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S+L BLOG: Alicia Ambrosio



There’s no app for happiness. That’s what Pope Francis told young people this weekend during his homily for the Jubilee of young people. He had a few other surprises up his sleeve as well. We have details on Perspectives. Plus, we look at the church’s role in rebuilding Ecuador after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that ...read more
Some of the Salt + Light team went to the Holy Land on a pilgrimage. We had the opportunity to film reflections in various places of great importance. This is the text of a reflection was filmed at the Magdala Centre in Galilee.  We are the Galilee region of Israel. Specifically, in Magdala, the same ...read more
Here’s a look at what we’ve been reading across the country this week: One of Canada’s two member of the Pontifical Academy for Life has suggestions on how Canadians should handle the newly proposed bill on euthanasia. In Winnipeg, Catholic health care providers weighed in on the new proposed bill and offered their own suggestions. ...read more
While Pope Francis has been personally helping Syrian refugees relocate to Europe, a joint Catholic – Russian Orthodox delegation visited Lebanon and Syria. The delegation identified ways the two churches can work together to help Syrians. Officials from the Catholic aid agency Aid to the Church in Need and officials from the Moscow patriarchate of ...read more
Most papal trips are planned months, sometimes years in advance and involve several visits by vatican delegations to sort out the logistical intricacies. This weekend’s papal visit to the Greek Island of Lesbos was put together in record time and announced just one week before the scheduled departure date. Pope Francis will land on the ...read more
Today on Perspectives: the papal travel calendar fills up, Pope Francis calls for the release of people kidnapped in war zones, and we have reaction to Amoris Laetitia, the pope’s document on the family. ...read more
Pope Francis’ long awaited post-synodal exhortation on the family was made public today. As he has made clear over the past two years, there was no doctrinal change announced in this document. The document covers a wide range of topics, from the thorny to the common sense. As is his way, Pope Francis includes some frank ...read more
Today on Perspectives: Pope Francis unveils two ways to act out mercy. Also, it seems talks continue in attempt to reach full communion between Rome and the Society of St. Pius X, and China bids farewell to a 96 year old bishop who spent 23 years in jail. ...read more
Our recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land offered the chance to visit the ancient sites where key events in our faith story took place, and meet people living there today who are making sure those sites do not become museums. Visiting Qubeibeh, the West Bank, we met the Salvatorian sister who helped found the Qubeibeh ...read more
Fr. Rosica with one of the residents of Qubeibeh. The unofficial theme of Salt + Light’s 12 day pilgrimage to the Holy Land was “Living Stones.” For every biblical site visited, there was a visit to a place where Christians are currently putting the Gospel into action. The combination of the ancient and new Christian ...read more