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Last time we spoke about original sin and salvation. Now let’s look at why we baptise babies. Jesus has promised to be with us in the Sacraments, and in Baptism we are saying that we want to be members of the Church, the Body of Christ. But little babies can’t do that, so our parents ...read more
This week, on an encore edition of the SLHour, we speak with Cardinal Kevin Farrell, President of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and we learn about the last album from the Boys of St. Paul? ...read more
There is a storm brewing here in Canada, a political storm of sorts, that involves a grave violation of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The main offender in this case, is none other the Canadian Federal Government. ...read more
To commemorate the 52nd World Day of Social Communications, the Pope made his own adaptation of the "Prayer of St. Francis". The Pope reaffirms the urgent need for widespread reflection on the fake-news phenomenon and how we all have the responsibility to ensure that we don’t spread prejudices or increase fear through our use of social media. ...read more
'The truth will set you free. Fake news and journalism for peace." The Pope has asked that media professions promote "a journalism of peace," which does not mean ignoring problems, but rather, "a journalism that is truthful and opposed to falsehoods, rhetorical slogans, and sensational headlines."  ...read more
The National Catholic Broadcasting Council presents today’s Mass led by Father Thomas Rosica, CSB, at Toronto’s Loretto Abbey Secondary School. This Mass celebrates the Feast of Francis De Sales; Patron Saint of Communicators and Journalists, celebrated each year on January 24th. ...read more
Message of Pope Francis for the 52nd World Day of Social Communications. This year, the day will be celebrated in many countries on Sunday May 13, Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. “The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace Dear Brothers and Sisters, Communication is part of ...read more
Let’s begin in Rome today where the Pope sent a personal message and greeting for the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In his message to the participants of the internationally acclaimed World forum, Pope Francis noted that the theme of this year’s conference: “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”, ...read more
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – January 28th, 2018 At the beginning of Mark’s story of the Son of God, we read of the calling of the first disciples (1:16-20) and the confrontation with evil (1:21-28). The calling, influenced by the compelling calls of the prophets (e.g., Isaiah 6:1-13; Jeremiah 1:14-19), is a ...read more
On the flight back to Rome, Pope Francis spoke to journalists and apologized to victims of clergy sex abuse, saying that he unknowingly wounded them by the way he defended a Chilean bishop accused of covering up abuse. ...read more