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Saint Joseph Calasanz was a man with a vision of the future. A man whom God called, while in Rome, to consecrate his life for the service of the poor children and youth. When a man lets himself be transformed by the Lord, as Calasanz did, not only is his life transformed, but so are ...read more
A reflection for the Feast of Saint Joseph Calasanz On August 25th the Church celebrates the feast of a man whose care for children has made him their patron saint. Saint Joseph Calasanz was born into a noble Spanish family in 1557. At the age of fourteen he decided to become a priest, but his ...read more
Welcome! Join Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB for the Daily TV Mass for August 24, 2017. It’s the Feast of St. Bartholomew the Apostle and the 100th anniversary of birth of Gaetano Gagliano, the founder of Salt + Light Catholic Media Foundation. ...read more
“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” – Psalm 133:1 What is the key of life of the Piarist Fathers? How do we live as a community? The Piarist Fathers are dedicated to the education of children and youth, especially the poor, and the Holy Founder of the Pious Schools, ...read more
All proceeds from the purchase of this book are to make possible Salt + Light‘s coverage of the World Youth Day in Panama 2019. Throughout Pope John Paul II’s papacy, youth has been a priority. When he was elected Pope in 1978, John Paul II said that young people are the future of the world ...read more
On the Solemnity of the Apostles Peter and Paul, at 9:30 am at St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis blessed the pallia (plural of pallium), taken from the Confession of the Apostle Peter and destined for Metropolitan Archbishops appointed during the past year. The pallium will then be imposed on each Metropolitan Archbishop by the Pontifical ...read more
An interview with Fr. Gian Matteo Roggio On April 20, this year, a Consistory declared that two of the visionary little shepherds of Fatima, Francisco and his sister Jacinta Marto, would be proclaimed Saints on May 13, on the occasion of Pope Francis’s travel to Portugal, for the hundredth anniversary of the apparitions of Our ...read more
A political prisoner of the Communist regime for thirteen years, nine of which he spent in solitary confinement, Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan’s experience is a powerful testimony of faith in the Eucharist and in the power of forgiveness and the redemptive value of the cross. Cardinal Van Thuan’s writings and spiritual insights written in ...read more
Sometimes, because it’s Lent we may overlook some feasts or solemnities that fall during the season. It’s hard to ignore the Feast of St. Patrick, but how many really pay attention to the Solemnity of St. Joseph? ...read more
One of the greatest but often overlooked gifts given to us by the Catholic Church are the many saints canonized over the years. They are given to us as examples of hope during all possible combinations of human hardship we might find ourselves in. This group provides real examples of people who have overcome great tribulations, ...read more