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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
I sat down with Fr. Thomas Berg last week to chat about his new book Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics before we headed to film the newest episode of Subject Matters on the sa ...read more
On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the ecumenical movement seems to have entered a "Holy Week," where the churches can look back at all that's been accomplished, and know, deep down, that th ...read more
Filled with wisdom literature and elderly heroes, the Bible is a perennial textbook for studying wisdom. As it turns out, wisdom is not exclusively for the elderly; the Bible is filled with old fool ...read more
Subject Matters: what the emergence of Latino communites means for the church and society
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(S+L Photo: Bishop Ricardo Ramírez, CSB, presents his book “Power from the Margins: the Emergence of the Latino in the Church and in Society” on the set of Subject Matters at Ben McNally ...read more
Four years of reform under Pope Francis
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(CNS photo above: Pope Francis updates the Roman Curia on his reform agenda during their Christmas audience in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Dec. 22, 2016) Catch an all new Perspectives on Chur ...read more