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“We celebrate this day as the origin and the goal of our existence. We celebrate it because now, thanks to the risen Lord, it is definitively established that reason is stronger than unreason, truth stronger than lies, love stronger than death.” – Pope Benedict XVI (Easter Vigil homily 4/23/2011) Join Salt + Light on TV ...read more
“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Lk 9:23)  Watch the Way of the Cross LIVE here, and follow the stations below. WAY OF THE CROSS AT THE COLOSSEUM Led by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Introduction and Opening Prayer FIRST STATION: ...read more
The Colosseum – an enduring symbol of the Roman Empire, and a memorial to the Christian martyrs of old. During the frequent imperial persecutions of the first three centuries Christians were led onto these very grounds and burned or fed to wild beasts. One of the Church’s first bishops, St. Ignatius of Antioch, was martyred ...read more
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper recalls the institution of the Eucharist and the giving of a new commandment: “Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” (Jn 13:34)  In his homily from the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, Pope Benedict commented on the events which ...read more
In his homily during the Chrism Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica this morning – at which sacramental oils are blessed and priestly ordination promises are renewed – Pope Benedict XVI encouraged and challenged the Catholic priests of the world: “Does our consecration extend to the daily reality of our lives – do we operate as ...read more
In his homily during the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict highlighted the great joy around Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem – “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming! Hosanna in the highest!” (MK 11:9-10)  The Holy ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives we bring you the stories from another busy day in Cuba, where Pope Benedict has just recently concluded his Apostolic Journey. ...read more
With just over a week until Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Journey, we take a look at the situation in Cuba. ...read more
“When Christ at a symbolic moment was establishing his great society, he chose for its corner-stone neither the brilliant Paul nor the mystic John, but a shuffler, a snob, a coward – in a word, a man.  And upon this rock he has built his Church, and the gates of hell have not prevailed against ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: We look in-depth at Pope Benedict’s weekly General Audience and the American Catholic Church may soon be getting a new Saint. More than that, the Knights of Columbus were honoured in Rome yesterday and Catholic News Service will soon be getting a new Rome Bureau Chief – we tell you who. ...read more