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In the weeks leading up to World Youth Day Krakow, I came up with the idea of doing a series of “WYD Memories” for our network, interviewing members of our team who attended past WYDs. Here at S+L we have many great personal memories of the WYDs since Rome in 2000 and we thought it ...read more
A month after that memorable experience of World Youth Day Krakow, Salt and Light Television is pleased to bring you a special hour-long WYD Wrap-Up show this Wednesday, August 24 at 9pmET / 6pmPT. There were so many great story lines: the World Youth Day returning to its birthplace, the city of Saint John Paul II. ...read more
The recent displays of merciless violence in France and the United States have increased social and political tensions and struck fear into ordinary citizens. Despite the flood of energy and resources into public security measures, unpredictable attacks are becoming more common. Is this the world we now live in? Against this backdrop World Youth Day ...read more
(People gather in one of the catechesis tents at Taizé, France.  They begin each session by singing one of the widely popular chants of the community.) In a remote east-central region of France sit two distinct spiritual centers that tell the remarkable story of a church that is always situated in a particular moment history. ...read more
The flush region of Caesarea Philipi is about an hour’s drive north of the Sea of Galilee.  It was given to Herod the Great by Caesar Augustus around 20 BCE, who in turn handed it down to his son Philip.  Philip named it Caesarea in honor of Caesar, and his own name eventually became associated ...read more
It’s “Laudato si’ Week”, an anniversary movement to celebrate and implement the landmark encyclical of Pope Francis on care for our common home. As the website indicates, this week is about reflection and action; it’s about bringing the rich teachings of the document to life in our communities.  Last week I heard a wonderful story ...read more
Subject Matters: “Promise and Challenge: Catholic Women Reflect on Feminism, Complementarity, and the Church” Mary Hasson, editor Sunday, June 19 at 8:30pmET / 5:30pm PT This Sunday’s all-new episode of Subject Matters features Mary Hasson of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.  She’s the editor of this compilation of essays responding to Pope ...read more
We were once a Church of oral tradition. Long before the New Testament was codified, the stories of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection circulated the Mediterranean world by word of mouth. Chief among these evangelists were Paul and the twelve Apostles, who journeyed far and wide while facing enormous opposition and persecution, eventually being killed ...read more
This Sunday’s all-new episode of Subject Matters features best-selling author and Vaticanista John Thavis. You will not be able to put this book down: relics, apparitions and exorcisms, they're all there in this investigative book about how the Vatican deals with claims of the supernatural. Ahead ofSunday’s premiere, check out “My Take” on John's book and tune in Sunday night! ...read more
Subject Matters: “Experts in Humanity: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Healing” by Josephine Lombardi, PhD Sunday, May 29 at 8:30pmET / 5:30pm PT This Sunday’s all-new episode of Subject Matters features a wonderful book that brings together Catholic spirituality and contemporary biology and psychology.  Theologian Josephine Lombardi takes us on a spiritual journey towards being our ...read more