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Today marks the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Marie Vianney. As many of our readers know, this holy priest is the patron not only of parish priests, but of the Year for Priests that Pope Benedict XVI launched this past June 19th, on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This ...read more
On Monday morning, Fr Thomas Rosica CSB and three of us S+L producers were privileged to attend the meeting of the Canadian Delegates, clergy and Bishops in attendance at this year’s 127th Supreme Knights Convention. In the middle of the session we were honoured by the arrival of Supreme Knight Carl Anderson who addressed the ...read more
The eight of us squinted our way out of the plane on Sunday afternoon only to be greeted warmly by what has become a foreign element to many of us Eastern Canadians this summer….the hot desert sun! A welcomed greeting indeed… Here on convention grounds at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, preparations for the 127th ...read more
I am writing from sunny Arizona where I am currently getting ready to host Salt + Light Television’s exclusive live coverage of the 127th Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus. From August 4-6 thousands of Knights from Canada, the USA, and around the world will gather with more than 80 Bishops and Cardinals for ...read more
Not once but twice! Canada’s Catholic Television Network, Salt + Light Television, will once again be celebrated in October as it receives its second Gabriel as “Television Station of the Year” from the Catholic Academy for Communications Arts Professionals. The news was made public on July 20, 2009 by the Academy in Dayton, Ohio. With ...read more
We can certainly understand God’s frustration with his people in Sunday’s first reading from Exodus [16:2-4,12-15]. The God of Israel has just delivered his people from slavery and has set them on the way to their promised land. Yet after crossing the Red Sea and celebrating their victory, the first recorded action in the Sinai ...read more
Once in a while, in the busyness of daily life, I find that something pulls me to stop for a bit and take a drink. I take a drink whenever I come across anything like an imaginative story, a laughing innocent child, or a spiritually uplifting poem. In this case, I’d like to share an ...read more
[This blog comes from Brendan Collins, a seminarian for the Diocese of Derry, Ireland, who is interning with Salt + Light Television Network during the months of July and August 2009.] My first visit to American soil was this past Friday, July 24th. I traveled to the Mother House of the Dominican Sisters of St. ...read more
Sunday’s Old Testament Reading from II Kings 4:42-44 is a fitting prelude to John’s version of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes (6:1-21). The author of Kings tells us about one of Elisha’s servants who doubts that twenty loaves of barley is enough to feed 100 people. Elisha, however, trusts the promise of the ...read more
Just over two weeks ago Pope Benedict XVI released his long awaited and much anticipated third encyclical Caritas in Veritate or Charity in Truth. Unlike the previous two encyclicals this one deals with the social issues of our time, including the economic crisis facing much of the world. Michael Casey, executive director of Development and ...read more