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We’re all called to holiness? This week, Salt and Light’s Allyson Kenny explains the Pope’s new exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate; Emilie has the news; Billy has a question about relics on Church for Dummies, Mark Matthews gives us tips on making a first feature film in what’s good in Hollywood and we speak with Sarah ...read more
Read the Full Text of the Funeral Homily used for Gaetano Gagliano's funeral, to commemorate his memorial day. (1917 – 2016) ...read more
Read Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B's Reflection on Salt+Light's Founder Gaetano Gagliano to commemorate the date of his death and memorial, April 14th. ...read more
"I confess", the Pope wrote, "it has caused me great pain and shame and I ask forgiveness of all those I have offended, and I hope to do so personally in the coming weeks". ...read more
French President, Emmanuel Macron, has caused an uproar among his critics and the secularists poplus of his country, after making public remarks that he wants to repair the relationship between the Catholic church and the state of France. ...read more
For the first time in 500 years, Lutherans in Sweden are welcoming Catholics to celebrate Masses in Lund Cathedral. This historic cathedral was formerly the site of bitter religious feuding during the Reformation but has now become a site of interfaith friendship since Pope Francis held a service there in 2016. ...read more
Read S+L'S Top 10 Favorite Quotes from Pope Francis' New document Gaudete et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World. ...read more
Third Sunday of Easter, Year B – April 15th, 2018 I often consider Chapter 24 of Luke’s Gospel to be a Resurrection Symphony in four brilliant movements. The first movement is the story of the women at the tomb, which ends with Peter’s visit to the tomb to check it (verses 1-12). The second movement ...read more
Today, Pope Francis released a new papal document - Gaudete et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World. The Latin title, Rejoice and Be Glad, comes from Matthew 5:12, part of the Sermon on the Mount - Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven. The Sermon on the Mount figures heavily into the document, providing a sort of 'roadmap' to holiness. Here are a few points to keep in mind as you read through the document: ...read more
The Vatican released the much anticipated Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis: “Gaudete et Exsultate” Much of the document was written in the second person, speaking directly to the individual reading it. ...read more