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S+L BLOG: Deacon Pedro



I am so happy to share with you that finally we are airing the second season of In Your Faith! For those of you not familiar with the show, In Your Faith is our very own Salt+Light Television show for high school students. Byron and Rosanna, two wonderful young Catholic actors, host the half hour ...read more
There’s something about the music of WYD2002 that really transports me back to that week. Events such as the Welcoming Ceremony, the Way of the Cross, the Vigil and the Closing Mass, would not have been the same, I believe, had it not been for the music. Not that the music is solely responsible for ...read more
I sometimes wonder if our work at S+L TV would be better served if our programming were to air on another network, a secular network. Don’t get me wrong. I passionately believe in the work we do and completely believe in the value of a 100%-Catholic Network broadcasting Catholic content 24/7. Still, it is Catholics ...read more
I am reading a great book. I say it’s great not just ’cause I’m enjoying what I am reading (so far – I’m only about 10% in), but from what other people have told me about it. It’s Life of Pi by Yann Martel. In it, the main character, Pi (yes, pronounced like the Greek ...read more
I’ve always enjoyed Holy Thursday the most of all Holy Week liturgies. I guess the music at Mass had a lot to do with it. We get to sing: Table Song, Bread for the World, Now We Remain, We Have Been Told, Take and Eat, We Remember, and as a Psalm, Our Blessing Cup (my ...read more
We love receiving emails and phone calls from our friends and viewers! Just this week I heard from a priest who received our message regarding our documentary, Turning the Tide: Dignity, Compassion and Euthanasia, which will premiere on S+L this Sunday, April 1st at 9:00pm ET (and rebroadcast on Wednesday April 4th at 9pm ET). ...read more
This is a Lenten Reflection that we aired as part of the S+L Magazine in 2004. These couple of days, I’ve been thinking about loss and life, growth and God’s Grace, mercy and plan, so since it’s Lent, I thought it would be good to remember these words. -Pedro This morning my son came into ...read more
If you didn’t give up going to the movies for Lent, here are two suggestions: I just saw a great film: Bridge to Terabithia. What can I say without giving it away? It is a wonderful, fun, meaningful tale of friendship and hope, faith and despair, kindness, compassion, loss and growth. It is not a ...read more
Hope many of you had a chance to watch the Catholic Focus episode on the permanent diaconate the other night (if you missed it, it’s on Saturday, March 3rd at 7pm E-T). Can I say that it was a real pleasure to host that episode? Perhaps I need to explain myself. When I was growing ...read more
Friday night I had the greatest pleasure of attending a meeting of a pre-teen youth group at Holy Cross Parish in Georgetown, Ontario. After the almost two-hour drive (I didn’t think Georgetown was that far!) I can’t think of a better way to end the week. Let me tell you a bit about this group ...read more