Sebastian Gomes
Producer
Sebastian grew up in Perth, Ontario and moved to Collegeville, Minnesota after high school where he earned a BA and MA in Theology and History from Saint John’s University and School of Theology. He taught at the university and prep school for one year before moving back to Ontario in 2011.

Since joining Salt and Light as a producer and correspondent, Sebastian has covered a number of major events in the Catholic Church, including the 2012 Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization, the 2013 papal transition, and the 2014 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization. He has also written, produced and directed such distinguished Salt and Light productions as The Church Alive, a 13-part series on Vatican II and the New Evangelization that won the 2014 Gabriel Award for best religious television series, and The Francis Effect, a widely-acclaimed documentary on how Pope Francis is rapidly changing the Catholic Church.

Sebastian’s current projects include: overseeing the production of a catechetical series based on the final document of the 2014 Synod; the production of the official catechetical videos for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia 2015, and the writing, producing and directing of a new Salt and Light documentary series on refugees in the 21st century (release date to be determined).

His love of history is evident in his approach to contemporary questions about the Catholic Church and its relationship to the wider society. In particular, Sebastian enjoys studying the Second Vatican Council and the writings of the recent Popes from Saint John XXIII to Pope Francis.
Most recent blogs of Sebastian Gomes
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Subject Matters: “Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science” Stacy Trasancos, Author Sunday, December 11 at 8:30pmET / 5:30pm PT This Sunday’s all-new episode of Subject Matter ...read more
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The evening of Tuesday, November 8, 2016 is now one of those historic dates that millions of people will never forget. Putting aside any personal opinions or feelings, watching the election unfold was ...read more
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What is left to say ahead of the historic election for the next president of the United States of America? Our neighbours to the south head to the voting booths on Tuesday to make a decision that will ...read more
“Nobody writes better about the lives of the saints than Robert Ellsberg,” according to spiritual writer Ron Rolheiser.  He’s not alone.  Robert Ellsberg, the publisher and editor-in- ...read more
Argentina, 1976 – A right-wing military group seized power in a time of social instability, in the name of fighting communism and protecting “Christian civilization.” They kidnapped and torture ...read more