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Grade 7 students from three inner-city schools in Hamilton, Ontario, gathered at “St Lawrence the Martyr” parish for Mass and then afterward, helped distribute new winter coats to children in need, coats which were purchased by the Knights of Columbus, to "spread the warmth". ...read more
For the last three weeks we’ve looked at three words for Advent: Light, Voice and Joy. Last week we looked at Elizabeth and how she was filled with joy when Mary came to see visit her. She heard Mary’s greeting and was filled with the Holy Spirit and the child in her womb leaped for ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we speak with Fr. Michael Prieur about Confession and we meet with singer/songwriter Danielle Noonan. Author Jared Brock makes the connection between beards and holiness and Matt Maher has a new album. Email us your comments, find Deacon Pedro on Twitter, or send us a direct ...read more
Vatican spokesman Greg Burke responded to false reports yesterday, that the mobile app is now a new way to reach the Pope. He clarified on his Twitter account that: “Reports of the Holy Father using WhatsApp are false. He does not send messages or blessings through this medium."   ...read more
At his weekly General Audience today, Pope Francis told the faithful that missing out on Mass on Sundays means missing an encounter with the Lord. Speaking to those present in the Paul VI Hall for his weekly General Audience, the Pope reflected on the question: “Why go to Mass on Sunday?” Here’s a summary report ...read more
Today, we celebrate the Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It is an important day of celebration for Catholics because it commemorates one of the most famous apparitions in the world - when Mary appeared to Mexican peasant Juan Diego in 1531. I have for you now, the story and a brief history of that encounter from our friends at the USCCB. ...read more
Third Sunday of Advent, Year B – December 17th, 2017 Advent is the season of the prophets and the Scripture readings of these weeks before Christmas help us to focus our vision and deepen our longing for the Messiah. In this year’s Gospel for the Third Sunday of Advent, the figure of John the Baptist ...read more
After days of intense violence and backlash over Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Vatican appeals for wisdom & prudence to prevail. In a statement issued by the Vatican Press Office yesterday, the Holy See "reiterates its own conviction that only a negotiated solution between Israel and Palestine can bring a stable and lasting peace and guarantee the peaceful coexistence of two states within internationally recognized borders. Last week’s announcement to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, sparked anti-U.S. protests throughout Asia and the Middle East, including four days of violent protest in the Palestinian territories. ...read more
Jerusalem is a unique and welcoming state, that cannot be defined by political authority or territorial dispute. On December 8, 2017, the Latin Patriarchate expressed several elements that, if followed, will open the possibility of a peace in the future. To read the full article click here. ...read more
Last week we looked at John the Baptist and how he was the voice that announces and prepares the way. I love the Baptist. He is by far one of my favourite characters in Scripture. It’s a good exercise to go through the Gospels and read everything about him. I bet you’ll find some things ...read more