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Welcome to S+L’s Weekly News Round-Up. As the Director of Marketing and Communications here at S+L, many interesting Catholic news stories and articles come across my desk on a daily basis. Some of them we’ll cover on our different television programs and others I’d like to share with you on this blog. This blog column ...read more
Point of View: Interpreting the Francis Effect is a S+L series that goes deeper into the questions surrounding the person and pontificate of Pope Francis.  The series consists of a selection of the full interviews from S+L’s original documentary The Francis Effect. Find the full schedule for Season 2 of POV here. Tonight: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB I remember when ...read more
Don Bosco is bigger than the Salesians and his 200th birthday is being celebrated beyond the Congregation. Evidence of this is everywhere in Turin where festive tribute is offered to her most celebrated son. A travel brochure issued by the city of Turin reads thus: Turin welcomes the many pilgrims who reach and visit its ...read more
At 5:00 pm, during the sixth Tuesday of Easter, Pope Francis celebrated at St. Peter’s Basilica, a Holy Mass for the occassion of the 20th Caritas Internationalis General Assembly Opening on the theme: One Human Family, Caring for Creation, (Rome, 12-17 May 2015).Below you will find the Holy Father’s homily: The reading from the Acts of the ...read more
Tonight on perspectives Pope francis meets Raul Castro and Sister Helen Prejean has been called by the defense in the sentencing phase of the trial of Boston bomber ...read more
Growing up in Namibia or ‘South West’ as it was called back in the day meant we only had public television for a couple of hours in the evenings – even on weekends. So when I wasn’t spending time running around in the veld, or swimming in the freezing Atlantic off the Namibian coast, my ...read more
I had the privilege of celebrating mass this morning at Anglin House, the Congregational Infirmary of the Basilian Fathers in Toronto. Fr. Owen Lee, one of my eminent and distinguished Basilian confrères, a retired professor of Classics, a world renowned Opera critic, gave the following homily. It is very appropriate reflection for us on the ...read more
A few weeks ago I wrote about Waste Management and shared an important piece of information: In nature, there is no waste. We must remember this as we go about making choices that impact the waste we produce. When we think of waste, we think of garbage, that is, what goes to landfill and what goes ...read more
Here’s some of what’s been going on and what is being talked about across the country: In Alberta, a newly elected (and unprecedented) NDP government has school boards across the province – including Catholic school boards – anxiously awaiting the new government’s budget and asking what will happen to their funding. In Toronto, the archdiocese’s ...read more
It’s March 11, 1956 like many other young men at the time, a 16-year-old was getting ready to start his first day of work. This young man was born and raised in Rome’s Borgo neighbourhood. He really hadn’t had much chance to ever leave that neighbourhood. What’s more, his new job would only take him ...read more