BLOG: Toronto
After an incredibly busy year here at the office, I began wondering how I would spend my two weeks holidays. To date, I really haven’t taken any personal days for myself. It’s been go, go, go all year with many exciting projects. Many possibilities presented themselves. I was asked a few months ago by a ...read more
Salt + Light is pleased to announce we will be hosting special screenings of our latest film, Across the Divide, in Toronto and Ottawa this September. The film depicts the plight of the students of Bethlehem University and the struggles faced by the De La Salle Brothers who administer the school. Bethlehem University is the ...read more
This post was written in 2010, just after Ontario hosted the G20 summit. Kris Dmytrenko reflects on how that event and the WYD2002 Way of the Cross changed the city. It takes a powerful force to interrupt the flow of a city like Toronto. If streets are closed for a parade, drivers find other routes ...read more
On this special episode of Perspectives: The Weekly Edition, Andrew Santos, filling in for Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann, walks down memory lane and celebrates the 10th Anniversary of World Youth Day in Toronto. Santos is joined by Salt + Light CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica (former National Director of WYD2002), as well as David Knapp of CBC. ...read more
Earlier today in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Monsignor Wayne Kirkpatrick, P.H. as Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Toronto, Ont. He will assist the Archbishop of Toronto, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, as well as the other Auxiliary Bishops: the Most Reverend John A. Boissonneau, William McGrattan and Vincent Nguyen. Cardinal Collins, in a statement, welcomed ...read more
To much fanfare throughout Canada, the Archbishop of Toronto was recently made a Cardinal by Benedict XVI. Last night, Cardinal Thomas Collins returned to where it all began: his hometown parish in Guelph, Ontario, where he had been baptized. The faithful filled the Church of Our Lady Immaculate for a celebration of Evening Prayer. He ...read more
He celebrated his first Mass as a cardinal with Pope Benedict XVI, gave thanks with his priests in Toronto, and now His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins will go to the place where it all began for a special celebration. On March 22, Cardinal Collins will visit Guelph, Ont. and preside at a vespers prayer service. ...read more
As Mass began in Toronto’s Cathedral this morning, more than a few familiar faces lined the pews. The mayors of Toronto and its neighbouring municipalities were in attendance, seated alongside an MPP from the Ontario government, the provincial leader of the opposition, and the Lieutenant Governor. They came to welcome back one of their own. ...read more
Tune in to Salt + Light as Canada welcomes home its newest Cardinal, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, with a special Mass of Thanksgiving on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT LIVE from St. Michael’s Cathedral. In addition to the expected 1,000 well-wishers, dignitaries and friends that are expected to attend, ...read more
This morning in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Benedict created 22 new Cardinals at an Ordinary Public Consistory. Included among them was the Archbishop of Toronto, Cardinal Thomas Collins. During his address, the Holy Father told the new Cardinals that the scarlet colour of their robes and birettas is a symbol of martyrdom. Like Christ, and ...read more