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S+L BLOG: Benedict XVI



Pope Benedict XVI has released guidelines about how Catholic charities should be organized and who oversees them. He wrote the guidelines in a papal letter released “motu proprio” (of his own impulse)  called Intima Ecclesia Natura, or The Church’s Deepest Nature. It was released by the Vatican December 1. In the letter the pope warns ...read more
Tonight on perspectives pope Benedict announces that the Vatican delegation to Syria will not be sent, and the Holy Father congratulates Barack Obama for his re-election. ...read more
Should we, as Catholics, worry about ecology? Didn’  God give us the earth to take care of and use it responsibly? In his message for the World Day of Peace in 2010, Pope Benedict XVI chose the theme If You Want to Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation. In this message he says “‘creation is the beginning ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Benedict XVI. For November 2012, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Ministers of the Gospel. That bishops, priests and all ministers of the Gospel may bear the courageous witness of fidelity to the crucified and risen Lord. Pilgrim Church. That the ...read more
Tonight on perspectives the Holy See announces the end of the case of Vatican leaks and the Holy Father receives the president of Republic of Cyprus ...read more
Among the seven new saints canonized by Benedict XVI this past weekend, maybe one of the lesser known new saints is Anna Schäffer, an example of how to accept pain and suffering. Anna was born in Mindelstetten, German on February 18, 1882. Her family was not a rich family and the death of her father ...read more
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
Tonight on perspectives we look at the pope’s general audience and Cardinal Mahony talks  about the Los Angeles Cathedral. ...read more