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S+L BLOG: Deacon Pedro



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
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