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S+L BLOG: Noel Ocol



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
Much has happened over the weekend but let’s first begin in Rome where the Pope met today with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during the Prime Minister’s trip to Italy to attend the G7 Summit The Prime minister told media that he asked the Pope to help Canadians “move forward on a real reconciliation” ...read more
Imagine your surprise if your doorbell rang only to find Pope Francis at your door? So you can imagine the surprised faces of the families living in the public housing complex outside of Rome when the Pope decided to spend last Friday visiting residents in that area. Continuing the “Mercy Friday” visits he began during ...read more
Good Evening, I’m Noel Ocol. As I mentioned last week, we had a very special guest come visit us here at the Salt and Light studios. Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and the Pope’s right hand man when it comes to doctrine was in Toronto last ...read more
We have some news today about the alleged apparitions at Medjugorje. The commission that Emeritus Pope Benedict originally established to study the alleged apparitions has reportedly voted to recognize the first seven appearances of Mary that started in 1981. However, according to a report published by the website: Vatican Insider, the commission was far more ...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”. He focused his talk on the figure of St Mary Magdalene. Here’s now is the summary. And of course you can watch the entire General Audience tomorrow evening after Perspectives Daily here ...read more
As we reported yesterday, the Pope made it very clear, on the flight back from Portugal on Saturday, that his agenda for his upcoming meeting with US President Trump will be Peace. To find an open door between the two, he said, and enter through it and talk about common things then go on. Now, ...read more
Now, with the Pope back in Rome after his historic trip to Fatima he addressed as usual, the crowds yesterday in St.Peter’s square during his weekly Regina Coeli prayer where, he reflected on his journey and said, “At Fatima I was immersed in the prayer of the faithful-holy People. A prayer that for one hundred ...read more
We begin Perspectives today with a video message that the Pope sent to the people of Portugal as he prepares to travel to Fatima to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparition tomorrow. In his message, the Pope said: “Just hours from my pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima, I find myself in a ...read more
It’s just over a day before the Pope makes a historic trip to Fatima to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparition. We have the first part of a mini-series special segment today, with Deacon Pedro where he explains the main things you should know about Fatima. But first, let’s begin in Rome where ...read more