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My younger sister Emily often quipped “You should never kill yourself because 10 minutes later you might change your mind.” I thought of that truth when I recently read a news story and incredible photograph that spread like wildfire across the internet. Last month a 34 year old Coloradan attempted suicide by driving his van ...read more
  Those who follow Pope Benedict XVI’s daily meetings are well familiar with the ad limina visits. Indeed, regular readers of the Vatican Information Service know that, quite often, the Holy Father is meeting bishops on their quinquennial summons to Rome. (Lately, the pontiff’s schedule has forced some episcopal conferences to wait seven years.) As ...read more
Can I tell you why I hate Mapquest? Last Tuesday I was supposed to go to a Prolife presentation at a school and I go online – do a search for the school – find the address, go to maps and print out a map of where the school is. Great. The next day I ...read more
Does anyone really look forward to Lent? What is it about Lent that excites us? What aspects of the Lenten journey test us? The Scriptural readings for this season are carefully chosen so as to replay salvation history before our very eyes. Let us begin with Jesus in the desert… the Gospel for the First ...read more
Some exciting news for Salt + Light in Thursday’s daily bulletin from the Vatican: Today it was made public in Rome that the Holy Father has appointed Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications for a five-year term. Fr. Rosica has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Salt + ...read more
I am so blessed in my line of work to be able to meet inspiring individuals on a daily basis. With every show requiring the seeking out of new topics and new interviewees, my searches have continued to lead me to what I like to call ‘spiritual pots of gold’. My pot o’ gold for ...read more
In the latest James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, 007 uncovers a powerful criminal organization’s plot to take control of the world’s most important natural resource: water. Bond launches into a mission to stop the villain from getting control of Bolivia’s water supply (and, coincidentally, avenge the death of his love, Vesper Lind… but that’s ...read more
[The following lecture by Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver, was delivered on Tuesday morning, February 24, 2009, to a large gathering of Catholic Business Leaders and public officials at St. Paul’s Basilica in downtown Toronto. It was sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto, the Salt and Light Catholic Television Network, ...read more
[The following lecture by Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver, was delivered on Monday evening, February 23, 2009, to a standing-room only audience in St. Basil’s Collegiate Church on the campus of the University of Toronto. It was sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto, Salt + Light Catholic Television Network, the ...read more
Today the Church begins her great Lenten journey with Jesus on the road to Jerusalem. For centuries, Lent has been a very intense spiritual journey and experience for the followers of Jesus Christ. Why are there forty days in Lent? It took forty days for sinfulness to drown in the flood before a new creation ...read more