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This post was submitted by Jocelyn Kilpatrick, a friend of Salt + Light who is currently living Vladivostok, Russia where she teaches English. Jocelyn is originally from the Toronto area. Fr. Dan makes his way through Vladivostok’s main square, attracting curious stares from the locals. He has not often worn his clerical garb in public ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: A major new international interreligious dialogue initiative is inaugurated in Vienna, Austria with the Holy See playing an vital role as “Founding Observer”; A high ranking Vatican official expects little change in church-state relations with the new Chinese government; and we take a look at Catholic-Orthodox dialogue fifty years after Vatican II. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: The College of Cardinals welcomed six new prelates this weekend. We bring you complete highlights from Saturday’s consistory and yesterday’s events in Rome. ...read more
Where does prayer come from? Whether prayer is expressed in words or gestures, it is the whole man who prays. But in naming the source of prayer, Scripture speaks sometimes of the soul or the spirit, but most often of the heart (more than a thousand times). According to Scripture it is the heart that ...read more
Solemnity of Christ the King – November 25, 2012 Homily of Pope Benedict XVI Your Eminences, Dear Brother Bishops and Priests, Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today’s Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe, the crowning of the liturgical year, is enriched by our reception into the College of Cardinals of six new members whom, following tradition, ...read more
CNS photo from the Vatican The caption on the photograph reads: “Pope John Paul II (center, in red boots) prays with a group of skiers before heading down a slope in this 1984 file photo. The pontiff, who enjoyed skiing in his native Poland before his election, was able to slip away to ski only ...read more
When a bishop becomes a cardinal, he receives a new red hat and several new jobs within the Church, among them that of pastor for a Roman parish. Six bishops from different parts of the world will become Roman pastors this Saturday. Pope Benedict XVI announced on October 24 that he would elevate six bishops ...read more
2628 Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Saviour who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the “King of Glory,” respectful silence in the ...read more
S+L’s Kris Dmytrenko has been walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Read his previous blog entries about the pilgrimage here. After walking 800 kilometres, I finally reached Santiago de Compostela, the Spanish city at the end of my cross-country pilgrimage. But where was the Cathedral? My pace quickened as I marched towards the historic ...read more
Today on Perspectives: Pope Benedict told prison directors reintegration should be a key goal of the correction system, the bishops of Quebec release a pastoral letter about living faith in a multicultural society and CNS brings us the third and final installment of their interview with Fr. Robert Prevost, O.S.A., superior general of the Augustinians. ...read more