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S+L BLOG: Lent 2018,Lent and Easter



This whole week, beginning today, we will be listening to post-resurrection narratives from the Gospels (and from the Book of Acts). We'll hear about Mary Magdalene and the other women running to tell the disciples. We'll hear about a gardener who turns out to be Jesus. We'll also hear about two disciples whose hearts were burning within them as they walked along the road with a stranger. We are going to hear about how the disciples were scared, troubled and confused. ...read more
Read the Easter Vigil Homily of Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica; Order of Service and details for Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Mass. ...read more
Join us for a special Easter edition of the SLHour: Mark Matthews tells us what he’s learned from Sci-Fi and Sr. Marie Paul Curley has an Easter Windows to the Soul also, Emilie gives us the highlights of the pre-synod on youth and Gillian Kantor tells us about her new documentary A Woman’s Voice; We ...read more
Read the english Working Translation of Pope Francis' Prayer by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB. for the Ways of the Cross Ceremony in Rome. March 30, 2018. ...read more
Read full text of the Homily of Fr. Cantalamessa at Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at St. Peters Basilica. March 30. 2018. ...read more
Read the Full text of Pope Francis' homily at Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, where he focuses on the virtue of 'closeness'. March 29. 2018. ...read more
Read the 2018 Easter Message by the Most Rev. Lionel Gendron, P.S.S.,Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. ...read more
At 10:00 am this morning Pope Francis presided in St Peter's Square at the solemn liturgical celebration of Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord. Below is the homily that Pope Francis pronounced after the proclamation of the Lord's Passion according to Mark ...read more
Do gay people have a place in the Catholic Church? This week Fr. Mike Schmitz says that not only are they welcome but they belong there because we are made for love; Gillian Kantor learns something new from her kids about praising God during Lent; Billy Chan has Palm Sunday questions for Dummies and we ...read more
A reflection for the 4th Sunday, Lent, Year B. The readings are 2 Chronicles 36:14-17a, 19-23; Psalm: 137, Ephesians 2:4-10 and John 3:14-21. Picture it: Nicodemus was a Pharisee and a religious leader; perhaps a member of the Jewish Council, the Sanhedrin. It’s the Feast of Passover and Jesus is in Jerusalem. All eyes are on Him. Nicodemus is ...read more