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For the first time in 500 years, Lutherans in Sweden are welcoming Catholics to celebrate Masses in Lund Cathedral. This historic cathedral was formerly the site of bitter religious feuding during the Reformation but has now become a site of interfaith friendship since Pope Francis held a service there in 2016. ...read more
Read S+L'S Top 10 Favorite Quotes from Pope Francis' New document Gaudete et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World. ...read more
Third Sunday of Easter, Year B – April 15th, 2018 I often consider Chapter 24 of Luke’s Gospel to be a Resurrection Symphony in four brilliant movements. The first movement is the story of the women at the tomb, which ends with Peter’s visit to the tomb to check it (verses 1-12). The second movement ...read more
Today, Pope Francis released a new papal document - Gaudete et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World. The Latin title, Rejoice and Be Glad, comes from Matthew 5:12, part of the Sermon on the Mount - Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven. The Sermon on the Mount figures heavily into the document, providing a sort of 'roadmap' to holiness. Here are a few points to keep in mind as you read through the document: ...read more
The Vatican released the much anticipated Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis: “Gaudete et Exsultate” Much of the document was written in the second person, speaking directly to the individual reading it. ...read more
Read full text of Pope Francis' Newest Apostolic Exhortation: Gaudete et exsultate: On the call to holiness in today’s world. ...read more
Read full text of Pope Francis' Homily for Second Sunday of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday. April 8, 2018. ...read more
We have begun the Easter Season and what a better time to explore the meaning of the source and summit of our Christian life: The Eucharist. We’ve just come out of a time of repentance and conversion and have gone through Holy Week and the Easter Triduum and that’s a good lead into speaking about ...read more
What ever happened to dating? This week Megan Harrington tells us about all about her new documentary, The Dating Project. Emilie gives us the weekly news; Billy Chan has another question for Dummies and the Luke Spehar has a new album, The Pilgrim. Email us your comments, find Deacon Pedro on Twitter, or send us a ...read more
From the Message of Pope Francis on the occasion of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, on the theme “We show mercy to our common home.” –September 1, 2016. A new work of Mercy. ...read more