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This weekend Salt + Light Television will bring you two beautiful concerts from Italy. The first is from Gen Rosso and the International Performing Arts Group comprised of 17 Members from 9 Nations including Brazil, D. R. Congo, Kenya, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Philippines, and Poland. This performance from Grom Turin will air Saturday @ ...read more
From the Toronto Sun The green revolution has a not-so-new player. “The Vatican is going green … and Al Gore is not leading the charge this time” were the headlines at a recent conference in the U.S. about the church’s increased engagement and interest in environmental questions. It’s an interest being championed by the Pope ...read more
It’s the Victoria Day holiday in Canada (a happy belated Victoria Day to all of you out there!), but this year I find myself spending the day in Riverdale, New York. Riverdale is a wonderfully green suburb, twenty some-odd minutes north of Manhattan. (I have yet to spot Archie, or Jughead, but my hopes remain ...read more
In the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles for this year’s Solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord, the disciples were anxious for answers. They asked, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” They thought “the promise of the Father” would bring about an age of political ...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 still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” Those words from our Lord in today’s Gospel. Our Lord said this to his disciples, and he went on to speak of the Holy Spirit coming to guide his followers in the truth, but I have to admit my mind ...read more
Happy Mother’s Day out there to all. I hope you are each blessed today with extra smiles, flowers, lunch outside in the sunshine, and the cheers and thanks of family and friends. To my own Mom, I say THANK YOU for all her words… words of wisdom, of love, of concern, of hope, of joy, ...read more
“O God, let all the nations praise you!” echoes this Sunday’s responsorial psalm. It’s a wonderful line that deserves to be firmly and joyously proclaimed. It’s also appropriate that we hear it at this time of year; at a time when we read about the early Church in the Acts of the Apostles, and at ...read more

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On his road to sainthood, one of the miracles attributed to Antônio de Sant’Ana Galvão involved curing a woman who faced a life-threatening childbirth. For this reason, Saint Antônio is honoured as a patron of pregnant women! Never heard of Saint Antônio de Sant’Ana Galvão? He was just canonized Friday morning by Pope Benedict XVI ...read more
Did you have a chance to catch Pope Benedict XVI’s Wednesday arrival in rainy Brazil on Salt + Light Television? Waving flags and “Long Live the Pope” chants from enthusiastic crowds in Sao Paulo greeted the Holy Father as he began his first visit to Latin America as pope. The five day trip will include ...read more