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How John Paul II was close to me in WYD 2002 In 2002, I was 16 years old and had just finished grade 10. That summer was my first time attending World Youth Day. My parents raised me Catholic and every Sunday we went diligently to mass. I remember often resisting mass, and just felt ...read more
Published below is the address that Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, delivered at the 2012 Catholic Media Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. At this year’s awards celebration, Salt + Light received a Gabriel Award for Best Arts Documentary for Panes of Glory: The Windows of St. Peter’s Seminary. Dear ...read more
Thursday June 21, 2012 Most Reverend Christopher Coyne, Apostolic Administrator Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) At first glance, the Old Testament reading from Second Kings seems to be one of those readings from the sequence of the weekday lectionary that really doesn’t offer us much food for thought as we gather for this Opening Mass ...read more
Last Saturday was a day of great rejoicing for all of us at Salt + Light Television Network.   Many of us spent a good part of the day inside St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto, first taking part in the ordination ceremony of new permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of Toronto, including our own Pedro ...read more
Over recent months private, internal Vatican documents have been leaked to Italian media. The various documents reveal that even within the Holy See not everyone agrees on how things are done and by whom. That disagreement is not always handled in the best possible way.  The May 23 arrest of the Pope’s personal butler, after ...read more
This article was first published in L’Osservatore Romano, no. 21, on Wednesday, May 23, pg. 9. It is written by Salt + Light’s very own Sebastian Gomes. Click here to see all his blog posts. When our most distant ancestors awoke on the first Easter morning, they could not have imagined what took place during ...read more
Thousands of pro-life supporters from across Canada gathered on Parliament Hill in Ottawa yesterday for the 2012 National March for Life. Khoi Vu and I had the great privilege in taking part in this year’s events. Cloudy skies and a constant threat of rain did not deter the young, old, man and woman from coming ...read more
An ancient Homily for Holy Saturday Fourth century “What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence because the King sleeps; the earth was in terror and was still, because God slept in the flesh and raised up those who were sleeping from the ...read more
A Reflection on the 32nd Anniversary of Death of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador March 24, 2012 It is very fitting that today, while Pope Benedict XVI brings a message of hope and consolation to the people of Mexico, Cuba and all of Latin America, we commemorate the anniversary of death of one of ...read more
A Reflection on the Feast of St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church and Patron of Canada The present challenges to fatherhood and masculinity cannot be understood in isolation from the culture in which we live. A recent study has found that over four in 10 babies are born to unwed mothers – a sad ...read more