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The Papal Message for the 16th World Day of the Sick has been released. The day is held every February 11th on the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes. The theme this year is “The Eucharist, Lourdes and Pastoral Care for the Sick,” and Pope Benedict notes there are two significant events this year in ...read more
As I began the long drive back to Toronto from Port Lambton, Ontario (near Sarnia), my eyes watered and I uttered an angry lament, I wish I could have known him. For a few hours, it felt as if I did know 21-year-old Private William Cushley. I sat with parents Errol and Elaine as they ...read more
This Friday marks the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Mindful of this, in his Wednesday General Audience, the Holy Father said: “It is indeed necessary to pray without ceasing, insistently asking God for the great gift of unity among all the Lord’s disciples. May the endless strength of the Holy Spirit ...read more
The theme of Christ’s epiphany – of Jesus inaugurating his divine mission on earth -reaches its fulfillment in the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, celebrated this year on Sunday, January 13, 2008. The beautiful antiphon from Evening Prayer on the Feast of the Epiphany (last Sunday) reads: “Three mysteries mark this holy day: ...read more
January is often noted as a dark time of year. The days seem shorter than they actually are. The wind chill a little colder. The nights darker. But we at Salt + Light want to use our blog to shine some light into our readers’ lives! Be sure to check the blog regularly in the ...read more
Did you know? … that the very first Focus episode, which was on nuclear weapons, aired on October 25th, 2005, and was co-hosted by David Naglieri and John Ignatowicz? … that originally Catholic Focus/Focus Catholique was going to be called “Gaudium et Spes” after the Vatican II document? … that at least 10 people were ...read more
As part of the S+L production team, I usually have to plead my case to traveling for work. So it felt odd to find myself on a flight to Calgary, still unsure what that story will be. Our goal was to cover the national conference of Catholic Christian Outreach, a national student movement dedicated to ...read more
Moms… we all have one. They birth us, feed us, love us, clothe us, fix us, teach us, move us, encourage us, and comfort us. And what do we do in return? Well, hopefully more than send them a card on just one day of the year. At Salt + Light Television, we decided we ...read more
I have always loved the awe-inspiring story of the journey of the Magi seeking Christ in Matthew’s Gospel [2:1-12]. At home in their distant, foreign lands, the three foreigners, most probably astrologers, had all the comforts of princely living, but something was missing- they were restless and unsatisfied. They were seekers, not satisfied with the ...read more
Growing up, our family would always travel out of town to visit my Grandmother over Christmas. On one or two rare occasions, we even spent Christmas Eve and Christmas day at her place. One memory that stands out for me is trying to sleep Christmas Eve on her couch in the living room. I don’t ...read more