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S+L BLOG: Alicia Ambrosio



The Vatican releases a statement about the case of Bishop Ma of Shanghai. We’re less than a month away from WYD Krakow and have the latest updates, and full details on our coverage of the papal visit of Armenia. ...read more
Today on Perspectives: Pope Francis has a pointed message on how Christians should treat others, especially refugees. Plus, an anti-death penalty conference in Norway gets a special papal message. ...read more
Today on Perspectives: There is now a law regulating euthanasia in Canada. Cardinal Thomas Collins offers some thoughts on what comes next. One Canadian bishop spent 36 hours experiencing life as a homeless person, and this week’s saint is St. Aloysius Gonzaga, SJ. ...read more
  Here is a sample of what we’ve been reading about across this vast country of ours. In Vancouver, one of the Syrian families that arrived in Canada in February sits down to share their story and their experience of welcome on the west coast. In Winnipeg: Even though the pope’s encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ was ...read more
A historic gathering of orthodox leaders is scheduled to take place on the Greek island of Crete later this week. The Great and Holy Council, as it called in the Orthodox church, would be the first such meeting in over a thousand years. With days to go before the start of that that meeting various ...read more
on Today’s edition of Perspectives: Pope Francis holds a special audience with circus and carnival performers for the Jubilee of Mercy. A special conference takes place in Halifax, and Hockey legend Gordie Howe’s funeral is celebrated in Detroit’s Catholic Cathedral. ...read more
We have details of the General Audience catechesis, plus several U.S. based women’s religious communities are being called to Rome, we’ll tell you why. And one Chinese bishop is sending shock waves through the Chinese Catholic community. ...read more
Today on Perspectives: The Vatican tells Bishops to get along with new movements, and vice versa. Details on Pope Francis’ meeting with World Food Program officials and a prescription to heal a hurting heart. Plus, the first anniversary of Laudato Sii is coming up, here’s how to celebrate! ...read more
Today on Perspectives: Pope Francis visits the World Food Program and prays for victims of the Orlando shooting. Plus Deacon Pedro has details on a recent conference looking at the writing of Henri Nouwen. ...read more
Saint Mary Magdalene will now be remembered in the Church’s liturgical calendar the same way the twelves apostles and Our Lady are remembered. The Vatican has issued a decree elevating the memorial of her life to a feast, something reserved for important moments in Church history and important people like the apostles and the Blessed ...read more