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S+L BLOG: IEC



Pope Benedict XVI announced last Sunday that the next International Eucharistic Congress will be held in Cebu city in the Philippines. What is the faith life like in that country? What can the Philippines show to the universal church? My contact with Cebuanos living in Toronto during this week made me see how different their ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: The Canadian Bishops react to the B.C. Supreme Court ruling on euthanasia, and we bring you some interviews with participants at yesterday’s closing mass at the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. ...read more
In our continuing series of coverage, we bring you the homily that Cardinal Marc Ouellet proclaimed earlier today at Mass. The closing Mass took place inside Croke Park. It concluded a week of celebrations and activities at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. As a note to our viewers, we will re-broadcast the Statio Orbis Mass ...read more
Saturday, on the feast day of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the theme was, “Exploring and Celebrating the Word of God which Nourishes our Communion. Mary as a ‘hearer of the Word’ par excellence” The catechesis was delivered by Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle of the Archdiocese of Manila in the Philippines. The testimony was given ...read more
Published below is today’s homily, as delivered by Cardinal Robert Sarah at Mass. In his homily, Cardinal Sarah reflected on the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – an important feast that the Universal Church celebrates today. It was through the body of a young, Jewish girl, living in a tiny village called Nazareth, ...read more
Published below is the full text of John Monaghan’s personal testimony.  Monaghan is the vice president for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Ireland. He offered some sobering stats on the number of people served by the SVDP, increasing poverty and isolation (especially for young people) in Ireland and the resources needed to ...read more