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Pope John Paul’s remarks upon arriving in Toronto on Tuesday, July 23, 2002 for World Youth Day 2002 “Young people from all parts of the world are gathering for the World Youth Day. With their gifts of intelligence and heart they represent the future of the world. But they also bear the marks of a ...read more
Let’s begin in Rome where yesterday, the Pope addressed the crowds gathered at St.Peter’s square for his Sunday Angelus address. He focused his message on the Gospel passage of St. Matthew, where an enemy secretly plants weeds alongside the wheat in a master’s field. The Pope invited us to recognize that we are all sinners and ...read more
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – July 30th, 2017 Solomon seeks wisdom It is important to know the historical background for today’s first reading from the First Book of Kings 3:5-12. Solomon had just been installed as the third king of Israel. The lot of leadership fell to him, the favoured son of ...read more
This article was originally published in the Global Sisters Report on July 21, 2017. The mission and ministry of women religious from Vietnam, Tanzania, the United States and elsewhere are featured in “Sisterhood,” a seven-part documentary series that recently finished airing on Salt and Light Television in Canada but is available for viewing on its ...read more
All proceeds from the purchase of this book are to make possible Salt + Light‘s coverage of the World Youth Day in Panama 2019. Throughout Pope John Paul II’s papacy, youth has been a priority. When he was elected Pope in 1978, John Paul II said that young people are the future of the world ...read more
The staff of Salt + Light Media come from 14 different countries. This summer, for Canada’s 150th anniversary, we are reflecting on what makes Canada so special to each of us. Here Francisco Gonzalez, web developer, reflects on migrating to Canada and how it changed his life. Being forced to leave your homeland is a ...read more
In case you’ve just stumbled upon this article because you’re curious about the female diaconate, you may want to backup and start where we started a couple of weeks ago: We began first by addressing the event that brought about this whole conversation and then in two parts (part 1 and part 2), briefly, the meaning of the Sacrament of Holy ...read more
This coming week, we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of World Youth Day 2002, which took place in Toronto. Since 1984, young people from around the world have been gathering together with the Holy Father in celebration of our Faith. This week, on a special edition of the SLHOUR we remember the first 24 years of ...read more
(Salt + Light producer and host Sebastian Gomes gave the keynote address during reunion weekend at Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota on June 23rd, 2017. Photo courtesy of Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary) “It was a great honor for me to return to my ‘home away from home’ ...read more
Is it too late to offer a Catholic summer playlist? The answer is no. It’s never too late. Besides, the weather has not been nearly hot enough to consider the past month “summer”. Our picnic days are far from being over. So here’s your opportunity to add some wholesome tunes – not boring! – to ...read more