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S+L BLOG: The Church Alive

God “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth”: that is, of Christ Jesus. Christ must be proclaimed to all nations and individuals, so that this revelation may reach to the ends of the earth: God graciously arranged that the things he had once revealed for the salvation ...read more
We’re finally here! After months of travelling, shooting, scripting and editing, our newest S+L series is now live for the whole world to see. Last night, we launched the premiere of our NEW 15-part series, The Church Alive, on our network. Our pilot episode was filmed, on location, at CBC in Toronto, Canada. The Church ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Benedict makes a pastoral visit to Loreto and we look at the Ukrainian Greek Rite in Canada. Finally, Cheridan Sanders tells us all about The Church Alive. Join us for an exciting and extended Perspectives: The Daily Edition. Airing tonight at 7pm Eastern, 8pm Pacific. ...read more
Jesuit Father Marko Rupnik is renowned for his stunning mosaics.  His bold, colourful icons bridge Eastern and Western traditions in a jubilant mix of art that is both new and ancient.  In fact, in 1993 when Pope John Paul II saw his work he was so taken that he invited Fr. Rupnik to decorate the Redemptoris ...read more
Of all human activities, man’s listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will. Pope Paul VI – Credit: CNS photo ...read more
Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors for Christ. To his saving power open the boundaries of states, economic and political systems, the vast fields of culture, civilization, and development. Do not be afraid. Christ knows what is in man. He alone knows it. So often today man does not know what is within ...read more
As can be seen, before being a doctrine, Christianity is an “event,” indeed, a Person: it is Jesus of Nazareth. He is the heart of the Christian faith. Hosts of saints, monks, and mystics have left everything to enjoy intimacy with him. But Christ can also be met in the world’s highways. The great Dostoyevsky, ...read more
Only through believing, then, does faith grow and become stronger; there is no other possibility for possessing certitude with regard to one’s life apart from self-abandonment, in a continuous crescendo, into the hands of a love that seems to grow constantly because it has its origin in God.” Pope Benedict XVI, Porta Fidei ...read more
…it is the love of Christ that fills our hearts and impels us to evangelize. Today as in the past, he sends us through the highways of the world to proclaim his Gospel to all the peoples of the earth (cf Mt 28:19). Through his love, Jesus Christ attracts to himself the people of every ...read more
The primitive Church, then, certainly did not think of itself as the place of perfect people. Polemics arose over opinions within the community that truly risked schisms. Mutual hatreds surfaced, people proposed themselves as charismatics, thus disseminating confusion in the group. Pagan vices persisted and people drew away from the apostles’ message to follow their ...read more