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S+L BLOG: Julian Paparella



Reflecting on the First Chapter of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Exhortation on love in the family, Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”), is a treasure trove reflecting the beauty of family life. In his introductory paragraphs the Holy Father uses the image of a “multifaceted gem” ...read more
Memorial: August 20 Considered the last of the Fathers of the Church, St. Bernard of Clairvaux has been celebrated for centuries as a man of great intellect and greater holiness. As is evident in his prolific writings, Bernard was one for whom the Word of God impregnated every aspect of the human experience. He knew ...read more
What lessons can we learn from the life of Mary Magdalene? A reflection in honour of her feast day. ...read more
Learn more about the lifeSt. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church to commemorate his Feast day on August 1st. ...read more
On the Feast of Mary Magdalene – July 22 “Love the sinner, hate the sin.” The famous catchphrase first appeared in the letters of St. Augustine, when he wrote, “With love for humanity and hatred of sins.” It was later included in the autobiography of Mohandas Gandhi as “Hate the sin and not the sinner.” ...read more
At the end of September, I reached the end of my second summer working at Salt + Light.  It had been another enriching and exciting several months spent with wonderful, warm, and dedicated people in a close-knit and faith-filled working environment.  But this time, instead of heading back to McGill University to continue my studies, ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Catholic leaders pray for victims in the wake of yesterday’s Navy Yard shooting; looking ahead to the CCCB Plenary; a Canadian bishop is recognized for his outstanding pastoral leadership; and the Vatican has released the official program of Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to Assisi. Take a look! ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: vigils of prayer in Rome and across the globe for peace in Syria; the conditions for following Christ; and Salt and Light’s brand new synod documentary is set to premiere! ...read more
Today, people around the world are responding to the call of Pope Francis and uniting in the cause for peace through fasting and prayer. We do so with the hope that these offerings may place us in solidarity with those who suffer the tragedies of violence and aggression, especially in Syria. We do so in ...read more
A reflection on Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in honour of his feast day. ...read more