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We shall be forever grateful to Gaetano Gagliano who gave us faith and hope, boldness and courage, roots and wings. May he rest in peace and intercede for us. ...read more
(S+L’s Sebastian Gomes interviewed Senator Bernie Sanders during Pope Francis’ trip to the United States last fall.  See more interviews here.) Widespread speculation about a possible meeting between Pope Francis and American presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the Vatican on Friday is flooding the internet.  While no official meeting is planned, that’s never restricted Francis from ...read more
Pedro J. de Rezende and Ketty A. Rezende of the University of Campinas, Brazil were lay auditors at the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the Family.  In that capacity they had the opportunity to address the Synod and participate in the small language groups which laid the foundation for the Final Relatio that was approved and given ...read more
Last week, Fr. Bob Reed and our friends from the Boston-based, Catholic TV, featured Sr. Damien Marie Savino, FSE, of the University of St. Thomas-Houston, in their program, This is the Day to talk about Salt + Light’s new series  CREATION. Sr. Damien worked Deacon Pedro and is featured on CREATION, our six-part series on the ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: The Pope appoints a new Nuncio to the United States and Fr. Tom Smolich, SJ, International Director of Jesuit Refugee Service joins us to discuss the global refugee crisis and the Pope’s trip to Lesbos, Greece ...read more
Today on Perspectives: the papal travel calendar fills up, Pope Francis calls for the release of people kidnapped in war zones, and we have reaction to Amoris Laetitia, the pope’s document on the family. ...read more
You may know that I am currently in Edmonton taking part in the Every Life Matters series. This is an initiative by Archbishop Richard Smith to begin conversations on an important topic that is bound to touch all of us at some point in time. What precipitated the series is the fact that our legal landscape ...read more
I’ve always been interested in matters of science and of faith. Growing up, it never occured to me that there would be a conflict between faith and science or faith and reason, but as a young adult, these conversations became more and more common – and the consensus among some of my friends was that ...read more
It is with great joy and gratitude to God that the Companions of the Cross announce that Fr. Scott McCaig, CC has been named Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of Canada by his Holiness Pope Francis. Bishop-elect Scott McCaig, CC, is from Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. He entered into full communion with the Catholic Church in 1987, and after ...read more
Pope Francis’ long awaited post-synodal exhortation on the family was made public today. As he has made clear over the past two years, there was no doctrinal change announced in this document. The document covers a wide range of topics, from the thorny to the common sense. As is his way, Pope Francis includes some frank ...read more