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Pope gave this piece of advise to new bishops who were in Rome for an annual Vatican training sessions for new bishops. Read about it here. ...read more
In the Philippines, Manila's Cardinal, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, has asked for all church bells at the archdiocese to be rung every evening, starting this Thursday, to remember the thousands of people killed in the government's campaign against drug dealers and addicts. The Manila Archdiocese now joins a long list of dioceses across the country, that started commemorating the deaths by tolling church bells nightly. ...read more
Immediately following the Papal trip to Colombia, organizers are now finalizing the last minute details for the Pope’s next Apostolic trip, which is just over two months away. This time, the Pope’s travels, will bring the world’s attention to Bangladesh and Myanmar. This report now from Devin Watkins at Vatican Radio. Both of these Asian ...read more
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – September 17th, 2017 Today’s Gospel (Matthew 18:21-35) addresses the necessity of repentance and repeated forgiveness that are required of those who call themselves Christian. The Gospel passage can be divided into two major sections. The first is Peter’s question to Jesus: “Lord, if my brother sins against ...read more
By which Can. 838 of the Code of Canon Law is modified The great principle, established by the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, according to which liturgical prayer be accommodated to the comprehension of the people so that it might be understood, required the weighty task of introducing the vernacular language into the liturgy and of ...read more
On the flight back to Rome, the Pope held his usual, off-the-cuff press conference with members of the press who accompanied him on this trip. He spoke on a wide range of topics, one of which included President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. ...read more
Pope Francis greets victims of violence outside the Vatican nunciature in Bogota, Colombia, Sept. 8. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano) Some of the most moving encounters that the Holy Father had in Colombia went mostly under-reported. Some of these took place each evening at the Apostolic Nunciature in Bogotá, where he was staying. At the gathering with ...read more
Pope Francis concluded his first apostolic  journey to Colombia on Sunday, September 10, 2017 with the celebration of the final Mass. Below, find the full address of his prepared homily: In this city, which has been called “heroic” for its tenacity in defending freedom two hundred years ago, I celebrate the concluding Mass of my ...read more
Pope Francis delivered the Angelus address during his visit to Colombia. Read the full text of his address below: Dear Brothers and Sisters, Shortly before I entered this church where the relics of Saint Peter Claver are kept, I blessed the first stones of two institutions that will minister to the those most in need, ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, author Matt Fradd tells us about the pornography myth and we go on a Camino pilgrimage with cellist Dane Johansen. We also talk women and pornography with Jessica Harris of BeggarsDaughter.com and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Marie Miller, who has a new album, Letterbox. Full program: ...read more