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I could not speak about the Ordained life without speaking about the two questions that most people have about the priesthood: The ordination of women and celibacy. Some people will ask why women are not qualified to be priests. The reality is that it’s not about qualifications. No one is really qualified to be a ...read more
For many years, groups of Anglicans repeatedly asked the Pope if it would be possible for them to become Catholics while at the same time being allowed to keep their liturgical, musical, spiritual, and pastoral traditions which had developed over the 500-year history of Anglicanism and which they greatly valued. In November of 2009, in ...read more
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