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On Saturday, November 28, 2015, Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in Namugongo, the site of the Uganda Martyrs’ Shrine. Below, you will find the full text of the Holy Father’s prepared homily: Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Mass at the Uganda Martyrs’ Shrine, Namugongo Saturday November 28, 2015 “You shall receive power when the ...read more
Photo: CNS In his message for the World Day of Peace on January 1, 1972, Blessed Paul VI wrote: “Convinced as we all are of this irrepressible cry, why do we waste time in giving peace any other foundation than Justice? …Is it just, for example, that there should be entire populations which are not ...read more
On Saturday, May 23, 2015, Salt + Light aired the Beatification Mass for Archbishop Oscar Romero live from El Salvador at 12:00pm ET. The Mass was presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato at Plaza de El Salvador del Mundo in San Salvador, El Salvador. Our broadcast, hosted by Alicia Ambrosio and Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann, was done in both Spanish and English ...read more
It’s always difficult to say something about a subject that has not affected you in a particularly personal way. Nevertheless, death is a subject that is before us these days as a community of faith and as a society as a whole, and therefore warrants some reflection. I’d like to comment on two recent events ...read more
On this week’s Vatican Connections, we look at the long-awaited beatification decree for Archbishop Oscar Romero. We talk to Father Frank Desiderio, a Paulist priest who worked with the producer of the 1989 film about the martyr, and we look at the reaction of Salvadoreans who have long referred to their slain archbishop as “el ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis calls on bishops and religious communities to co-operate with the Commission for Abuse Against Minors, send message to National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Salvadorians rejoice at news of Archbishop Romero’s pending beatification and a look ahead to Sunday’s Lectio Divina. ...read more