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The Declaration of Rome was the final document produced by participants at the ‘Child Dignity in the Digital World’, world congress that ended last week. This “first-of-its-kind” document is a comprehensive list of recommendations and action items what will be the starting point for a unified, global attack against online child sex abuse and exploitation: implemented by governments, industry, church and law-enforcement agencies alike. ...read more
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – October 15th, 2017 Matthew’s parable of the wedding feast and the declined invitations (22:1-14) is the last of three successive parables of judgment (beginning in 21:28) against Israel, especially her leadership. There are obvious connections among the three parables. Each has an “authority figure” (father, landowner, and ...read more
“When faith… encounters art, it creates a profound harmony because each can and wishes to speak of God, making the Invisible visible” (Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience, 18 November 2009) Have you ever looked at a work of art (a painting let’s say of a landscape) and, remembering the wonder of creation, be stirred into ...read more
The last two weeks we’ve been looking at love (part 1 and part 2). Jesus said that the two greatest commandments are to love God and to love neighbour (Matthew 22:36-40). He also said we have to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). Last week we looked at seven qualities of love. Today let’s begin by ...read more
How can you still be Catholic? This week on an all-new SLHour, author Christopher Sparks suggests 50 answers to a very good question. Emilie gives us the weekly news, Billy Chan questions praying to statues on Church for Dummies; Mark Matthews tells us about the impending roboapocalypse and we speak with John Robinson of the Boys ...read more
Microsoft has been in the fight against online Child abuse for decades. Jacqueline Beauchere, the Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft shares some of policies and technologies they’ve developed, in response to this rapidly growing crisis while Antigone Davis, the Head of Global Safety Policy from Facebook, gives a stirring address, about some of the ethical and moral questions that underline their work. ...read more
Peter MacKay, Canada’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs under the Harper government is in Rome attending the conference and talks to us about why he's there, what he brings & what he hopes to take away from the conference. ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For October 2017, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Workers and the Unemployed – That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good. Daily Offering ...read more
In today’s extended edition of Perspectives, we’ll continue our highlight coverage of the “Child Dignity in the Digital World” congress, with some exclusive interviews with some leaders in the fight against child sex abuse. ...read more