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S+L BLOG: Alicia Ambrosio



For the first time in years a pope and grand imam have met formally. We have the details. Plus details have been released about the next World Meeting of Families, and we have a special invitation for viewers in Vancouver. ...read more
(CNS photo/Paul Haring) There is a new Franciscan Custodian of the Holy Land. The Order of Friars Minor elected Father Francesco Patton, OFM as the new Custos. He replaces Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa who ended a 12 year term as Custos in April. Father Patton is 53 years old and comes from the Trent region of ...read more
On today’s edition of Perspectives, Pope Francis has some pointed words about the lure of worldly things like power and vanity. We have an update on World Youth Day from the organizing committee in Krakow. And if you’re in Vancouver you’ll want to hear the details of our upcoming fundraiser in Vancouver. ...read more
Here is a look at the vast and varied things that we’ve been reading about across the country this week: The Fort McMurray fire is still very much front and centre this week. The WCR has this special report about what its like to fight Alberta wild fires. In Saskatoon, the Prairie Messengers is offering ...read more
Pope Francis will ask the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation to study the issue of women deacons. The pope announced the decision during a question and answer session with participants of the International Union of Superiors General plenary assembly. During a question and answer session with the nearly 900 religious sisters taking part in the meeting, Pope ...read more
On today’s edition of Perspectives: the pope prays for Fort McMurray while neighbouring dioceses help the relief effort. As well we have details on the Regina Caeli and the pope’s Charlemagne Prize. ...read more
Here’s what has been happening across our country this week: In Alberta, the fires in Fort McMurray have wiped out homes and business and caused residents to evacuate en masse. The fires have also impacted churches and parishes in the region. At least one Catholic church is believed to been lost to the fires and ...read more
The Charlemagne Prize was created in 1949 by Dr. Kurt Pfeiffer in Aachen, Germany as a reminder and a call for European unity. The 2016 prize was awarded to Pope Francis this week. In post-war Europe several new organizations and pacts were in development. These organizations and agreements would unify Europe economically and politically. However, ...read more
Today on Perspectives, an overview of the pope’s weekend activities and a priest known for his civil disobedience is remembered. ...read more
On Today’s edition of Perspectives: Cardinal Jaime Ortega of Havana finally gets to retire, an Austrian bishop says “not in my backyard” to the government’s anti-migrant fence, and we hear from a lay missionary about his experiences” ...read more