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Deacon Pedro and Richard Valenti spent a little time sharing with Richard's children about Pope Francis and his anniversary. This poem came out of that conversation. ...read more
So far we’ve looked a little bit about why Lent has a baptismal character and we’ve looked at a particular component of the Catechumenate, the Rite of Election. Before we go on, let me explain a bit more why it’s important to keep Baptism at the centre of our Lent. It’s not j ust that ...read more
Do you ever question something the Pope said? Or wonder why he gets mis-quoted so often? Do you ever ask, ‘What was that, the Pope said?’ This week, on an all-new SLHour, we speak with What Pope Francis Really Said, author, Tom Hoopes about how to understand when Pope Francis is quoted; Also, on Connect5, ...read more
Last week, we spoke about how Lent doesn’t just have a penitential character, but also a baptismal character. I hope that if you didn’t already know the date of your baptism, you went to find out. We should all know the date of our baptism. Part of the reason that Lent has a baptismal character ...read more
When you think of Lent, what do you think of? Do you think of feasting or fasting? Do you think of partying or penance? How many of you, when you think of Lent, think of Baptism? Surely the Catechumens, those preparing for Baptism at Easter, who do their final preparations during Lent are thinking of ...read more
Last week I mentioned that I enjoy praying with the Psalms. In fact I enjoy praying with Scripture. Scripture is good because, not only does it always give us the words that we may need, but it always is the Voice of God speaking to us. Since prayer is not just a one-way conversation (what ...read more
This week, on the best of the SLHour, we speak with Sr. Mary Rowell about promoting a culture of vocations; we also speak with Sr. Mary Lea Hill about being a crabby mystic; Rebecca Roubion has a new album, Sleepless Nights and we meet singer/songwriter Shaun Garrison. Email us your comments or send us a ...read more
In countries where the majority of the population is of Christian background, the question of dialogue with Muslims may not be such a pressing one. Although this very question is in the minds of many, especially now with the influx of refugees from the Middle East. It is also a question that is important for ...read more
Last week we defined prayer as relationship. If our relationship with God is a love relationship (and it should be), then prayer is how we relate with our loved one. When I was a little kid, my mother taught us that prayer was just talking. That’s why I’m not so much into the standard prayers; ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we celebrate one of the greatest spiritual thinkers of our time, Henri Nouwen; Dynamic Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers tells us what is an authentic male spirituality; We meet singer/songwriter and entertainer, Kyle Heimann and we catch up with Mikey Needleman. Email us your comments or send us ...read more