass in the Pauline Chapel at the Apostolic Palace, con celebrated with cardinals who were present in Rome. During the homily, the pope called the cardinals ...read more