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Our host Alicia Ambrosio brings you a recap of what happened in the synod hall, and from our team in Rome interviews with Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Cardinal George Pell, and Florence De Leyritz from the Catholic board for the Alpha Course. ...read more
Music has a special way of drawing people together, whether it be in Church at Mass or in the public realm. But can priests be active musicians? More than that, do priests have an obligation to promote music in the life of the Church? Fr. Robert Galea is a Maltese-Australian singer and songwriter. He has ...read more
Below you will find the official text for Noreen Carroll’s personal testimony. Good afternoon.  My name is Noreen Carroll. I am a retired Primary school teacher having spent all of my professional life in Primary education.  For the final 17 years of my career I was Principal of a large Catholic girls’ primary school in ...read more
On Day 4 of the IEC, we were delighted to see a familiar face take centre stage. This morning, Archbishop Michael Miller, CSB of Vancouver presented his catechesis, speaking about the “Priest as a Man of Communion.” Below you can find the full copy of his text. Introduction The Eucharist, as we have been hearing ...read more
Throughout this past week in the daily gospel readings for mass, we have been working our way through Chapter 17 of St. John’s Gospel, a passage known as Jesus’ great priestly prayer. Quite providentially, these readings bring us up to the feast days of three important “priestly” saints: St. Bede the Venerable, Pope St. GregoryVII, ...read more
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Catholic priest? People have many different ideas about the priesthood – highly revered, considered peculiar, disregarded as irrelevant or simply misunderstood. On the other hand, many people have an idea that priesthood is a boring and secluded way of life! Think again. Come ...read more
Recently, we met with several priests from the Archdiocese of Toronto and asked them what they loved about being priests. The answers were varied and inspiring. For me, the most moving was Fr. Peter Marr who said, “I love that I can bring more love, more healing into the world, which is so broken, and ...read more
On a recent episode of Perspectives Weekly, I participated in our year-in-review panel with my colleagues Alicia Ambrosio and Cheridan Eygelaar. One of the trends mentioned was the upturn in seminary enrollment. The news that some seminaries are full contradicts the conventional narrative: that vocations to the priesthood are on the decline and will keep ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Benedict XVI had a meeting with Canadian bishops today. Find out who was there and what special gifts they gave the Pope. Plus, a Vatican conference is asking why new vocations to the priesthood are decreasing in some dioceses, while booming in others. We tell you what they’re learning. ...read more
This week, S+L debuted its documentary on the new St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton. For those who missed the premiere on Wednesday, S+L will air an encore presentation this Sunday evening. Created in partnership with the Archdiocese of Edmonton, Put Out Into the Deep is a half-hour documentary that celebrates the construction of the new ...read more