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Last time we looked a little bit into the Ascension and what some differences between the Gospel narratives are. The Solemnity is celebrated today, Sunday in Canada, but in many parts around the world, including the U.S., it was celebrated, last Thursday (read last week’s post to find out why). The Book of Acts is ...read more
Some will say that pornography is healthy and good. This week, author Matt Fradd tells us all about the Porn Myth; Sebastian Gomes speaks with Massimo Faggioli about Pope Francis and Vatican II on Connect5, Billy Chan continues with tips on making the Mass less boring on Church for Dummies and we meet cellist and ...read more
I once heard a talk by singer/songwriter Steve Angrisano that I have actually appropriated ’cause it’s so good. In it, he said that we have one destination (Heaven). After that he said that, actually there are two destinations but the second one is not such a great option; we need to stick to ‘Plan A’. I ...read more
get=”_blank”>EideCom How important is artistic and technical production when we evangelize? This week we speak with Mike Danielson and Charles Eide of EideCom – experts in Catholic events. Mark Matthews tells us about a bible study at a film studio; Billy Chan has tips on making the Mass less boring and Marie Miller has a ...read more
Sometimes our work here at Salt + Light takes us to different cities or countries and when we travel, we often have to hire someone who we call a “fixer” – that’s what they call them in the industry. The fixer is a local person, someone who speaks the language, knows the customs and knows ...read more
How do we begin healing after divorce? This week we speak with Lisa Duffy, author of the Catholic Guide to Dating After Divorce. On Connect5, Sebastian Gomes speaks with Vatican commentator, John Thavis about Amoris Laetitia, Gillian Kantor learns something new from her kids and we meet Sounds of Prayer composer Galloway Hiatt. Email us ...read more
At Fatima, Mary appeared to 9 year-old Francisco, his 7-year-old sister, Jacinta and their 10 year-old cousin Lucia. During the second apparition, on the 13th of June Mary told them that Francisco and Jacinta would be taken to Heaven soon but that Lucia would live a long life. She also asked Lucia to learn to ...read more
A lot of the conversations about Fatima have to do with the so-called “three secrets”. There really weren’t three secrets. During the third apparition, on July 13, 1917 Mary showed the children two visions. The first was a vision of Hell. This is what is sometimes referred to as the first secret. Following that vision, ...read more
This Fatima anniversary is making us think, of course about apparitions. Of the thousands of reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary, only 22 have been officially approved by the Church. Other than Fatima, Guadalupe and Lourdes are probably the best known. Guadalupe, in Mexico, is the most popular Marian shrine in the world, with an ...read more
There are a few things you need to know about Fatima: It is one of the main and most significant apparitions of Our Lady, the Virgin Mary. It took place in the town of Fatima, Portugal. There were 6 apparitions between May 13 and October 13, 1917. On these 6 occasions, Mary appeared to three ...read more