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S+L BLOG: Deacon Pedro



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
This past January 24, 2009 at 10:00pm ET, Salt + Light Television took to the airways to spread our Catholic message of hope and inspiration to listeners of XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. When New York’s Cardinal Egan first spoke to our CEO, Fr. Thomas Rosica about the possibility of our partnership with the Catholic ...read more
Quite often I get comments from people about the state of marriage in our society – with one in two marriages ending in divorce and teenage pregnancy rates up for the first time in 15 years. It seems that sexual immorality, adultery, and abortion are becoming more and more prevalent. People are concerned. As a ...read more
“Over two thousand years, men and women have responded to God’s invitation to grace, all as part of the Body of Christ; Yet, despite the distance of time, culture, and ethnic origins, each call is connected in common struggles and themes, chief of which is, to “pick up his cross and follow me” to empty ...read more
Today, as our Eastern Catholic brothers and Sisters celebrate Christmas, I am reminded of one of the most meaningful messages of Christmas: Emmanuel — God with us. See, since I was a little child, I’ve known this. I always knew the meaning of the name Emmanuel, because that is my middle name: Pedro Emmanuel Guevara-Mann. ...read more
The night was still, the stars shinning bright. My friends and I lie awake, the fire gives us light. We watch our sheep and pray God hears our plight. How will we ever escape the painful lives we lead? Israel is held captive; we long to be freed, so we lie in silence and pray ...read more
The creation narratives in Genesis are probably the best recognised stories of the whole Bible, yet at the same time, perhaps the most misunderstood. For Christians, the story of Adam and Eve reveal to us the relationship between God and humans, between male and female, about sexuality, togetherness and separation from God. Christian scholars throughout ...read more
It was indeed enough – and we were all aware of it at last Friday’s Matt Maher concert, which took place at St. Aloysius Gonzaga H.S. in Mississauga, ON. The concert was the kick-off to the very first LifeTeen conference to take place outside of Canada. One of many, I hope. Matt Maher was born ...read more
Seldom has a movie both moved me emotionally and challenged me intellectually. In fact, I can count the times this has happened with one hand. Recently it happened while reading the book “The Kite Runner” and it happened again while watching the new film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (PG-13), coming out November 7th. ...read more