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The Pope’s apostolic trip to Myanmar is just under four weeks away and already church leaders in that country are expressing some anxiety about what the Pope may or may not say in particular they are hoping that he doesn’t say the R-word. ...read more
Reflection for All Saints Day: As we begin the month of November, a time traditionally set aside by Catholics to remember both the Saints and those who have died. “All Saints Day” (Nov. 1) and “All Souls Day” (Nov. 2) set the tone for the month. The pain of death and loss touches all people ...read more
A Reflection for All Saints Day Is there room for God in our world today?  Is there room for God in Canada today?  Is there room for more extreme revolutionaries of holiness in our culture today?  The answer is a resounding “yes.”  Why should Christians and Catholics in this country be reticent about declaring themselves ...read more
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – November 5th, 2017 Today’s Gospel text from Matthew 23:1-12 comes from a very polemical chapter of the first Gospel. We learn once again of the bitter conflict between Pharisaic Judaism and Matthew’s ecclesial community. Our episode contains a clear denunciation by Jesus of the scribes and Pharisees, ...read more
Now here in Canada, members of the Canadian Pediatric Society are “increasingly” being asked by parents, about the option of physician assisted suicide for children and in a recent survey among its members, is finding a growing support for expanding the assisted-suicide law to include children. ...read more
This week we are looking at what I’m going to call the Joy of Love or Love Joy. For the last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at love. Last week in particular we saw at a few love myths. Today we go back to where it all began because this Sunday’s Gospel reading is ...read more
Test your knowledge: Of these, how many were Franciscans? Junipero Serra, Peter of Alcántara, Bonaventure, Anthony of Padua, Maximillian Kolbe, St. Padre Pio, Marianne Cope, Elizabeth of Hungary, Angela Merici, St. Brigid of Sweden, Elizabeth of Portugal, Thomas More and Pope John XXIII? This week, on the SLHour, author Robert Ellsberg lists about 100 Franciscan saints and tells us what we can learn from them. ...read more
It’s not everyday that the six person crew of the International Space Station gets a video call from earth, and certainly not from the Pope. But that’s exactly what happened earlier today when the Pope himself, made a historic call to the crew, that's orbiting earth about 400 kms directly above us. ...read more
A new Quebec law on state neutrality on religion is under fire as many deem it "discriminatory" against some Muslim women. Bill 62, officially adopted Oct. 18, requires that from now on, public services will not be given and received to any person whose face is covered. ...read more
Watch Live! The Vatican announced that Pope Francis would make a call to the International Space Station on Thursday October 26, 2017. Salt + Light will be streaming this historic moment below, hosted by Sebastian Gomes at 9:00 am EST. Join us as Pope Francis goes to infinity and beyond! ...read more