BLOG: Perspectives Weekly,World Youth Day
Pope Francis today released his 2017 Lenten Message for World Youth Day, in anticipation for World Youth Day Panama 2019. Below, find the full text of his address: ...read more
(CNS photo above: Pope Francis updates the Roman Curia on his reform agenda during their Christmas audience in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Dec. 22, 2016) Catch an all new Perspectives on Church Reform under Francis Friday, March 17th at 7pmET & 11pmET No matter where you’re from or how you interpret the first four ...read more
In countries where the majority of the population is of Christian background, the question of dialogue with Muslims may not be such a pressing one. Although this very question is in the minds of many, especially now with the influx of refugees from the Middle East. It is also a question that is important for ...read more
This article was originally published on The Catholic Register by Jean Ko Din on February 15, 2017.  Fr. Thomas Rosica is stepping down as national coordinator of the World Youth Day delegations. Rosica, CEO of Salt + Light Catholic Media Foundation, has organized the Canadian delegations to the international World Youth Day gatherings since he ...read more
Salt + Light Producer and Host Sebastian Gomes recalls Pope Francis’ visit to a favela in Rio during World Youth Day in 2013. ...read more
(S+L Photo: Fr. Damian MacPherson, SA of the Archdiocese of Toronto (right) and Pastor Christian Ceconi of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (middle) discuss potential ground-breaking initiatives of Christian unity in 2017 with host Sebastian Gomes) Traditionally the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated between two feasts: the Confession of Saint Peter (January 18) ...read more
Words of the Archbishop of Panama, Jose Domingo Ulloa Mendieta at the press conference announcing the date of WYD 2019. We would like to reiterate our gratitude to Pope Francis in choosing Panama to host World Youth Day (WYD) in 2019, with the motto: “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done ...read more
2016 has come and gone and so it’s time for our year-end-review. What are the highlights of this past year? What stands out the most in your mind? What’s your favourite Pope Francis moment? Join Deacon Pedro and our year-in review panel, Sebastian Gomes and Emilie Callan as they look at the Church in the ...read more
On a Friday night in July 2002, during the World Youth Day celebration in Toronto, I was standing just down the street from the Royal Ontario Museum. As a member of the World Youth Secretariat under the Ministry of Housing and Municipal Affairs, I was assigned to stand by a viewing area for local dignitaries ...read more
For the last year we have all been hearing of the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Perhaps the most well-known are caring for the sick, visiting those in prison and instructing the ignorant. Around the world, hundreds of thousands of religious sisters and brothers dedicated their every day to these tasks. But there are ...read more