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Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Our meeting today is a welcome tradition that allows me, in the enduring joy of the Christmas season, to offer you my personal best wishes for the New Year just begun, and to express my closeness and affection to the peoples you represent. I thank the Dean of the Diplomatic ...read more
I’m confused this year. Why is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord celebrated tomorrow, Monday, January 8, instead of next Sunday? This was the tradition: It was always celebrated on January 13, on the octave of the Feast of the Epiphany (which is normally January 6 – but not always, in some places, ...read more
Last week we ended the year by featuring artists who released new albums in 2017. This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, as we continue on our Christmas season break, let’s revisit some new albums released by Catholic artists in 2016 and featured on our program – tune in for some of the ...read more
Pope Francis’ Homily on the Solemnity of the Epiphany at the Vatican – January 6, 2018 Three actions of the Magi guide our journey towards the Lord, who today is revealed as light and salvation for all peoples. The Magi see the star, they set out and they bring gifts. Seeing the star. This is ...read more
The Infancy Narratives in the gospels of Mathew and Luke are filled with rich symbolism. The Evangelists were Christians of the first century whose lives were dramatically changed after the death and resurrection of Jesus. It was their deep faith in Jesus and their concrete experience of the Christian community that informed the theology that ...read more
It’s that time of year! We look back at the biggest news stories and events of 2017 from a Catholic perspective. Noel Ocol (Host of Perspectives Daily) and Sebastian Gomes (Host of Subject Matters) team up to rank the top 10 Catholic stories of the year, from the Pope’s call to the International Space Station, ...read more
The Infancy Narratives in the gospels of Mathew and Luke are filled with rich symbolism. The Evangelists were Christians of the first century whose lives were dramatically changed after the death and resurrection of Jesus. It was their deep faith in Jesus and their concrete experience of the Christian community that informed the theology that ...read more
Archbishop Tomash Peta and Bishop Athanasius Schneider recently published a statement called the “Immutable truths about sacramental marriage” where they say that no bishop or group of bishops have the authority to authorize communion for Catholics who are divorced. ...read more
The Salt + Light team had the privilege of being on the ground of Israel for a Lenten pilgrimage in 2016, where they filmed a series of reflections. In this reflection, featuring Sebastian Gomes, he visits the Shepherd’s Fields, where the first public proclamation of the birth of Jesus took place. This reflection reminds us ...read more
"A presumptuous heart", the Pope said," is full of its own self-importance and is not capable of receiving God’s pardon. Confessing one's sins to God helps people understand that sin not only separates us from God but also, from our brothers and sisters" ...read more