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  In March 2016, the Salt + Light team went to the Holy Land on pilgrimage to bring you reflections from the biblical places where Jesus lived. You can watch the entire videos from the Holy Land Trip here. The following text below is from my reflection about the empty tomb of Christ, that was ...read more
Catholic Priests are in hiding for their lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo ...read more
Pope Francis receives a royal visit from a very royal guest and you'll never guess what that royal guest saw in the secret archives of the Vatican! ...read more
We begin today, with an Easter message from the President of the CCCB, Bishop Douglas Crosby, Bishop of Hamilton. In his Easter address to Canadians, Bishop Crosby brings the message of hope for those on the peripheries of society, for governments, for the Church and for everyone striving to lead a holy life. Here’s a quick preview ...read more
On Sunday April 2, 2017 the Holy Father departed by helicopter from the Vatican airport for his pastoral visit to Carpi. ...read more
Pope Francis is on the move again. This Sunday, He’ll embark on another pastoral visit, this time within Italy to the northern city of Carpi. You may recall, Carpi is an area that suffered severe damages and several fatalities during massive earthquakes in 2012. The Pope’s day in Carpi will look something like this. Promptly ...read more
Following the resignation of its founding member Marie Collins, The Pontifical Commission that is charged with addressing clergy sex-abuse issues vowed to continue To seek input from victims & survivors. The March 1st resignation of Ms. Collins from the The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, was a “central topic” during their plenary assembly ...read more
Yesterday in Rome, Pope Francis received the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, in a private audience at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace during which he asked for God’s forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 genocide. Pope Francis went on to, “conveyed his profound sadness, and that of the Holy ...read more
On Friday, the Pope presided over a penitential service at St. Peter’s Basilica in anticipation for the “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative. During the service, the Pope himself went to confession and heard confessions of three men and four women. The service took place one week before all churches around the world are asked to offer ...read more
Earlier today, the Pope addressed the faithful during his weekly General Audience and continued his catechesis on Christian Hope: Focusing on Charity, which he said, "is a grace. It's the fruit, of OUR Saving-Encounter with God’s own love”. To the thousands of pilgrims gathered at St. Peter’s Square, the Pope said: "he who loves, has ...read more