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S+L BLOG: Perspectives Weekly,World Youth Day



The international version of the official theme song for WYD Panama 2019 has been released! Check out the video and lyrics for "Let Your Will Be Done". ...read more
On Saturday, May 26, close to six hundred young people 12-17 years old spent a full day at Bishop MacDonell Catholic High School for the third annual Youth Rally. The theme for this year’s rally was “BE”, inspired by the story of the Annunciation: “Do not be afraid… you have found favour with God” (Luke 1:30). ...read more
As we approach World Youth Day, read more about how this event shapes the lives of young people who attend. Read reflection by Isabel Correa: How World Youth Day Changed my Life. (From S+L 2017 Magazine). ...read more
Today and every year on February 22nd, the Catholic Church marks the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. This feast day brings to mind the mission of teacher and pastor conferred by Christ upon Peter which has continued in an unbroken line of succession right down to our present Pope, Pope Francis. ...read more
Read the Message of the Holy Father Pope Francis for the XXXIII World Youth Day, which will be taking place on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018. ...read more
It’s probably safe to say that no one really likes to go to Confession. We may know it’s good for us, like eating our vegetables, but we don’t like doing it. Who likes telling someone else all the bad things they did? But do you ever wonder what the experience is like for priests? To ...read more
We have heard so many stories about the Church in China, about persecution and about an underground church, yet for Bishop Ignatius Wang, the retired Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, it’s not so simple and it’s not so hopeless. Deacon Pedro speaks with him about his vocation, the challenges being a Chinese Bishop in the ...read more
I am extremely grateful to God for such a faith-filled, joyful pilgrimage experience with three million people from all over the world. Turbulent heat waves, rain, thunderstorms, and the sweat of three million people. Who knew what I was getting myself into as soon as I spontaneously booked my flight to Kraków, Poland. Being a ...read more
You can’t talk about the Catholic Church’s contribution to Canadian history without talking about the 2002 WYD that took place here in Toronto 15 years ago. ...read more
There aren’t a lot of things that bring Canada together; that make us feel like we are all part of this great country. I mean, do people in Vancouver feel like they are one and the same as people in Charlottetown or St. John’s? Do people in Whitehorse feel a kinship with the people of ...read more