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S+L BLOG: Jenna Murphy



I ask each of you, first and foremost, to look into your own heart. Think of all the love that your heart was made to receive, and all the love it is meant to give. After all, we were made for love. These phrases from the Holy Father’s address to the young people in the ...read more
After an eventful first couple of days in the UK, Pope Benedict got off to a busy start this morning. The day began with several untelevised meetings with political leaders of the UK including a meeting with England’s Prime Minister, the Right Honourable David Cameron, as well as courtesy calls with Deputy Prime Minister, the ...read more
By now you’ve probably noticed that Pope Benedict XVI happens to be in UK. Despite the sometimes threatening media coverage leading up to his visit, the Pope has forged onward; undaunted and perhaps even bolder in his addresses to the people of the UK than we could have imagined. Some of you are probably wondering: ...read more
In a moving address to an assembly of students at St. Mary’s University College in Twickenham, the Holy Father challenged the young people to see all of the work they do in the context of growing in friendship with God. My question for you is this: what are the qualities you see in others that ...read more
It was a quaint gathering at St. Mary’s College in Twickenham this morning on day 2 of Pope Benedict’s visit to the UK. After having spent yesterday in Scotland, the Holy Father made his way to London and then this morning to the school in Twickenham, a suburb just west of London. The Holy Father ...read more
This morning at 5:30 am EST (10:30am local time), Pope Benedict XVI landed in Edinburgh, Scotland. This journey is history in the making; it is the first ever state-visit to the UK by a Pope. Shortly after the Holy Father’s arrival, we spoke to CNS’ Rome bureau chief, John Thavis who was aboard the flight ...read more
It seems that every time you turn around there is a new religious community emerging in the Catholic Church. Often times these new communities are the ones that are “bursting at the seams” with vocations. Take the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, for example, who just welcomed 23 new postulants in their ...read more
After a long summer of brainstorming and “re-creating”, Perspectives Weekly is back in business! We are excited to showcase the fruits of our discussions and, thanks to your feedback, we have lots of fuel to keep the Perspectives fires burning well into the winter. The suggestions we have received cover a variety of topics; some ...read more
Tonight’s edition of Perspectives features an interview segment with Sparrow Records’ newest gem, Audrey Assad. A recent convert to Catholicism and a New York City suburb native, Audrey told us about her vision for Catholic music and about how we should not be afraid to set the bar high. As mentioned in a previous post, ...read more
Are you a beekeeper? A climber? A candlestick maker? Do you like Dijon mustard? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you may be interested to know that today the Church celebrates St. Bernard of Clairvaux . Among other things (as you saw), St. Bernard is renowned for his deep devotion to the ...read more