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  Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For March 2015, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Scientists. That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person. Contribution of Women. That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may ...read more
Recently, Pope Francis announced the cause for Chiara Lubich’s canonization opened! Definitely cause for celebration! Chiara, a young lay women, founded the movement when she was just 23 years old. Today Focolare or Work of Mary, present in 180 countries globally, is an international community of men and women that promotes unity and universal brotherhood. What ...read more
Pope Francis has been on retreat this week, along with the members of the Roman Curia. Continuing a practice the pope started during his first year on the chair of St. Peter, he and his collaborators are spending the week at a retreat house in the Roman hillside town of Arriccia. Carmelite Father Bruno Secondin ...read more
Point of View: Interpreting the Francis Effect is a S+L series that goes deeper into the important 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. This week: Cardinal Donald Wuerl On the evening of February 28th, 2013, the world watched ...read more
A perennial and penetrating question exists within the Catholic Church that goes to the very heart of its institutional being, namely the freedom of individual conscience vis-à-vis authority in the Church. In terms of expressing one’s conscience, the question might be put this way: what are the limits to public opinion within the Church considering ...read more
Pope francis says he didn’t intend to offend Mexicans. Toronto’s Christians pray for Christian Martyrs ...read more
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
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis’ weekly Angelus Address, a new Doctor for the Church, a Jesuit held captive in Afghanistan released and Ontario’s bishops respond to new sexual education curriculum. ...read more
Perhaps now more than at any point in recent history, the world finds itself veering uncomfortably close to danger and uncertainty. We have a global financial system that is unsustainable and violence and military conflicts brewing in some of the world’s most volatile powder kegs. There are now new emerging problems like disease outbreaks and ...read more
ROCHESTER — In just two years Pope Francis has “opened the floodgates of communication” in the Catholic Church, which effectively had been a cloistered institution, and has rebranded both Catholicism and the papacy, according to Basilian Father Thomas Rosica. A Rochester native, Father Rosica as served since 2013 has served as English-language assistant to the ...read more