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Registration for WYD Rio 2013 is officially open.  Pilgrims must be registered in groups and the number of pilgrims in each group cannot be more than 50. Each pilgrim group needs to have a leader and a second-leader.  If the groups are co-ed the team leaders should be a man and a woman. All Canadian ...read more
St. Monica with her son, St. Augustine. This week we celebrate two saints who belong to the same family. More incredibly, one is responsible conversion of the other. We’re speaking, of course,  about St. Monica and St. Augustine. St. Monica was born in Tagaste, which is now Algeria. Because of her name and place of ...read more
A year ago Madrid was getting ready to receive the pope. The youth of the world arrived in Madrid to celebrate the faith. But one year after, were there fruits? I first thought about this when Salt and Light prepared the anniversary of WYD 2002. As a staff member for the Madrilenian WYD I asked ...read more
As a media professional, there are some saints who become  part of your work. Working here at Salt and Light one those saints is Clare of Assisi, the patron saint of television whose feast the Catholic Church celebrates today. Clare was contemporary of St. Francis of Assisi. She was 18 she first heard Francis preaching. ...read more
One of the most spiritually touching moments I had in my life was last year during my work for the national committee of World Youth Day Madrid. I had the opportunity to visit Loyola, the town where today’s saint is from. Why was this trip spiritually touching? Not just because of the company – I ...read more
Tonight on perspectives, pope Benedict XVI appeal for peace in Syria and Iraq, we look at the role of the Catholic Church in the AIDS treatment and we close our celebration of the 10th anniversary WYD 2002. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives we tell you why the Vatican doesn’t have an olympic team and we bring you more memories  of World Youth Day Toronto 2002 ...read more
The organizing committee of World Youth Day Rio 2013 just launched the official prayer for the event. With this prayer the organizers hope to get the whole world praying together for the success and good fruits of the upcoming event, to be held July 23 to 28 next year. You will find the text of ...read more
In this episode of Perspectives: The Weekly Edition, we find out what parts of the Mass have changed and we dig deeper to find out how our liturgical celebration is enriched by the new translation. ...read more
The longest serving cardinal in the Catholic Church was buried yesterday in Rio de Janeiro. Cardinal Eugenio Sales died last Monday and his requiem mass took place yesterday at Rio’s Cathedral of Saint Sebastian. During the ceremony a dove landed on the casket and stayed there for almost an hour. Cardinal Sales was made cardinal ...read more