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Pope Francis presided over a Mass in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, concelebrated with Cardinals present in Rome, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination. Below is the working translation of the homily: In the first Reading, we heard how the dialogue continues between God and Abraham, that dialogue ...read more
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – July 2nd, 2017 In light of today’s colourful story in the first reading from the Second Book of Kings, I offer some reflections on the virtue of hospitality.  What lessons of hospitality can we learn from the Shunamite woman and her husband?  Many stories from the Books of Kings ...read more
In Rome yesterday, the Pope addressed the crowds in St.Peter’s square for the recital of the weekly Angelus prayer, after which he expressed his closeness and grief for the victims of a landslide that engulfed a village in south-western China. “I am close to the population of the Chinese village of Xinmo that was struck ...read more
Bishops of Panama were in Rome for their ad limina visit. As they prepare to host the next World Youth Day, in January 2019, part of their meeting with Pope Francis focused on that topic. They also discussed the challenges they face today, not only as a Church but also as a country. Vatican Magazine ...read more
The Salt + Light staff come from 14 different countries. For Canada Day, we asked some of them to write on what is special about Canada? This series will run from June 26 – July 7. How blessed are we to live in this beautiful country- a country that teaches us to respect people of all ...read more
Interested in Women Deacons? Read what Sebastian Gomes recently wrote on this topic. And the two interviews with Phyllis Zagano: Subject Matters and Witness with Fr. Rosica Either the Church ordains women to everything, or we don’t ordain deacons. There are two questions we have to answer: ‘What is Ordination?’ And ‘What is the Diaconate?’ ...read more