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Listen again to this program from 2017 featuring albums from Catholic artists released during that year and highlighted on our show. ...read more
Over the recent weeks of the holiday season, Pope Francis has been busy offering words of blessing and love to many as the Vatican celebrated the great feast of Christmas and entered the new year. In addition to beautiful liturgies and festive ceremonies, the Pope’s celebration was highlighted by his annual Urbi et Orbi message ...read more
Pope Francis at Angelus on January 1, 2019 ...read more
Pope Francis’ Homily for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God and the 52nd World Day of Peace ...read more
On this feast of the Epiphany, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, reflects on the meaning for us today of the famous visit of the Magi two thousand years ago. ...read more
Before we let go of the year, let’s revisit some new albums released by Catholic artists in 2018 and featured on the SLHour. Tune in for some of the best new contemporary Catholic songs of 2018, featuring Luke Spehar, Sarah Hart, Joe Melendrez, The Thirsting, Dan Schutte, Corrie-Marie, Amanda Vernon, Rita West, and Matt Maher. Email ...read more
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. This year the Gospel for today is the finding of the child Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:41-52). In other years, it is the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-23) or the presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22-40). Is your family ...read more
The Christmas story is a profound one. To the attentive reader there are countless insights about the nature of God and our own human nature that jump off the pages of Luke and Matthew’s infancy narratives. Perhaps the clearest insight is the fragility and powerlessness of the baby Jesus. It is one of the greatest ...read more
As we ring in the New Year, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, reflects on Mary as a model for all Christians and on the World Day of Prayer for Peace. ...read more
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but Advent is done. We celebrated Christmas two days ago, and that means there’s no way to have another “Thursday Thoughts for Advent.” As we continue to celebrate Christmas, however, I thought it might be nice to gather for one final Thursday this year and reflect together. You’ll notice ...read more