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Solanus Casey was known as Detroit’s miracle worker, but in fact he was a humble Capuchin Friar who spent his life in the service of people. On November 18, he will be the second American-born male to be beatified. Join us for the Beatification Mass of Fr. Solanus Casey, OFM, Cap, LIVE from the Ford Field in Detroit, with commentary by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB. ...read more
Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A – November 19th, 2017 Today’s Gospel story presents us with the last of the three parables that form Jesus’ final discourse in Matthew’s Gospel. Each of the three parables relates a different kind of accountability required of Christians as they prepare for their glorious encounter with Christ. The ...read more
The Pope told the faithful, that in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, we must be ready to meet with the Lord and, that it is not sufficient to lead a life of faith. A Christian must also be fueled by charity. Recalling the parable of the ten virgins the Pope said, One must not wait for “the last moment of our lives to co-operate with God’s grace. You must do it now. ...read more
Love is such a mystery that it can’t be understood in its fullness but it can be understood because we all experience it. Today we address some love questions that you have. After Last week I received two questions that I would like to address. The first came from Nina Giacona, who writes to us ...read more
This week on the SLHour we have a featured chat with the first Chinese Bishop in the United States, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of San Francisco, Ignatius Wang; Gillian Kantor learns something from her kids about making the effort; Billy Chan questions the afterlife in Church for Dummies and we meet singer/songwriter Cooper Ray. Email us your ...read more
Are religious vocations on the rise or on the decline? It’s a very good question that leads some to wonder about the future of the Church. To help shed light on that question, we’re very lucky to have the executive members of the National Religious Vocations Conference join us today and talk to us about some of the interesting trends they are seeing in Vocation ministry. ...read more
Reflection for the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica – November 9, 2017 Today we celebrate the feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. It is known as “Mother and head of all churches on earth” because it was the original residence of the Pope. There is a formidable and ...read more
"It makes me so sad when I celebrate Mass in the square, or in the basilica and I see so many cellphones in the air. And not just by the lay faithful, some priests and bishops, too," the Pope said today. ...read more
A new book hits the stores today shedding light on the widely speculated death of Pope John Paul I - a book that will put an end to the many conspiracy theories claiming that he was murdered in 1978.   The book, “Pope Luciani: Chronicle of a Death” is written by Italian journalist Stefania Falasca, who also serves as vice-postulator of the late Pope’s sainthood cause. It reveals that hours before his death, John Paul I complained of chest pains. Paying no attention to it, and ordering that his doctor not be called, he died of a heart attack hours later. Now according to Vatican insiders, it’s expected that the Vatican will shortly announce that Pope Francis will move forward the sainthood process for the man who was pope for 33 days, the 10th shortest papacy of all time. ...read more
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – November 12th, 2017 The three parables of Jesus’ final discourse in Matthew’s Gospel are a fitting way to move toward the end of the liturgical year. The three stories relate three different kinds of accountability required of Christians as they prepare for their glorious encounter with Christ. ...read more