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We begin today with The Vatican Insider reporting that it’s highly likely that a meeting between the Pope and President Donald Trump is possible when when US President travels to Italy for G7 summit in May. Diplomatic sources have said the US President will see the Pope when he comes to Italy for the G7 ...read more
In Rome yesterday, the Pope, prayed the Angelus with pilgrims and tourists that gathered in St. Peter’s Square on the Second Sunday of Lent. The Holy Father reflected on the Gospel of St. Matthew, and recounted the Transfiguration of Our Lord. “In this Lenten season,” he said, “let us contemplate devoutly the image of the ...read more
Here in Canada, Archbishop Michael Miller is appealing to Vancouver’s Catholic community to respond to the region’s drug overdose crisis, urging schools, parishes and organizations to consider how they can reach-out to the marginalized,.. especially those, suffering from addiction and mental illness. In a pastoral letter to the archdiocese’s Catholics, Archbishop Miller wrote,.. “As people ...read more
We begin in Rome today where the Pope just released his new monthly intention prayer video. This month, He asks that we pray specifically for persecuted Christians. Have a look Now with all the recent focus on immigrants and refugees, it’s easy to forget that, how to treat refugees is an old issue that is ...read more
This year, Development and Peace is celebrating its 50 year anniversary with the Pilgrimage of the Solidarity Quilt. For the 2017 Lenten campaign, D&P launched a collaborative quilt project where each diocese in Canada has been asked to create a patch in honour of Development and Peace’s anniversary. The patches will form a quilt that will be ...read more
It’s February 14. Love is in the air as a all sorts of people rush to overwhelm the Hallmark store, the florist and the fancy restaurants. Everyone, it seems, is out in full pursuit of love and affection. Valentines Day has become a major secular annual holiday, so much so that many Catholics forget that there is a “saint” missing ...read more
It is indeed that time of year again. For those of you who partied-hard over the past two days, (Pancake Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Mardi-Gras etc…) to prepare for the next 40 days, and are now just wondering what to give up for lent, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a great article that’ll help you think about ...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
Welcome to S+L’s Weekly News Round-Up. As the Director of Marketing and Communications here at S+L, many interesting Catholic news stories and articles come across my desk on a daily basis. Some of them we’ll cover on our different television programs and others I’d like to share with you on this blog. This blog column ...read more
Welcome to S+L’s Weekly News Round-Up. As the Director of Marketing and Communications here at S+L, many interesting Catholic news stories and articles come across my desk on a daily basis. Some of them we’ll cover on our different television programs and others I’d like to share with you on this blog. This blog column ...read more