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S+L BLOG: Deacon Pedro



Some of you may be familiar with the Catholics Come Home ads that we’ve been running on our network – they are a part of a series of campaigns to invite lapsed Catholics back into the fold. The newest of these campaigns is We Are Catholic, launched by the Archdiocese of Toronto to reach out ...read more
“One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Mt. 4:4) We sometimes forget that “the Church has always venerated Scriptures just as much as she venerates the body of the Lord” (Dei Verbum (herein DV) 21). I remember many years ago, having a discussion with ...read more
One of my joys of working at S+L is the concerts we get to film and meeting all the wonderful artists who dedicate their wonderful talent to greater service and praise of God. Last February we were at St. Anne’s in Brampton for a concert, “Celebrate Life”. In the words of the artist: An acknowledgment ...read more
We know that Jesus himself interpreted Scripture (see Luke 24:27). Last time we looked at how the Church encourages us not to just read Scripture but also to interpret it. A document that outlines this is the Second Vatican Council document Dei Verbum (DV). “The Church has always venerated Scriptures just as she venerates the ...read more
Last time I looked at the issue of reading the Gospels literally and briefly looked at how and why the Gospels may have been written. When you read the Gospels, it’s not so much the facts, but the message that matters. Peter Kreeft in his book You Can Understand the Bible (Ignatius Press) clarifies this ...read more
In my new-found love for reading the Bible, I’ve decided to share with you the occasional discoveries I make, in the hopes that you too will find a passion for reading Scriptures. In fact, this may be a good Lenten resolution as you journey towards Holy Week. The question of today is this: Should we ...read more
Last Sunday I was across the street from 960 Lawrence Ave. W., a medical centre in Toronto, at the 40 Days for Life Campaign. I had participated in the Campaign last year in Houston, outside the Planned Parenthood facility at 3601 Fannin St. and have been intrigued by this initiative ever since. The 40 Days ...read more
Can I tell you why I hate Mapquest? Last Tuesday I was supposed to go to a Prolife presentation at a school and I go online – do a search for the school – find the address, go to maps and print out a map of where the school is. Great. The next day I ...read more
Last summer, I decided to begin reading the Bible cover to cover. Not that I hadn’t read the Bible before, of course I had – in spurts – in fact, the Bible that my Mom gave me when I left home at 16, is almost all underlined, with scribbles on the margins and falling apart. ...read more
I was appalled to learn, with the whole excitement of the “Super Bowl” commercials, that there is an dating agency called Ashley Madison, that specializes in extra-marital sexual encounters (they call them “married dating and affairs”). After watching some of their ads, with the catchy phrase, “life is short, have an affair,” I think it’s ...read more