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Photo courtesy of Servizio Fotografico of l’Osservatore Romano Cheridan Sanders and Sebastian Gomes receiving communion from Pope Benedict XVI at the Mass celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the beginning of the Year of Faith – October 11, 2012 Cheridan Sanders and Sebastian Gomes are the hosts of Salt + Light’s ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Benedict XVI. For October 2012, we join the Holy Father in praying for: New Evangelization. That the New Evangelization may progress in the oldest Christian countries. World Mission Day. That the celebration of World Mission Day may result in a renewed commitment to ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Benedict XVI. For September 2012, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Politicians. That politicians may always act with honesty, integrity, and love for truth. Help for Poorest Churches. That Christian communities may have a growing willingness to send missionaries, priests, and ...read more
On Friday morning, S+L brings you the annual Mass of the Imposition of the Pallium. The pallium, a band of wool shorn from lambs blessed on the Feast of St. Agnes, symbolizes the close bond between the Pope and his Archbishops. In this liturgical celebration, held each year on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and ...read more
The following is the unofficial translation of Pope Benedict XVI’s homily on the celebration of the solemnity of Corpus Christi today at the basilica of  St. John the Lateran in Rome. Dear brothers and sisters, Tonight I would like to meditate with you on two aspects of the Eucharistic ministry that are connected: the devotion ...read more
Milan, Italy – Our fifth and last day in Milan for the VII World Meeting of Families was marked this morning with thanksgiving and reverence as we participated in Sunday Mass with Pope Benedict XVII.   As we made our way back toward the Bresso Airport grounds this morning, André and I reflected on the “Feast ...read more
This is Pope Benedict’s homily at the closing mass of the VII World Meeting of Families in Milan. Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is a time of great joy and communion that we are experiencing this morning, as we celebrate the Eucharistic Sacrifice: a great gathering, in union with the Successor of Peter, consisting of ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI, who turns 85 today and celebrates seven years as pope this week, has long been considered a guardian of the faith, upholding the traditional teachings of the church leading the clergy in the defense of the faith. Regarded one of the sharpest theologians in the church both before and during his pontificate, ...read more
During his visit to Cuba last week Pope Benedict XVI met with Cuban President Raul Castro. During that visit the Holy Father made one request: that Good Friday be considered a public holiday in that country. A communique from Cuba’s state-run news service Granma published on Saturday, said Raul Castro had informed Pope Benedict his request ...read more
At first impact the phrase “the Cuban Church” sounds like an oxymoron, or a misnomer and thoughts of an underground catholic presence might spring to mind. That might have been true at some point. However, Pope Benedict XVI’s planned visit to the Island nation later this month shows that is not the case today, and ...read more