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S+L BLOG: Alicia Ambrosio



Pope Francis visited Assisi for the anniversary of the Pardon of Assisi and called on Christians to be examples of forgiveness for the world. To set the example, Pope Francis decided to hear confessions in the Basilica. Plus, we have details on his meeting with Dominican Friars, and details on the commission studying women deacons. ...read more
Today on Perspectives we have the next instalment of the CNS series “For God and Country.” This time we look at the types of challenges that chaplains help military families deal with. ...read more
  There were significant resignations and several important nominations behind Vatican walls this week. The long expected retirement of Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi finally came to pass.  As well some high anticipated appointments were finally made and they speak volumes about the new Roman Curia. After ten years at the head of the Holy See ...read more
I have never experienced World Youth Day as a pilgrim, and yet I’m a huge fan of the event. In 2008 I had just joined Salt + Light (filling in for a colleague who had decided to volunteer for WYD Sydney)  and was part of the team in Toronto that helped get our Sydney team’s ...read more
Today on Perspectives: A new Archbishop for Regina, two laypeople at the helm of the Vatican press office, and what questions should we be asking ourselves regularly as Christians? ...read more
Today on Perspectives: Pope Francis wants peace in Syria and he some some ideas on how to make it happen. Also, we talk to newly appointed Bishop Elect Joseph Nguyen to find out what its like to be named a bishop. ...read more
We talk to the Polish Ambassador to Canada, Marcin Bosacki about World Youth Day Krakow: what to expect, why is it significant, and we ask the ambassador about his own experience as a WYD pilgrim. ...read more
Today on Perspectives: Sr. Priscilla Solomon speaks to us about enculturation of the faith, the legacy of residential schools in Canada, and the next steps in the healing process. ...read more
Pope Francis spent the weekend visiting Armenia and we have highlights. Plus, during the return flight he gave an hour long press conference and we have details. ...read more
Pope Francis landed in Armenia this Friday for a weekend visit that includes a stop at the Armenian Genocide Memorial, his participation in a Divine Liturgy in the Armenian rite, and a visit to the Khor Virap monastery not far from the Turkish border. The first item on the papal itinerary was a visit to ...read more