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I’ve often puzzled over what Jesus meant when he said “Blessed are they who mourn”. Thankfully, in Episode 2 of Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism series we’re introduced to the teachings of Jesus and Fr. Barron explains that the beatitudes are a formula for practicing ‘detachment’. Now, most moderns conceive of happiness as freedom to do whatever they ...read more
Castel Gandolfo, on the Feast of Saint Eusebius, Bishop of Vercelli – August 2, 2012 Benedictus PP. XVI Source: http://www.osservatoreromano.va/ Fifty years ago, on October 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council in St Peter’s Basilica It was a splendid day on 11 October 1962 when the Second Vatican Council opened with the ...read more
This article was first published in L’Osservatore Romano, no. 21, on Wednesday, May 23, pg. 9. It is written by Salt + Light’s very own Sebastian Gomes. Click here to see all his blog posts. When our most distant ancestors awoke on the first Easter morning, they could not have imagined what took place during ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Benedict plans to meet with prisoners, the Supreme Court rules on the question of polygamous unions, and we ask, have you ever considered being a lay missionary? ...read more
When’s the last time you thought of the Catholic faith as dynamite? You know, that WOW feeling — where your imagination is enraptured and you appreciate just how amazing the faith is? If you haven’t had the wow feeling in a while or you’re looking for another reason to fall in love with the faith ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Italy’s prime minister has summoned the founder of the St. Egidio Community to be a part of the new government. And the Holy Father is set to embark on his 22nd apostolic voyage to present a special letter to African bishops. ...read more