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On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya for the first leg of his first Apostolic Visit to Africa. He was welcomed at “Jomo Kenyatta” International Airport of Nairobi and led to the State House of Nairobi for the official welcoming ceremony. Below you will find the full text of his welcoming address to ...read more
Salt + Light’s new six-part groundbreaking documentary series Creation continues on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm ET. Creation highlights stories from all over North America focused on Catholic environmental principles. Our stories draw attention to many issues – waste management, species conservation, urban and local farming, water shortages, contamination and waste water treatment– and offer the ...read more
Listening to all the readings at Mass about the end of times at this time of the year makes you wonder if we should be proclaiming them as “the Good News!” Recently while visiting my parents I found a book titled, “The Final Hour.” It’s about all the end-time prophecies. I have to be honest, ...read more
We all know of the rising popularity of “micro-breweries”, but have you heard of  “micro-ministries”? I’ve been brewing faith out of my living room with a “micro-ministry” for the past seven years. It’s a little flavor I started called Bibles-N-Brew. Bibles-N-Brew is a group of Christian men that meet in my living room every other ...read more
Nov 13, 2015 — terror attacks in Paris. Nov 12, 2015 — terror attacks in Lebanon. In 2015 — kidnapping, massacres, bombings, suicide attacks, car bombs, mass shootings, hostages taken…… in Nigeria, Cameroon, Mali, Tunisia, Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, China, Philippines, France…around the world. By 13 November, 2015, there have been 289 ...read more
This year marks 50 years since the end of the Second Vatican Council and the promulgation of several key documents that shaped the church. There is one document, not part of the official canon of Vatican II documents, that shaped the church just as much yet has been almost forgotten. It is called the Catacombs ...read more
It is very difficult to process what happened in Paris over the last few days. It is very easy to take the route of placing blaming to this group or the other. When I see people on social media saying that we should not welcome  Syrian and Iraqi refugees because they are somehow responsible for what happened ...read more
I recall with much vividness Sept 11, 2001. It was a surreal day that will always be remembered for all the evil and destruction at the hands of terrorists. Although violence has occurred since the beginning of time, this organized and premeditated act shocked the world and instilled a heightened fear of terrorism. I was ...read more
The brutal attacks in Paris last Friday have sparked an impassioned conversation that has sadly, though necessarily, become part of our everyday lives, namely, what are we going to do about this? The draconian responses of the French government in pursuit of the perpetrators and against ISIS strongholds in Syria are understandable. So too is their ...read more
The Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica on Tuesday evening was freed of the brick wall which has hidden it since the Holy Year of 2000, And we take a look at today’s General Audience ...read more