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What is most troubling about this recent publicity stunt of Jesus’ burial place and the alleged DNA findings of Jesus and his family is that the media has spilled so much ink and wasted so much space on utter nonsense. One would think that we learned some powerful lessons from the media hype surrounding the ...read more
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Tomb Zoom
Matthew Harrison
February 27, 2007
By now most of you have probably heard about the ‘discovery’ of the so-called “Jesus Tomb.” You’ve probably also noticed that the announcement accompanied the release of a book, a website, and an upcoming TV program. Interesting how that works. Unfortunately it would seem that those involved in this fiasco are more interested in grabbing ...read more
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Motives?
Matthew Harrison
February 26, 2007
Timely words contained in the psalm at today’s Mass: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” (Ps 19) I usually have to struggle with my pride when it comes to fasting or other sacrifices. So often I want to ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Pope Benedict’s new book is a personal presentation of the figure of Christ, allowing readers to wrestle with his views In a bold, momentous work set to debut — in Italian — at the beginning of March, Pope Benedict seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent “popular” depictions and ...read more
After weeks of being inspired by my colleagues and their thoughtful entries on the Salt + Light blog, I am finally joining them with my own musings. Well, perhaps these aren’t so much “musings” as they are words written together to form coherent sentences. At any rate, this opportunity to write and share our ideas, ...read more
Back in 1996 The Dallas Cowboys became the first team to win 3 Super Bowls in a span of 4 seasons, Mother Teresa received honorary U.S. citizenship, Democrat incumbent Bill Clinton defeated Bob Dole to win his second term, Fr. Thomas Rosica was working as Executive Director of the Newman Centre and with the Faculty ...read more
Reading John’s blogspot on Psalm 23, I couldn’t help but be drawn to today’s feast – the Chair of St. Peter. The Lord, the Good Shepherd, built his church on Peter the rock, and has created a succession of shepherds to watch over us, his flock. Speaking to his apostles, Christ said: “’But who do ...read more
Most people talk of giving up something for Lent, but why not try picking up something? More specifically why not pick up the rosary, and get into the practice of praying it daily? Salt + Light can help you with this! Salt + Light is proud to present the debut of our new prayer series ...read more
One cannot omit this great feast in the Church today. Mardi Gras is the last day before the start of Lent. It’s your last chance for feasting before the 40-days leading up to the the great celebration of the Resurrection. For the boys at St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto, the Mardi Gras festivities attracted ...read more
For those of you that tuned into Zoom on Tuesday, you’ll notice I directed people to the blog for information on fasting and abstinence. Church law requires all Catholics (see exceptions below) to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, as well as abstaining from meat on Fridays in Lent (if ...read more