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Homily of Archbishop Blase J. Cupich Wake Service for Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., with Priests and Seminarians of the Archdiocese of Chicago Tuesday evening. April 21, 2015 Holy Name Cathedral “Stay with us Lord, for evening draws near.” These words echo in the Church’s Liturgy of the Hours time and again throughout this Eastertide, as we ...read more
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich’s Statement on the Passing of Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago April 17, 2015 A man of peace, tenacity and courage has been called home to the Lord. Our beloved Cardinal George passed away today at 10:45 a.m. at the Residence. Cardinal George’s life’s journey began and ended in ...read more
Salt and Light’s television series “Point of View: Interpreting the Francis Effect” is back for a second season. Go beyond the film to discover the deeper questions and issues surrounding the pontificate of Pope Francis and what they mean for the Church in the 21st century. Hear from media personalities, theologians, doctors and some of ...read more
With the highly anticipated Papal visit to the United States this fall creeping ever closer, word has come out of the Vatican of a possible detour on the pope’s flight home to Rome. The Holy See Press Office has confirmed that Pope Francis is considering a visit to Cuba to cap off his first visit ...read more
By Very Rev. Robert Barron Father Robert Barron is the founder of the global ministry,Word on Fire, and the Rector/President of Mundelein Seminary. He is the creator of the award winning documentary series, “Catholicism”  and “Catholicism:The New Evangelization. Cardinal Francis George, who died last week at the age of 78, was obviously a man of enormous ...read more
The death of Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte (1936-2015), Archbishop-emeritus of Montreal, fills our hearts with sadness at the loss of a good shepherd, a great friend and long-time supporter of Salt + Light. At the same time, his entrance into eternal life during the Easter octave is cause for rejoicing. I would like to think that ...read more
On Easter Sunday I wrote that it’s not hard to find physical signs of new life and resurrection everywhere we look. In fact, I would say that one of the arguments for life after death and even for the divine life is the fact that there are physical signs everywhere. Whether it’s a seed that ...read more
Across the country this week, these are the stories we’ve been reading: Montrealers said goodbye to Cardinal Jean Claude Turcotte who passed away last week. He is credited with building bridges between the Church and Quebec’s highly secular society. The College of Physicians and Surgeons in Saskatoon has been working on a draft policy on ...read more
From the left: Sr Laura, Sr Greta share with me about Venerable Henriette Delille’s story and her continuing significance. During my time in New Orleans, I visited with Sr. Greta and Sr. Laura of the Sisters of the Holy Family to learn about the Cause for Venerable Henriette Delille, founder of The Sister’s of the ...read more
This week the Vatican, specifically Pope Francis, was the target of the angst of the Turkish government. While that drama played itself out on newspaper pages around the world, a couple of other things happened: The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Congregation for Institutes of Religious Life and Societies of Apostolic Life and the ...read more