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S+L BLOG: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

On Saturday evening, January 27, I had the privilege of joining nearly 800 Chinese Catholics from throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto and from across Canada for a wonderful fundraising banquet for Salt and Light Catholic Television Network and our Chinese programming division. It was an incredible evening, and we raised close to $50,000.00 to continue ...read more
From the Toronto Sun The city’s new top Catholic is a treasure, a teacher and we should be thrilled to have him To understand how blessed we are to have Thomas Collins coming to this city as the new Archbishop of Toronto, all you have to do is look west to Edmonton. I have never ...read more
From the Toronto Sun As I sat in the Kingston Cathedral last Thursday evening with more than 700 people from throughout the Kingston Archdiocese and far beyond, I witnessed something remarkable happening before my eyes. Surrounding the casket of the late Archbishop Anthony Meagher were religious leaders representing the Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Bah’ai and ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Each year on New Year’s Day (also the World Day of Peace), the Pope offers a special message to the world. (See Message for the celebration of the World Day of Peace 2007 for the full text). This year’s message for January 1 is the fortieth in the series inaugurated by ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Christmas takes our breath away every year and we never tire of celebrating it! But did you ever stop to realize that Christmas is the day when God inaugurated a holy confusion on earth? The days are now over when God is in some far away heaven while we wallow in ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Standing in the middle of the present day Israeli city of Nazareth in Galilee is the mammoth basilica of the Annunciation.  It is built around what is believed to be the cave and dwelling of Mary, mother of Jesus. This cave commemorates the place where Mary received the message from the ...read more
From the Toronto Sun “A beautiful beginning: The Pope calls Islam a religion of peace” was the main headline in Hurriyet, one of Turkey’s daily newspapers, hours after Pope Benedict XVI began his highly successful apostolic visit to Turkey two weeks ago. In the current state of world affairs and religious tensions, the pope’s visit ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Today is the First Sunday of Advent, and the beginning of another liturgical year. Advent, far from being a penitential time or a time of despair, is a time of rejoicing in hope, a time of patient waiting. Advent does not change God. This liturgical season deepens our longing and anticipation ...read more
From the Toronto Sun MEDELLIN, Colombia – I have been here for the past few days, visiting the communities of my religious order, the Basilian Fathers, who are working in the cities of Cali, Bogota and Medellin. They came to this very poor, violent barrio of Medellin, 10 years ago and have been witnesses in ...read more
From the Toronto Sun In the middle of a month dedicated to the Saints, Blesseds and those heroes and heroines who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith, I would like to consider the lives of two great lay people who are “saints in waiting:” the Austrian Franz Jaegerstaetter and the American ...read more