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S+L BLOG: Benedict XVI



On Monday, we told you that a Salt + Light DVD landed on the desk of Pope Benedict. It was a surprise to us, though maybe it shouldn’t have been. The person who gave the documentary to the Pope was Archbishop Richard Smith, and its subject was the newly built seminary in his archdiocese. The ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Benedict XVI had a meeting with Canadian bishops today. Find out who was there and what special gifts they gave the Pope. Plus, a Vatican conference is asking why new vocations to the priesthood are decreasing in some dioceses, while booming in others. We tell you what they’re learning. ...read more
Every year, a delegation from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) heads to the Vatican to meet with departments of the Roman Curia. Today they went to the top office — that of Pope Benedict XVI in the apostolic palace. The year’s group consists of the newly elected President of the CCCB, Archbishop Richard ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: The Occupy movement has spread well beyond Wall Street and now Vancouver’s Cathedral is being targeted. Also, the head of the Catholic Church in Ukraine says that Soviet-era justice is putting the innocent behind bars. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Leaders of different faiths gather in Assisi to pray for peace and justice. Plus, we take a look at what’s happening across the country. ...read more
“Violence and terrorism are incompatible with the authentic spirit of religions.” -Rt. Rev. Dr. Munib Younan, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land “We, humanists in dialogue with believers, commit ourselves together with all men and women of good will to building a new world in which respect for the ...read more
Twenty-five years ago, John Paul II joined leaders of other world religions for a historic encounter in Assisi, Italy. Tomorrow, his successor makes his own journey to the town of St. Francis for the “Day of Reflection, Dialogue and Prayer for Peace and Justice”. Benedict XVI typically travels by plane, but tomorrow he will be ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Benedict XVI canonizes three new saints and makes some important appointments for the next Synod of Bishops. We also take a look back at the Canadian Bishops’ Plenary Assembly. ...read more
These are the Church’s three newest saints: a bishop with a missionary heart, a rope-maker who taught women, and a spirited priest from Como, who became a missionary of sorts in his 70s. They share a few features: they all founded religious orders and they all felt called to serve the disadvantaged, whether they were ...read more
Following his speech at the German lower parliamentarians, Pope Benedict XVI  met with Representatives of the Jewish Community. The Holy Father remembered the Shoah: “Today, I find myself in a central place of remembrance, the appalling remembrance that it was from here that the Shoah, the annihilation of our Jewish fellow citizens in Europe, was ...read more