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S+L BLOG: Palm Sunday



Pope Francis delivered the homily at Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday – Palm Sunday – the beginning of Holy Week 2015. Please find, below, the official English translation of the Holy Father’s prepared text. At the heart of this celebration, which seems so festive, are the words we heard in the hymn of the ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Palm Sunday Mass with Pope Francis, appointments at the Vatican and a look at the Francis Effect. ...read more
Today on Perspectives: A historic meeting at Castel Gandolfo, Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday and a look ahead at Holy Week. ...read more
In one of the most moving liturgies of the year, the Church marks the start of Holy Week with Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square. Published below is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily. 1. Jesus enters Jerusalem. The crowd of disciples accompanies him in festive mood, their garments are stretched out before ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Benedict ushers in Holy Week at St. Peter’s with a thought-provoking homily, Cuba declares Good Friday a public holiday, and World Youth Day is celebrated in Canada. Also, today is the seventh anniversary of the death of John Paul II, one of the Patron saints of Salt + Light. We remember ...read more
In his homily during the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict highlighted the great joy around Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem – “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming! Hosanna in the highest!” (MK 11:9-10)  The Holy ...read more
To mark the beginning of Holy Week, Benedict XVI preached on the Lord’s ascent to Jerusalem, which was commemorated liturgically with the blessing of palm branches and the procession with them before Mass. In his homily, the Holy Father said that man seeks to follow Jesus “along the high road that leads to the living ...read more
As we enter into Holy Week with Palm Sunday, Salt + Light has programming you will not want to miss. On April 17th, there’s Pope Benedict XVI’s celebration of Palm Sunday from St Peter’s Square. This includes the blessing and procession of palm branches and Holy Mass. Our broadcast with English translation begins at 9:30am ...read more
There are moments when individuals feel great faith, an unwavering and undeniable conviction that there is a power greater than us that governs this world and the next. For those fortunate enough, they find the presence of this faith within them on a constant basis. But for others who lack the discipline and find themselves ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Palm Sunday with thousands of faithful in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday.  Palm Sunday is also the weekend that World Youth Day is celebrated at the diocesan level, and this year marked the 25th anniversary of the event established by Venerable John Paul II.  The anniversary was the focus on his ...read more