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S+L BLOG: Environment,Oscar Romero,Oscar Romero,The Francis Impact



A brief summary and reflection on the transformation of Archbishop Oscar Romero, as we await his canonization. ...read more
Read Jay Turchansky's reflection on his experiances in El Salvador while filming the upcoming documentary 'The Francis Impact.' ...read more
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, hopes that the process will conclude within a year and Catholics around the world will soon honour, St. Oscar Romero the Martyr. ...read more
“I echo the desire of many in expressing my hope that the objectives outlined by the Paris Agreement do not remain simply as good words, but rather that they are transformed into courageous decisions!“ Pope Francis, Message for World Food Day, Oct. 14, 2016 Small family farmers are at the heart of ecological justice.  That’s the message Development ...read more
Last week we learned how the idea of Liberation Theology became an ideology, but saw how, officially, the Church did not condemn it, per se as a theology. This can be seen in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith document Instruction on Certain Aspects of the Theology of Liberation, issued in 1984 and signed ...read more
Last week, writing about Mary in the Americas, made me think of how this idea of liberation (or freedom) has a particular meaning for those living in the Americas, probably dating as far back as when Christopher Columbus first arrived in 1492. It definitely took a particular meaning during the late 70s and 80s. That’s ...read more
The summer is coming to a close and the Vatican is getting back into its typical routine.   Pope Francis, unlike his predecessors, never takes much of a break during the summer, despite frequent prompts coming from his inner circles: those concerned his busy schedule will negatively affect his overall health…and theirs.  But, as Austen Ivereigh ...read more
It’s “Laudato si’ Week”, an anniversary movement to celebrate and implement the landmark encyclical of Pope Francis on care for our common home. As the website indicates, this week is about reflection and action; it’s about bringing the rich teachings of the document to life in our communities.  Last week I heard a wonderful story ...read more
The 2016 John M. Kelly Lecture University of St Michael’s College, Toronto St Basil’s Church, 21 March 2016 Laudato si’: Let’s Redefine “Progress” – Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson Introduction Thank you for the kind invitation to deliver the 2016 Lecture in honour of Basilian Fr. John Kelly, your illustrious President from 1958 to 1978. The ...read more
It’s Solidarity Sunday across Canada! To remind us of the Lenten call to action on behalf of justice watch this episode of Catholic Focus with Emilie Callan on creating a climate of change with Development and Peace animator Luke Stocking. ...read more