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S+L’s Alicia Ambrosio had the opportunity to speak with Vatican spokesperson Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ yesterday. Despite his busy schedule, Fr. Lombardi took the time to share some experiences about his time in Benin. He also shared a remarkable story about a little girl the Pope met. You can watch their full interview, via phone, ...read more
Smiles, cheers, waves and speeches! That’s the kind of day it’s been for Pope Benedict XVI and Vatican officials as day 2 of his apostolic voyage to Benin comes to a close. The Holy Father made his first address of the day to members of the Benin government, diplomatics corps and representatives of Benin’s major ...read more
It has been a whirlwind of a day for Pope Benedict XVI and Vatican officials. They are currently in the midst of the Holy Father’s 22nd apostolic voyage, which is taking place in the small West African nation of Benin. The Pope left Rome’s Fiumicino Airport around 9:00am (Rome time). During the six-hour flight, he ...read more
On November 27th, the First Sunday of Advent, the new Roman Missal goes into effect. Apart from finding out what parts of the Mass will change, we dig deeper and find out how our liturgical celebration is enriched by the new translation. So we went straight to the source and invited the experts. We engage ...read more
In several hours, Pope Benedict will land in the western African nation of Benin. As was the case with his 21 previous papal visits, he faces a packed schedule — 16 events and 10 speeches over the course of 3 days. On the eve of another arduous trip, Catholic News Service examines the validity of ...read more
In the latest episode of Witness, Fr. Thomas Rosica interviews one of America’s great religious leaders, Cardinal Francis George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago. During his tenure as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal George earned the reputation of thinker-in-chief. A philosopher, theologian, and pastor with a great missionary spirit, Cardinal George ...read more
Having premiered on PBS in the United States, CATHOLICISM comes to Canada this Sunday, November 20. It’s difficult to overstate the significance of Fr. Robert Barron’s series. This major television event combines both breathtaking imagery and inspiring teaching. Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York believes the series is “just what we need in the Catholic ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: A historic legal case opens before a provincial court. Also, faith met real life in Montreal this past weekend. Members of our Salt + Light team were on hand to share their stories. Finally, Fr. Pawel Ratajczak joins us in studio to talk about John Michael Talbot’s latest concert. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: John Paul II has a new, permanent presence in Canada — we tell you where. Plus, our current Pope sounds a new warning on stem-cell research, and Catholics and Anglicans celebrate a major milestone in Montreal. ...read more
I vividly remember one homily I heard many, many years ago, where the priest very clearly said that to forgive and forget made no sense. “We must forgive,” he said, “but we mustn’t ever forget!” It was very liberating to hear that. And it’s so true. There are so many questions about forgiveness: does forgiving ...read more