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What does the retired Pope, Emeritus Pope Benedict, think of Pope Francis, five years into his Papacy? Well, his thoughts are pretty clear: “Criticism against Pope Francis is foolish prejudice”. ...read more
S+L's 10 Favourite Pope Francis Quotes which have inspired us to change, and move away from our culture of indifference to a culture of mercy, love and joy. ...read more
The Philippines is now on high-alert for probable terror attacks in Manila, during this coming Holy Week, as reports surface of a new Islamic State regional leader is intent on taking revenge. ...read more
A reflection for the 4th Sunday, Lent, Year B. The readings are 2 Chronicles 36:14-17a, 19-23; Psalm: 137, Ephesians 2:4-10 and John 3:14-21. Picture it: Nicodemus was a Pharisee and a religious leader; perhaps a member of the Jewish Council, the Sanhedrin. It’s the Feast of Passover and Jesus is in Jerusalem. All eyes are on Him. Nicodemus is ...read more
S+L Producer/Director Sebastian Gomes offers a theological reflection on the meaning of “reform” and “tradition” in the Catholic Church, as Pope Francis celebrates his 5th anniversary of election to the chair of St. Peter. It’s Pope Francis’ fifth anniversary year, and as a journalist and filmmaker who follows Francis closely, I want to share a ...read more
At 5:00 this afternoon in the Vatican Basilica, Pope Francis presided over the Rite of Reconciliation of several penitents with individual confession and absolution. Below is the homily pronounced by the Holy Father during the Liturgy of the Word of today’s Penitential celebration. ...read more
Emilie Callan gives us a brief summary of her joyful experience filming the newest Catholic Focus episode: The Flying Fathers. ...read more
Every one of us, in a small way, can make a difference in someone else’s life. Read a short reflection on the importance of Almsgiving during the Lenten Season. ...read more