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The Pope has dispatched, an expert in handling abuse allegation, to Chilie to investigate the matter of Bishop Barro after the Pope received some recent information with regards to the case. ...read more
Reflection for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord – February 2, 2018 In 1997, St. John Paul II established the special Day of Consecrated Life to coincide with the Feast of the Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple of Jerusalem (February 2). The Pope gave three reasons for his selection of ...read more
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, has announced details of a referendum on whether or not to lift a constitutional ban on abortion in that country.  Currently under the countries 1983 eighth amendment, abortion is only legal in rare cases when a woman's life is in danger. Now in this upcoming  referendum voters will be asked whether they want to keep this amendment or repeal it. If its repealed the responsibility for legislating new rules around abortion will be handed to parliament.   ...read more
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – February 4th, 2018 The centerpiece of the stone ruins of the village of Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee’s northwest shore is the black octagonal Church of the Panis Vitae (Bread of Life), built directly above what is believed to be Simon Peter’s house, the setting for ...read more
Quebec will mark the one-year anniversary of the mosque shooting with a vigil tonight that will be held in Quebec City to commemorate the racial violence that resulted in the deaths of six men. It was on Jan. 29th exactly a year ago today, that a shooter entered the Islamic cultural centre of Quebec City and open fire killing six, and injuring 19 others. Cardinal Gérald Lacroix, the Archbishop of Quebec talks about the tragedy and how it had affected the Catholic-Muslim relationships in that province. ...read more
Last time we spoke about original sin and salvation. Now let’s look at why we baptise babies. Jesus has promised to be with us in the Sacraments, and in Baptism we are saying that we want to be members of the Church, the Body of Christ. But little babies can’t do that, so our parents ...read more
This week, on an encore edition of the SLHour, we speak with Cardinal Kevin Farrell, President of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and we learn about the last album from the Boys of St. Paul? ...read more
There is a storm brewing here in Canada, a political storm of sorts, that involves a grave violation of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The main offender in this case, is none other the Canadian Federal Government. ...read more
To commemorate the 52nd World Day of Social Communications, the Pope made his own adaptation of the "Prayer of St. Francis". The Pope reaffirms the urgent need for widespread reflection on the fake-news phenomenon and how we all have the responsibility to ensure that we don’t spread prejudices or increase fear through our use of social media. ...read more
'The truth will set you free. Fake news and journalism for peace." The Pope has asked that media professions promote "a journalism of peace," which does not mean ignoring problems, but rather, "a journalism that is truthful and opposed to falsehoods, rhetorical slogans, and sensational headlines."  ...read more