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Congratulations to the Nashville Dominicans! Besides the final profession of 11 sisters, the first profession of 12 sisters, and five women entering the novitiate, the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation will start a mission in Sydney, Australia. Three Dominican sisters spent the last year in Sydney helping with World Youth Day, and two will ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI’s vacation has come to a conclusion and he’s back at Castel Gandolfo, 30 kilometers south of Rome. The Pontiff resumed the Wednesday General Audience and spoke about St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, St. Maximilian Kolbe and the feast of the Assumption. Before he spoke about that he made some comments that ...read more
[The following is a reflection for the feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, August 14th, from Michael Knox, a Jesuit scholastic who has appeared in the past on Salt + Light] As we look back on the events surrounding the Second World War, a time in our history filled with courage, unprecedented human devastation, noble action, ...read more
This week I have had the opportunity to watch some of the rebroadcasts on Salt + Light of the World Youth Day 2008 experience in Sydney, Australia. Often when we are “in the thick” of the adventure, it is difficult to appreciate the magnitude, depth and utter beauty of the event. This week I have ...read more
[This blog comes from Fr. Chris Decker, a visiting priest from the Diocese of Baton Rouge] It’s amazing how an accidental meeting can bring about a wonderful community of new friends. I was at Gamarelli in Rome, the historical clergy supply store – a kind of tourist destination for priests, browsing through their supplies, when ...read more
[This blog come from Christopher Pietraszko, a seminarian who has been interning at Salt + Light throughout the summer] We live in a world that is always on the cutting edge, always developing clever gadgets, more sophisticated equations, and trying to understand the nature of the universe and how it works. We are bombarded with ...read more
[This blog come from Christopher Pietraszko, a seminarian who has been interning at Salt + Light throughout the summer] The summer has moved quite fast, and I’m sad that my time at Salt + Light is over, but I am quite grateful to Fr. Thomas Rosica and all the staff for their charity and joy. ...read more
As the world turns its attention to Beijing for the Olympics, Pope Benedict XVI made a timely visit to the town of Oies. The town is not only a short distance from Bressanone, where the Pontiff is vacationing, but it is the birthplace of Saint Josef Freinademetz. The saint was a Divine Word missionary who ...read more
The Knights of Columbus 126th Supreme Convention has come to a close. The final event, the Memorial Mass, was held Thursday morning. The main celebrant and homilist was the Knights’ Supreme Chaplain Bishop William Lori, of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Bishop Lori spoke on the theme of the conference — “Building a Civilization of ...read more
Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, the Archbishop of Montreal, was the homilist for Wednesday’s Mass at the Knights of Columbus 126th Supreme Convention in Quebec City. The focus of his homily was appropriate — the liturgical feast of the Transfiguration which the Church celebrates today, and the idea of building the civilization of love, which is the ...read more