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S+L BLOG: Hope



On Sunday, November 29, 2015, Pope Francis arrived in the Central African Republic for the final leg of his first Apostolic Visit to Africa. Below you will find the full text of his address at the Presidential Palace in Bangui: Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Meeting with Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps Bangui, Presidential ...read more
Listening to all the readings at Mass about the end of times at this time of the year makes you wonder if we should be proclaiming them as “the Good News!” Recently while visiting my parents I found a book titled, “The Final Hour.” It’s about all the end-time prophecies. I have to be honest, ...read more
Below you will find the final unscripted address of Pope Francis during his meeting with the youth in Havana on Sunday, September 20, 2015. “Hope endures suffering, it’s hardworking, it’s fruitful, it gives us work and it saves us from the throwaway culture” You are standing up and I am sitting. How unmannerly. But you ...read more
Solemnity of Pentecost, Year A – Sunday, June 8, 2014 Pentecost is the fiftieth day after Easter that signals the start of the universal mission of the Church – a mission that overcomes human obstacles and has the Spirit as its driving force. The mighty breath of God and the fire of the Spirit’s presence ...read more
Pope Benedict began Day 2 of his apostolic journey in Benin when he met with President Yani Bono, diplomatic corp members and those of the government. This all took place in the Presidential Palace in Cotonou. In his address, the Holy Father used the symbol of a hand in speaking about religious diversity in the ...read more
A Synod convoked to Restore Order in the Tower of Babel The Synod of Bishops for the Middle East was convoked to give hope not only to the Catholic Churches of the Middle East, but to all the peoples of the Middle East: Christians, Muslims and Jews. It is a unique historic opportunity to restore order in today's Tower of Babel. ...read more