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Here is the final document from the Pre-synod of Bishop 2018. These reflections were borne out of the meeting of more than 300 young representatives from around the world, convened in Rome March 19-24 ...read more
A reflection on The Francis Impact's experience visiting El Salvador, and their successful ban on metal mining that helped to put a stop to an environmental disaster. ...read more
Day four of the Pre-synod meetings taking place in Rome where youth from all over the world have come to talk candidly with Pope Francis about the future of the Catholic Church. The main themes from the discussions and the working groups with the Pope are now coming to light. ...read more
(S+L Photo: TFI Director Sebastian Gomes and Cinematographer Peter Turek film in Aguilares, El Salvador on Feb 27, 2018) The crew of “The Francis Impact” traveled to El Salvador from February 20 to March 2 to film a story about the country’s 2017 metal mining ban. It was a major environmental victory which the Church ...read more
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
Good evening and welcome to Perspectives Daily At the Pope’s weekly General Audience today, he continued his catechesis on the Mass reflecting on the rite of Holy Communion and invited Christians to make an examination of conscience. During his main talk, the Pope said that Communion can be received standing “with devotion” or kneeling, whichever ...read more
The Vatican announced today that the Pope will once again celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper in a prison, and will wash the feet of 12 inmates as he has done, since the beginning of his pontificate. This time at a former convent built in the 1600s, Regina Coeli, has operated as a prison since the 1890s and currently has more than 900 inmates, of which more than half are non-Italians. ...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
Today marks the first day of the pre-synod meetings where over 300 young people from all over the world, convened in Rome to have a frank conversation with the Pope about the future of the Catholic church. ...read more