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Now and then, each of us are stopped in our paths by beauty. Whenever I find myself in the full bloom of summer, I am stopped more often by such moments; the warm breeze, the sharp and crisp blaze of the sun, the dazzling glimmer of night lights in a lake, the gentle glow of the ...read more
(Pope Francis listens attentively to speakers at the World Meeting of Popular Movements in Bolivia on July 9.  Photo courtesy of CNS) In two years Pope Francis has said enough about the global economic system to spark both enormous enthusiasm and heavy criticism.  The story is still developing, but after his recent trip to Latin ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis meets with mayors from around the globe to discuss climate change and human trafficking, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles gets three new auxiliary bishops and a positive development for Asia Bibi. ...read more
What lessons can we learn from the life of Mary Magdalene? A reflection in honour of her feast day. ...read more
In many of my personal encounters in Hollywood, I meet men looking for validation – seeking to satisfy a voice that asks, “Are you a true man?” But looking to answer that question in the entertainment industry is probably not the best place. That explains much of the craziness here. But for a Catholic man ...read more
Last week we looked again at something I wrote in 2009 about the nature and design of Marriage. I am curious to know your thoughts on this and whether you think it makes sense. If there are any moral theologians out there, please comment as you would know better than I whether my argument that all Church ...read more
Here are some of the things we’ve been reading about across this great country of ours: The Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson – who is perhaps best known for the organic juice company he started before entering municipal politics, and for installing bike lanes in the most unexpected places as mayor, is taking part in ...read more
The following is a translation of a reflection posted by Madonna Lee on Pope Francis’ Visit to South America on our Chinese website. Each week, Madonna posts a reflection on what she sees happening in the Church, and many come back each week to read her reflections. Now and then, we would like to share ...read more
Much has been made of the messages Pope Francis delivered during his visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. As always, the pope made reference to local saints and historical episodes in his homilies and addresses, thrilling the locals and confusing foreigners following on television. Here’s a rundown of the some of the people and things ...read more
On Monday, July 13, 2015, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CEO of Salt + Light Catholic Media Foundation, was featured on Relevant Radio’s Morning Air with John Harper. Listen to the full interview that covers topics ranging from the Pope’s recent trip to South America to Laudato Si and his upcoming trip to Cuba, the United States and ...read more