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S+L BLOG: Benedict XVI



Tonight on Perspectives: The Pope says nothing is impossible for God, the House of Commons is calling for the release of a Christian woman in Pakistan, and a Cardinal shares his impressions after returning from the UN Climate Change conference. ...read more
Benedict XVI included a big announcement in his homily on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, but it was hardly a surprise. For weeks, journalists had speculated that plans for a trip Mexico and Cuba would be unveiled at the special Mass for Latin America. The bishops of Cuba had essentially confirmed the trip ...read more
The feast of the Immaculate Conception is a public holiday in Italy and most of Europe. When I lived there as a student, December 8th was always a special day because it was a holiday, because it reminded me that Advent had indeed begun, and because it was also the day for a special gathering with ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: The Pope has a message for international students and Canadians were in Rome to hear it. Plus, the Holy Father reminisces about Advent in Bavaria. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: The Pope calls for an end to the death penalty, and there’s good news and bad news for relations between China and the Vatican. Plus, a Quebec archdiocese welcomes its new bishop. ...read more
By Deborah Gyapong Canadian Catholic News OTTAWA (CCN) – The importance of the New Evangelization and the deep sense of communion between the Church in Canada and the Holy See are two themes that emerged from the recent visit to Rome by a delegation of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). “It is fair ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: The Pope made his second trip to Africa this past weekend. We bring you the highlights, along with our exclusive interview with the Vatican spokesperson. ...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
On Nov. 18, Pope Benedict makes his 22nd Apostolic Voyage. He travels to the country of Benin to present bishops with a special letter about the Church in Africa. Join our host Alicia Ambrosio and guest Fr. Stan Chu Ilo, who will lead us step-by-step through the Pope’s entire visit. Fr. Stan Chu Ilo will offer ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Benedict may be making a trans-Atlantic voyage next year — we’ll tell you where he may be heading. We also preview next week’s papal visit to Benin and take a look at events happening across Canada. ...read more