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S+L BLOG: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

What is most troubling about this recent publicity stunt of Jesus’ burial place and the alleged DNA findings of Jesus and his family is that the media has spilled so much ink and wasted so much space on utter nonsense. One would think that we learned some powerful lessons from the media hype surrounding the ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Pope Benedict’s new book is a personal presentation of the figure of Christ, allowing readers to wrestle with his views In a bold, momentous work set to debut — in Italian — at the beginning of March, Pope Benedict seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent “popular” depictions and ...read more
From the Toronto Sun John Paul taught us how to respect the frail and the vulnerable As the euthanasia debate heats up in Canada and the false idea of “mercy killing” seems to be accepted by more people, I would like to respond to the questions of many readers over the past months who have ...read more
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