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What is our mission as Church? This has been very much in my mind, especially since World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. The theme of that event was from Matthew 28:16-20: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” That ‘s what we refer to as the “great commission” – indeed it is the mission ...read more
  Pope Francis has been invited to visit and speak at the European Parliament. Martin Schultz, president of the EU Parliament made the invitation when he met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday. If he were to accept, Pope Francis would be the second pope to address the European Parliament. Pope John Paul ...read more
It’s true that in order to be declared a saint you have to be dead; you also have to have two confirmed miracles! But is that what sainthood is about? Do you really have to be dead in order to be a saint? Is there anyone you know whom you’d call a saint? Does being ...read more
Today is the feast of Blessed John XXIII, soon to be Saint John XXIII. In a break from tradition, his feast day is not the day of his death (the day he was born into eternal life) but the day that the Second Vatican Council was officially opened. For those who wish to mark this ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: How the Knights of Columbus is reaching out to the Boston Marathon Amputees Cardinal Dolan meets with Pope Francis Pope Francis calls an Extraordinary Synod in 2014 What the Pope will be doing this holiday weekend S+L now broadcasting in the US ...read more
On this feast of Thanksgiving, we thank you for your support of our charitable foundation. It is through your prayers and financial support that we can continue our work of spreading the message of Christ to the world through modern media. The fruits of our ministry are evident and our media projects continue to provide ...read more
Today on Perspectives the Vatican adopts new law on financial transparency, supervision and information.And we take a look at today’s general audience ...read more
  On the 51st anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the feast day of John XXIII, let us recall with affection and gratitude the beloved figure of Angelo Roncalli, the third of 13 children, who was born to a family of sharecroppers on Nov. 25, 1881, at Sotto il Monte in ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis calls for an Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, the Diocese of Hiroshima, Japan celebrates its 90th anniversary, and Development and Peace launch their latest campaign: a Voice for Justice. ...read more
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – October 13, 2013 Today’s readings are about remembering and thanksgiving, healing and salvation. In the Old Testament reading (2 Kings 5:14-17), Naaman the Syrian remembers to thank Elisha for his cure, and one of the 10 lepers cured by Jesus remembered to turn up and thank his ...read more