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Yesterday, the Pope was presented with a one-of-a-kind white and gold Lamborghini Huracan just before making his way to his weekly General Audience. He graciously signed and blessed the automobile, which will be auctioned off by Sotheby's. The proceeds will be given to the Pope, who has chosen to fund three humanitarian projects close to his heart. ...read more
We begin in Rome today where the Pope resumed his catechesis on the Holy Mass during his weekly General Audience at St. Peter’s Square. “The Mass”, the Pope said, “is the prayer par excellence. It’s the highest, the most sublime, and at the same time, the most ‘concrete’ encounter with the Lord.” Here now is the summary from CNS. ...read more
Two simple, holy doorkeepers This Saturday, along with Fr. Richard Fragomeni, I will have the privilege of being commentator for the Beatification Mass of Capuchin Friar Solanus Casey in Detroit’s Ford Field. Over 70,000 people are expected to attend this historic celebration for one of the most beloved priests in America. I first learned about ...read more
Grade 7 students from three inner-city schools in Hamilton, Ontario, gathered at “St Lawrence the Martyr” parish for Mass and then afterward, helped distribute new winter coats to children in need, coats which were purchased by the Knights of Columbus, to "spread the warmth". ...read more
Solanus Casey was known as Detroit’s miracle worker, but in fact he was a humble Capuchin Friar who spent his life in the service of people. On November 18, he will be the second American-born male to be beatified. Join us for the Beatification Mass of Fr. Solanus Casey, OFM, Cap, LIVE from the Ford Field in Detroit, with commentary by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB. ...read more
Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A – November 19th, 2017 Today’s Gospel story presents us with the last of the three parables that form Jesus’ final discourse in Matthew’s Gospel. Each of the three parables relates a different kind of accountability required of Christians as they prepare for their glorious encounter with Christ. The ...read more
The Pope told the faithful, that in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, we must be ready to meet with the Lord and, that it is not sufficient to lead a life of faith. A Christian must also be fueled by charity. Recalling the parable of the ten virgins the Pope said, One must not wait for “the last moment of our lives to co-operate with God’s grace. You must do it now. ...read more
Love is such a mystery that it can’t be understood in its fullness but it can be understood because we all experience it. Today we address some love questions that you have. After Last week I received two questions that I would like to address. The first came from Nina Giacona, who writes to us ...read more
This week on the SLHour we have a featured chat with the first Chinese Bishop in the United States, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of San Francisco, Ignatius Wang; Gillian Kantor learns something from her kids about making the effort; Billy Chan questions the afterlife in Church for Dummies and we meet singer/songwriter Cooper Ray. Email us your ...read more
Are religious vocations on the rise or on the decline? It’s a very good question that leads some to wonder about the future of the Church. To help shed light on that question, we’re very lucky to have the executive members of the National Religious Vocations Conference join us today and talk to us about some of the interesting trends they are seeing in Vocation ministry. ...read more