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"Sometimes, the congregation has reason to be bored by a homily, that is too long or irrelevant. The way to prepare a good homily", the Pope advised, "is with prayer, study of the Word of God, and a clear brief message which must not go over 10 minutes”. ...read more
2018 Migrants and Refugees Message The Church has celebrated the World Day of Migrants and Refugees each year since 1914. This is an occasion for the Church and people of faith to reflect upon the role migration has played in our tradition, express concern for migrants, refugees, and people on the move, and build awareness ...read more
The Pope released his 2018 Lenten message today, inspired by the words that Jesus spoke near the end of His life on the Mount of Olives regarding the end of time: “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many, will grow cold.” ...read more
2018 Lenten Message of His Holiness Pope Francis “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in his providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a ...read more
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – February 11th, 2018 The first reading for this Sunday outlines the harsh laws for people with skin diseases usually labeled correctly or incorrectly as a form of leprosy (Leviticus 13:1-2; 44-46). Throughout history, few diseases have been as dreaded as the horrible affliction known as leprosy. It ...read more
Mass of Thanksgiving for Pilgrimage of the Relic of St. Francis Xavier to Canada Church of the Gesù, Rome Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year “B”) – February 4, 2018 Last night – Feb 4th – Archbishop Terrence Prendergast presided over a Mass of thanksgiving at the Church of the Gesù in Rome for the intentions ...read more
After a 5 week 14-city tour across the Canada the famous relic of St. Francis Xavier, that drew more than 80,000 thousand people, is safely back at the Church of the Gesù in Rome. ...read more
Last time we concluded that Baptism welcomes us into the family of God and after Baptism we belong to God. Now let’s look at the baptism ritual. All Sacrament ritual includes three moments: anamnesis (remembering), epiclesis (coming of the Holy Spirit), doxology (praise). In Baptism we remember the healing waters, we remember Christ’s death and ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we learn all about Franciscan Saints and author Derya Little shares her conversion story from Islam to Christ. Also singer/songwriters Mikey Needleman and Steve Angrisano both have new albums. These interviews first aired in the Fall of 2017. Email us your comments, find Deacon Pedro on Twitter, ...read more
We bring to you today a special extended edition of Perspectives Daily where we look back at the Popes 22nd Apostolic visit to the countries of Chile and Peru. We’ll look at some of the major events, the key messages from the Pope, and some of the challenges that he faced on a voyage that ...read more