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Today on Perspectives: Pope Francis wants peace in Syria and he some some ideas on how to make it happen. Also, we talk to newly appointed Bishop Elect Joseph Nguyen to find out what its like to be named a bishop. ...read more
Today on Perspectives: The Vatican tells Bishops to get along with new movements, and vice versa. Details on Pope Francis’ meeting with World Food Program officials and a prescription to heal a hurting heart. Plus, the first anniversary of Laudato Sii is coming up, here’s how to celebrate! ...read more
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a letter today to the bishops around the world on “the relationship between hierarchical and charismatic gifts in the life and mission of the Church”. Photo Courtesy: CNS/Paul Haring ...read more
Deacon Pedro is ordained by Bishop Vincent Nguyen on May 26, 2012. Last week we looked, very briefly, at the basics of the Sacrament of Ordination. One of the common challenges to the idea of Sacraments as “a visible sign of an invisible Grace, instituted by Christ” is the “instituted by Christ” part. With Ordination, ...read more
A reflection for the 6th Sunday in Easter, Year C. The readings are Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Revelation 21:10-14; 22-23 and John 14:23-29. Whoever loves me will keep my word and my Father will love them and we will come to them and make our home with them… (Jn 14:23) Let’s get this straight: If you ...read more
Today on Perspectives, U.S. Bishops respond to California’s assisted suicide ruling and Sebastian Gomes continues his coverage of the Bishops’ Synod on the Family. Today he speaks with several of the Synod Fathers and delegates and we hear from Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle of Ghana and Syriac Patriarch Ignatius Joseph Younan of Antioch. He also shares ...read more