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Today on Perspectives, the Pope’s weekly Angelus address, there’s a new resident at Casa Santa Marta, the Pope issues a Motu Proprio, Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits a Toronto parish and we talk to Salt + Light’s Jeroen van der Biezen in Israel. ...read more
This is one of the 20,000 boxes that were handed out at St. Peter’s square on Sunday during the Angelus. Pope Francis held up a box just like this one and told the crowd he wasn’t a pharmacist, but he could confidently say the contents of this little box are good for spiritual health. The ...read more
Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, has lead the Canadian Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario, since 2010. He has had a distinguished career as an Oblate Missionary, pastor, counselor, and administrator at local, regional, and national levels. His leadership gifts and qualities were recognized early on by his religious congregation, and he has offered those generously to the ...read more
I quote our guide as we stand on the Mount of Beatitudes admiring the sunset on the Sea of Galilee: “the Sea of Galilee receives and gives, but the Dead See receives and never gives. The Sea of Galilee receives water from the river Jordan, and gives water to the Dead See in the South, ...read more
The following is the full text of a talk given by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput (OFM) of Philadelphia, at a conference in Mexico City titled “Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star of the New Evangelization on the American Continent.”   Sixteen years ago today, November 16, I began my work as a delegate to the Special ...read more
A major meeting led by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus is discussing the role and mission of the Catholic Church in North, South and Central America. The conference is taking place at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City from Nov. 16 to 19. ...read more
Below is the full text of a talk given by Fr. Rosica to the National Association of Shrine and Pilgrimage Apostolate (NAPSA) in Buffalo, New York.  Let me begin by expressing my sincere gratitude to Msgr. Vito Buonanno for the invitation to address this convention of the National Shrine and Pilgrimage Apostolate. I have visited ...read more
In case you missed it this week, or haven’t had a chance to read the full text, here is Pope Francis’ Catechesis at this week’s General Audience, with English voice over. Once again Pope Francis asks if you know the date of your Baptism. Be prepared! The Holy Father also gives out homework as part ...read more
What an experience visiting Israel! We spent the whole day in Jerusalem visiting many very meaningful places, but in this post I want to focus on something small that struck me in a particular way. The driver dropped us off close to the Western wall and after a quick security check we entered the square ...read more