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Reflection for the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica – November 9, 2017 Today we celebrate the feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. It is known as “Mother and head of all churches on earth” because it was the original residence of the Pope. There is a formidable and ...read more
"It makes me so sad when I celebrate Mass in the square, or in the basilica and I see so many cellphones in the air. And not just by the lay faithful, some priests and bishops, too," the Pope said today. ...read more
A new book hits the stores today shedding light on the widely speculated death of Pope John Paul I - a book that will put an end to the many conspiracy theories claiming that he was murdered in 1978.   The book, “Pope Luciani: Chronicle of a Death” is written by Italian journalist Stefania Falasca, who also serves as vice-postulator of the late Pope’s sainthood cause. It reveals that hours before his death, John Paul I complained of chest pains. Paying no attention to it, and ordering that his doctor not be called, he died of a heart attack hours later. Now according to Vatican insiders, it’s expected that the Vatican will shortly announce that Pope Francis will move forward the sainthood process for the man who was pope for 33 days, the 10th shortest papacy of all time. ...read more
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – November 12th, 2017 The three parables of Jesus’ final discourse in Matthew’s Gospel are a fitting way to move toward the end of the liturgical year. The three stories relate three different kinds of accountability required of Christians as they prepare for their glorious encounter with Christ. ...read more
It’s now Canada’s 150th birthday and we Canadians are celebrating 150 years of Canadian Confederation. You can’t talk about the Catholic Church’s contribution to Canada over the past 150 years without looking at these 5 interesting facts that have made Canada uniquely Catholic. ...read more
 "We stand in unity with you in this time of terrible tragedy, as you stand on holy ground, ground marred today by horrific violence," said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "We ask the Lord for healing of those injured, His loving care of those who have died and the consolation of their families. We must come to the firm determination that there is a fundamental problem in our society. ...read more
Two weeks ago we looked at what love is not, based on the wonderful classic by M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled. His book is not a Catholic book; it’s a psychology book (found in the “self-help” section of your bookstore), but Scott Peck was a practicing Christian and the book is very much a ...read more
We’ve all heard stories of conversion, but from Islam to Christ? That’s not everyone’s story. This week on the SLHour, Derya Little shares her journey. Emilie brings us the news; Billy Chan has questions about ghosts on Church for Dummies, Mark Matthews tells us about how to influence content in Hollywood and we speak with Steve ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For November 2017, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Christians in Asia – That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions. Daily Offering ...read more
A court in France has ordered a cross to be removed from a statue of Saint Pope John Paul II. stating that its “presence in a public location, is illegal. ...read more