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As far as I can tell in our day and age, only church councils and papal transitions can attract the kind of global attention for the Catholic Church that is both honest and positive.  While working in Rome in February and March of 2013, I was struck by this reality and by how the intrigue ...read more
Today on Perspectives: Pope Francis asks the faithful at St. Peter’s “what do you desire?” and speaks about how the desires of the heart lead us towards God. Also, Catholic News Service gives us a look at the importance of Charismatic Renewal in the Brazilian church, and Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver has a special ...read more
Today on Perspectives, hundreds of thousands attend the opening mass of World Youth Day Rio, a look at Vivo Rio and Catholic News Service talks to people at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida. ...read more
Salt and Light Photo: The National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil By Sebastian Gomes World Youth Day Rio is about to begin and everyone is wondering what Pope Francis is going to say and do on his first trip back to South America.  Well, last week I may have uncovered a major clue. A ...read more
Today on Perspectives, the Vatican releases Pope Francis’ itinerary for his apostolic journey to Brazil and World Youth Day, Vatican congregations clarify their positions in Rome and a look at a new stage production in Toronto. ...read more
World youth Day Rio has released a series of videos called “Discipulus.” These videos are reflections on discipleship and the many ways of being disciples. In today’s video the reflection is focused on the word intimacy. ...read more