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S+L BLOG: St. Paul

Here is the official English translation of the Holy Father’s homily during Mass on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. During the celebration the Pope conferred the pallium on new Metropolitan Archbishops, including Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal, Archbishop Luc Cyr of Sherbrooke, Archbishop Paul-André Durocher of Gatineau and Archbishop Valéry Vienneau of Moncton ...read more
On Friday morning, S+L brings you the annual Mass of the Imposition of the Pallium. The pallium, a band of wool shorn from lambs blessed on the Feast of St. Agnes, symbolizes the close bond between the Pope and his Archbishops. In this liturgical celebration, held each year on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Benedict XVI unravels what St. Paul says about prayer in his letters. We look at the Apostleship of the Sea and how it serves mariners and seafarers, and CNS Rome introduces us to the Roman tradition of sidewalk Marian shrines. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: We bring you news on the dismissal of a former Canadian bishop. It’s Wednesday and, as always, we take you to Rome for this week’s general audience. Finally, we continue our in-depth look at Saskatoon’s newest Cathedral. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Living the consecrated life means living your life entirely for God and others, not yourself. The pope explains this during his General Audience. Also, today is the feast of the conversion of St. Paul and the Pontifical Council for Social Communication comments on the importance of silence to get one’s message across. ...read more
Benedict XVI celebrated Vespers on January 25 to mark both the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul and the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The liturgy, which was attended by representatives of various Christian denominations, took place at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls. The video of his homily is ...read more
This year, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul brought three reasons to celebrate. The most obvious, is of course the fact that it’s a solemnity honouring two of the Church’s pillars. On one hand we have St. Peter, and his beautiful profession of faith: “Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of ...read more
We are all in need of conversion. My colleague Pedro mentioned previously in his blog and the weekly edition of Perspectives on Christian Unity (and they talked about this on the show). Hearing the phrase “we are all in need of conversion,” I recall the story of how Brother André begged those around him to ...read more
This evening in Malta, a well-rested Pope Benedict XVI was greeted World Youth Day-style in Rabat, Malta by thousands of cheering faithful, the majority of whom were young people. “In our hearts we already know who you are: you are our Head Shepherd representing the Lord Jesus Christ in our midst”, said Archbishop Paul Cremona, ...read more