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The 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the Contemporary World focused largely on the family, language and church teaching. Join Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB and Italian Producer Matteo Ciofi as they delve deep into these issues in a special Italian-language episode ...read more
Pope Francis is coming out with a new book this March and its not your typical theological encyclical. This new book entitled “Dear Pope Francis” is a collection of questions asked by children to the Pope and his answers to them illustrated with a collection of drawings of children aged 6-13. The questions come to ...read more
By Peter Schineller, S.J. The first Jesuit Pope! We have moved beyond the original surprise and shock. What does it mean? How is Pope Francis deeply Ignatian and deeply Jesuit? I see one key link between Francis and Ignatius, a link that Francis himself has pointed. It is found in a Latin phrase, not easily translated, ...read more
Pierluigi Molla, son of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, shares memories of his mother and the lessons Catholics can learn from her life. How are you going to spend the next five minutes of your time?  You could browse social media or check your email, but how about meeting a fascinating person and learning something relevant ...read more
Together with all Canadians, we grieve with the people of La Loche, Saskatchewan after last Friday’s tragedy that left four people dead and seven injured. Police have charged a 17-year-old young man with four counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder in the January 23rd home and school mass shooting. What most ...read more
Pope Francis met the president of Iran today. Its the first time since 1999 that a pope meets with a president of Iran. The International Eucharistic Congress is going on in Cebu, and one group of Canadian pilgrims made sure to leave their mark on the city, especially with those in need. Plus, the community ...read more
Pope Francis released his 2016 Lenten Message based on the verse ” I desire mercy, and not sacrifice” (Mt 9:13). Read the full text of his message, titled ‘The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee,’ below: “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice” (Mt 9:13). The works of mercy on the road of ...read more
On today’s edition of Perspectives we have details from the closing prayer service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we learn about the Pope’s latest travel plans, and big changes coming to some Canadian dioceses. Plus, we have a look at the International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu, which started today. ...read more
Pope Francis asked for ‘mercy and forgiveness’ for the way Christians have behaved towards each other, saying we cannot let the weight of past faults continue to contaminate our relationships. The Pope’s words came in his homily at an ecumenical celebration of Vespers on Monday evening in the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls ...read more
With Pope Francis’ changes to the Holy Thursday liturgy last week, I was reminded of a conversation I had with a young man during the Christmas holiday. He was visiting from Europe and was expressing concern about where Pope Francis seems to be taking the Church. He said that among his circle of friends and acquaintances ...read more