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Today, we celebrate the Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It is an important day of celebration for Catholics because it commemorates one of the most famous apparitions in the world - when Mary appe ...read more
Rejoicing and Waiting with John the Baptist
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Third Sunday of Advent, Year B – December 17th, 2017 Advent is the season of the prophets and the Scripture readings of these weeks before Christmas help us to focus our vision and deepen our lo ...read more
After days of intense violence and backlash over Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Vatican appeals for wisdom & prudence to prevail. In a statement issued by the ...read more
Latin Patriarchate: “Jerusalem is a treasure of all humanity and cannot be reduced to a territorial dispute and political sovereignty”
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Jerusalem is a unique and welcoming state, that cannot be defined by political authority or territorial dispute. On December 8, 2017, the Latin Patriarchate expressed several elements that, if followe ...read more
Deacon-structing Advent: #Joy
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Last week we looked at John the Baptist and how he was the voice that announces and prepares the way. I love the Baptist. He is by far one of my favourite characters in Scripture. It’s a good exerci ...read more
Encore SLHour: Franciscan Saints, from Islam to Christ and others
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This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we learn all about Franciscan Saints and author Derya Little shares her conversion story from Islam to Christ. Also singer/songwriters Mikey Needleman an ...read more
Peace on earth!…but not in the Catholic Church
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(CNS Photo: Pope Francis leads the Angelus from the window of his office overlooking St. Peter’s Square Dec. 8, 2017.) Advent is a time of expectation and preparation for the Prince of Peace. B ...read more
A giant nativity scene and Christmas tree was inaugurated at St Peter’s Square in a public ceremony that drew thousands. The nativity scene featured 2-meter tall statues, in 18th-century Neapolitan ...read more
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Today, we celebrate the Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It is an important day of celebration for Catholics because it commemorates one of the most famous apparitions in the world - when Mary appe ...read more
Rejoicing and Waiting with John the Baptist
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Third Sunday of Advent, Year B – December 17th, 2017 Advent is the season of the prophets and the Scripture readings of these weeks before Christmas help us to focus our vision and deepen our lo ...read more
After days of intense violence and backlash over Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Vatican appeals for wisdom & prudence to prevail. In a statement issued by the ...read more

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Perspective Daily
NEW PERSPECTIVES DAILY
Tune in Monday through Thursday at 7pm ET for our 5-minute daily current affairs edition of Perspectives, covering major Catholic headlines from around the world.
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S+L Magazine
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Salt + Light Magazine – Winter 2017
Salt and Light Magazine is a high-quality seasonal publication that is widely distributed across Canada. Written in both English and French, the publication features guest columns, in-depth features and highlights from Salt + Light programs and initiatives.
How Does a Papal Visit Change a Host Country?
NEWPerspectives on How Does a Papal Visit Change a Host Country?
This Nov 27, Pope Francis is going on his 21st apostolic visit outside of Italy. He will be going to Myanmar and to Bangladesh. It’s the t...
Lectio Divina
NEW Lectio Divina
is not a catechesis or a teaching but it is a prayer, a divine reading, a personal encounter with God in Sacred Scripture. Each episode begins with a glimpse of Cardinal Collins presiding over Vespers at St. Michael's Cathedral in downtown Toronto. Lectio Divina follows immediately afterwards.
With the Smell of the Sheep
With the Smell of the Sheep
The Pope Speaks to Priests, Bishops, and Other Shepherds. This comprehensive collection of texts by Pope Francis is an absolute gem and an indispensable resource for any pastoral minister in the Church...
Away in a Manger
AWAY IN A MANGER
From the Annunciation to the Epiphany, the beloved Christmas story is told through the eyes, words and delightful imagination of children. Away in a Manger was made in partnership with the Office of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd of the Archdiocese of Toronto.
Sisterhood
SISTERHOOD
gives viewers an exclusive look into the daily lives of these remarkable women betrothed to Christ. Vietnam, Philippines, Timor-Leste, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda are just some of the countries where we visit with sisters who toil tirelessly in the vineyard of the Lord. ...
Charity Without Borders
Charity Without Borders
The Church of today, like yesterday, is largely involved in the lives of the most fragile people across every continent. Our journalist and reporter Charles Le Bourgeois flies to the ends of the earth, ‘to the peripheries’ to create a series of reports on the Church’s encounter with those who are suffering.
The Birth of Messiah
THE BIRTH OF MESSIAH
The Nativity story is often depicted as a warm and intimate family experience with Mary and Joseph welcoming their firstborn as kings and shepherds pay their respects. But it was much more than that...
In the Beginning
IN THE BEGINNING
come and join this Advent for In The Beginning, as Deacon Pedro teams up with Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich to see how Judaism can help us prepare for the coming of the Messiah.
Fatima 100
FATIMA 100
May 13, 2017 was the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the apparitions of Our Lady to the three shepherd children of Fatima, Portugal in 1917. The three children were Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto and, their cousin, Lucia dos Santos. S+L brought you Pope Francis’ visit to Fatima for this historic celebration.
Biblical Reflections
NEW Biblical Reflections
Fr. Thomas Rosica is a priest of the Congregation of St. Basil. In February, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Fr. Rosica a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.
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