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From the Toronto Sun September 11 marks the seventh anniversary of the dreadful terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. As media attention turns again to those fateful days and to the masterminds of such acts of terror and violence, plunging the world into its current state of war and fear, I offer some ...read more
O God of love, compassion, and healing, look on us, people of many different faiths and traditions, who gather today at this site, the scene of incredible violence and pain. We ask you in your goodness to give eternal light and peace to all who died here— the heroic first-responders: our fire fighters, police officers, ...read more
September 11 marks the seventh anniversary of the dreadful terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. As media attention turns once again to those fateful days and to the masterminds of such acts of terror and violence, plunging the world into its current state of war and fear, I offer some considerations on the ...read more
I remember sitting on the curb-side on Bloor Street in Toronto, once, many years ago, at a Life-Chain. This was in the days when I would say that I was against abortions, but I didn’t feel I could tell a woman what to do with her own body. The point of a Life-Chain is that ...read more
I always think of September as a time of new beginning; the changing of seasons, the beginning of school for many, the return to the regular routine of work, and for those in the world of television — the debut of new programming! It’s no different here at Salt + Light as we have a ...read more
I couldn’t help but smiling as I watched dozens of children shower a statue of the Infant Mary in the Church hall of a Mississauga, Ontario parish this past weekend. I’m sure our Blessed Mother was smiling as well! The event came as part of Monthi Fest — a special celebration hosted by the Mangalorean ...read more
You won’t be seeing David or Michèle on Zoom for the next little while as they’ll be busy honeymooning! That’s right, Salt + Light’s own David Naglieri and Michèle Nuzzo were married this past weekend. Congratulations from all your colleagues at Salt + Light: may this be the beginning of an blessed and joyous life ...read more
If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears, did it really fall? We all know the answer to that one. Let’s take that concept, (okay, maybe stretch it just a wee bit for illustrative purposes) and look at Medjugorie. If an apparition happens, a devotion develops surrounding that apparition, and people are converted ...read more
When asked recently at what point human beings should be given human rights, U.S. Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama said that to answer that question with any specificity was “beyond his pay grade”. What those who did not watch the debate perhaps don’t know is that he followed with an almost 5-minute explanation – quite ...read more
September 5 marks the Feast day of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta who died on this day in 1997. Born in Albania as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, she is known the world over as Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Her life was not a ‘sound bite.’ But rather a metaphor for selfless devotion and holiness. That is why ...read more