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Did you have a chance to catch Pope Benedict XVI’s Wednesday arrival in rainy Brazil on Salt + Light Television? Waving flags and “Long Live the Pope” chants from enthusiastic crowds in Sao Paulo greeted the Holy Father as he began his first visit to Latin America as pope. The five day trip will include ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Tomorrow, Pope Benedict XVI begins a six-day pilgrimage to Brazil. This offers the pope a great opportunity to convince the people of the southern hemisphere, which includes 43% of the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics, that they, too, are at the centre of his ministry. The visit begins with 14 pastoral events ...read more
Some exciting news for Salt + Light over the weekend. It is custom at their annual conference that the Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada (ARCCC) presents an award of recognition for special contributions to Christian or religious communications. This year, Salt + Light was proud to have been selected as the recipient of ...read more
This past Friday, myself and a few Salt + Light’ers headed over to St. Alphosus Ligouri Parish in Peterborough, Ontario, to film a concert put on by Spirit and Song recording artist Steve Angrisano. It was an enjoyable evening featuring some catchy contemporary Catholic music. Steve was very engaging, and is a very talented musician ...read more
If you’re a hockey fan this is your time of year — the playoffs! You can camp out on your sofa in front of the television (or at your computer checking your online fantasy hockey pool) and watch hours of games, absorbing all the hockey action to get you through that hockey dry season between ...read more
From the Toronto Sun During the initial weeks of Lent 2007 in early March I avoided commenting on the sensational story of the alleged discovery of the tomb of Jesus in a Jerusalem neighbourhood. While it is true that tombs were found in Jerusalem’s Talpiot section and the names of Jesus, Mary, Joseph and Matthew ...read more
“We know how to touch the moon or reach the stars, but we don’t find the best way to talk to one another. “ Don’t those words from author Jacques Shore ring true? We have all sorts of advances in science and technology, we have all sorts of gizmos in our personal lives to keep ...read more
On Saturday we celebrate the feast of St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort. This French priest is perhaps best known for writings on the Blessed Virgin Mary. In chapter two of his work “True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin,” Saint Louis writes about what consists of true devotion to Mary: 61. Jesus, our Saviour, true God ...read more
As mentioned on Zoom, over one thousand youth from across Canada and the US will participate in Montréal’s Taizé gathering this weekend April 27-29, 2007. The gathering is organized by the ecumenical community and the theme is “Leaving Discouragement Behind, Finding New Hope.” If you’re in the area, it’s not too late to register for ...read more
In the two Lukan narratives of the disciples of Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) and today’s first reading of Philip and the Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-40), the roads from Jerusalem to Emmaus and Jerusalem to Gaza are the symbolic structures of the journeys through the Scriptures to Christ, and the journey from Christ to the Scriptures. On the ...read more