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Let’s begin in Rome today were the pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly general audience at St.Peter’s Square. Continuing his catechesis on Christian Hope, the pope focused on the theme: God’s infinite love as the source of all hope. Here now is the summary. Yesterday, the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops announced a ...read more
Earlier today, Pope Francis called on Christians and people of all beliefs to celebrate on November 19th, the first World Day of the Poor- by helping those in need not only in words, but in concrete deeds. Presenting the message to journalists on behalf of the Pope, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, explained that this “World Day of ...read more
Much has happened over the weekend but first let’s begin in Rome where on Saturday, Pope Francis paid an official visit to the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella at the Presidential residence. During his visit, the pope said that Italy and the whole of Europe is being called to deal with problems such as international terrorism, ...read more
Last Saturday hundreds of people gathered in Easton, Massachusetts for the 25th anniversary Mass of the death of Fr. Patrick Peyton. Fr. Peyton is best known as the Rosary priest or the Hollywood priest, because of his Family Theater program and his Rosary crusades. He is the person responsible for the phrase “The family that ...read more
We begin in Rome today where Pope Francis addressed the pilgrims at his weekly general audience. Continuing his catechesis on Christian hope, the Pope focused his talk on the Christian prayer, The Our Father. It is now the second violent week between the Philippine armed forces and ISIS fighters in the southern Philippines. Religious leaders ...read more
U.S. Catholics joined Pope Francis and the rest of the world in expressing sorrow for those killed and injured in the latest terrorist attacks in London. After celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Pentecost Sunday, the Pope offered public prayers for the victims of the attack that left 7 people dead and 48 injured, one of ...read more
Several events happened in Rome these past few days but first, let’s look at the new prayer intention video that the Pope released last week. For this month of June, the Pope is asking the world to join him in praying for peace and the elimination of the arms trade. This past Pentecost Sunday, the Pope, ...read more
It turns out that Pope Francis will not visit South Sudan this October with the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury as he had originally hoped. With the civil war violence and famine spreading, the Pope had expressed doubts back in March, about the possibility of making the trip. Although a team from the Vatican recently visited ...read more
We begin today in Rome where the Pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly general audience and continued his catechesis on “Christian Hope”. Here now is the summary And now, I bring you a special segment called, Perspectives Daily – Profile, where I bring you the 1st part of a 4 piece conversation with the ...read more
Tonight on this special edition of Perspectives Daily, I had a chance to sit and talk to a Canadian legend in the TV News business. He is chief correspondent for CBC News, and the anchor of CBC Television’s flagship nightly newscast, The National. He has a name everyone knows, and the the voice that everyone recognizes. His reputation ...read more