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A short reflection on Ocar Romero’s influence, legacy, and what he represents for millions of Latin Americans to commemorate his Feast Day on March 24. ...read more
Emilie Callan, one of your Canadian delegates at the pre-synodal meeting, talks about her first day in Rome with 300 other youths from around the world. “Young people never won the Nobel prize for being cautious!” It’s not unusual to hear memorable nuggets such as this one come from the mouth of Pope Francis. He ...read more
The Catholic Church celebrates St. Josephs’ feast day on March 19. St. Joseph is the patron saint of husbands, fathers, families, homes and workers. Joseph is also believed to protect pregnant women, travelers, immigrants and people buying or selling homes. In 1870, St. Joseph was declared patron of the universal Church and he is also ...read more
A brief reflection on the eight martyrs of the UCA, the struggles many of them faced, and the history of El Salvador. “Dying for the truth and living with the truth”- Remembering The Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador. ...read more
A reflection on the meaning and impact of Christian martyrdom; currently taking place in the Middle East and in many other parts of the world. ...read more
Read Kevin Clarke's reflection on the impact Oscar Romero had on El Salvador during its hardest years, as a very troubled nation. ...read more
Mártir 1. Persona que sufre o muere por defender su religión o sus ideales. “tu fidelidad hubiera podido hacer de ti un mártir de Dios; el culto a los mártires está basado en la plegaria y en el recuerdo de su vida y de su martirio” 2. Persona que padece sufrimientos, injusticias o privaciones por ...read more
Read Deacon Pedro's reflection on the meaning of Martyrdom. ...read more
What do Luke Skywalker, Superman and Jesus have in common? This week we speak with author Jim Papandrea about Christ figures in science fiction. Billy Chan has a ‘confession’ to make for Dummies, Mark Matthews tells us about two new exciting projects cooking in the Hollywood oven and we speak with beloved liturgical composer, Bob ...read more
A brief summary and reflection on the transformation of Archbishop Oscar Romero, as we await his canonization. ...read more