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Blessed Paul VI will be canonized later this year. Pope Francis made the announcement to the pastors of the Diocese of Rome during a question-and-answer session, that he had with the priests on February 15th. ...read more
It’s that time of year again! The S+L team ranks the top 10 stories of interest to the Catholic Church in 2017. From the Pope’s trip to Myanmar amidst the Rhohingya refugee crisis, to the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we look back at the events and underlying issues that drew the attention of ...read more
For many people, and perhaps even for us, Christmas seems to end on December 26th. With the shopping frenzy of Boxing week, the plans for the New Year’s Eve party and the new Valentine’s Day themed decorations in the malls, the true Christmas season and its meaning quickly dissipates into memory. For many, all that ...read more
We go to Belgium first where a group of health centers run by a Catholic religious order has announced that it will permit doctors to undertake medical suicide of “non-terminal” mentally ill patients in its facilities. The Brothers of Charity Group stated that it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia in any of its 15 ...read more
  In March 2016, the Salt + Light team went to the Holy Land on pilgrimage to bring you reflections from the biblical places where Jesus lived. You can watch the entire videos from the Holy Land Trip here. The following text below is from my reflection about the empty tomb of Christ, that was ...read more
Twenty months after suffering serious damage from an arson attack, the famous Church of the Loaves and Fishes in Israel, was finally reopened. This iconic church, also known as, the Church of the Multiplication is located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is traditionally believed to be the site where Jesus performed ...read more