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Deacon Pedro looks at the parts of the ritual that make up a Sacrament and how we understand Jesus' role in instituting them. ...read more
How much impact has Pope Francis had on the world? This week, producer Sebastian Gomes tells us about the new S+L production The Francis Impact. ...read more
I guess you can’t blame Catholics if they don’t know the meaning of a Sacrament. I was a Catholic for 38 years and had received 5 of the 7 Sacraments before I really came to understand what Sacraments are and why we need them. What is a Sacrament? I don’t remember learning this, but, as ...read more
Father’s Day makes us think of the top quality in a Dad. What is it? This week author Greg Popcak (of the Pastoral Solutions Institute) tells us how the Beatitudes are the place to start. Gillian Kantor learns something from her 14-month old about project management; Billy Chan has one more tip for Dummies looking to ...read more
Preparing World Youth Day requires more than just spiritual and pastoral work. There's also practical preparation that needs to be done. ...read more
Last week we saw what happens during the rite of Confirmation. This week, let’s wrap it up. We started off by looking at the Gifts of the Spirit. I think everyone learns about the Gifts of the Spirit when they prepare for Confirmation. I’m not sure about you, but I sometimes find it hard to ...read more
Read Part 4 of Deacon Pedro's catechesis on the Sacrament of Confirmation, in which he lays out for us what actually happens during the Sacrament. ...read more
What does it mean to be a martyr? That’s the question we tried to answer last week. It’s a question that we all need to think about because it is directly related to following Christ. If we want to follow Jesus, He said, we must pick up our Cross. Following Jesus will always lead to ...read more
Deacon Pedro continues his exploration of the sacrament of Confirmation by looking at its connection with Baptism. ...read more
Last week we saw that Confirmation is not just about being mature enough to know that we want to be Catholic, and we reviewed the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, but we didn’t really explain what Confirmation is really about. Perhaps now is the time to speak about Pentecost. You can’t talk about confirmation without ...read more