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Fr. Rob Galea offers a few points for reflection in light of the ongoing discussion of Lady Gaga’s search for Mercy and Truth. Points for Discussion: – Watch Video – 1. What does it mean to have ‘an encounter with God’? 2. Name some people in the Bible who have had such an encounter. 3. ...read more
Another World Youth Day has come and gone. Looking back at it, I can honestly say that I had an amazing experience. To be gathered with so many young Catholics from around the world gave me hope and energy. I felt inspired by Pope Francis’ words. I made some new friends, had some moving experiences, ...read more
When I arrived a day early, the streets of Krakow were still empty. However, you could tell something special was about to take place. Last minute preparations were overlapping with first small, spontaneous musical performances and youth trickling in with flags from around the world. When our team came together the next day, I could ...read more
A month after that memorable experience of World Youth Day Krakow, Salt and Light Television is pleased to bring you a special hour-long WYD Wrap-Up show this Wednesday, August 24 at 9pmET / 6pmPT. There were so many great story lines: the World Youth Day returning to its birthplace, the city of Saint John Paul II. ...read more
For many the Year of Mercy is a challenge. One finds oneself wondering “how do I do this mercy thing?” While it does entail a certain amount of humility and willingness to let go of oneself, there are some helpful guidelines. Sr. John Mary of the Sisters of Life shared some of the necessary “dispositions ...read more
On today’s edition of Perspectives Pope Francis explains why doors of mercy are needed both as entrances and exits of churches. Plus, our team finds out more about the World Social Forum. ...read more
On Sunday, July 31, 2016, Pope Francis met with all of the volunteers that made World Youth Day Krakow 2016 possible. The Holy Father set aside his prepared text and delivered the following remarks: Before returning to Rome, I wanted to meet you and, before all else, to thank each of you for the effort, ...read more
On Sunday, July 31, 2016, the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Pope Francis celebrated the closing Mass for the World Youth Day Krakow 2016 in Poland at Campus Misericordiae. Below, find the full text of his prepared homily: Dear young people, you have come to Krakow to meet Jesus. Today’s Gospel speaks to us of ...read more
On Saturday, July 29, 2016, Pope Francis presided over the prayer vigil during the World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland. Below, you can find the full text of his prepared remarks during the vigil at Campus Misericordae: Dear young people, good evening! It is good to be here with you at this Prayer Vigil! ...read more
On Saturday, July 30, 2016, Pope Francis celebrated Mass with priests, religious, consecrated persons and seminarians at St. John Paul II’s Shrine in Krakow during World Youth Day Krakow 2016. Belo, you will find the full text of his prepared address: The words of the Gospel we have just heard (cf. Jn 20:19-31) speak to ...read more