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We at Salt + Light were delighted to welcome Raymond Arroyo to our studios today. Raymond, as many of you know, is the popular host of “The World Over” on EWTN. He’s also well known for his biography on EWTN foundress Mother Angelica, and more recently Mother Angelica’s Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday ...read more
When I was a teenager, my parents would take me to a charismatic prayer group, where once in a while, there’d be laying on of hands where people fall to the ground and are ‘slain in the spirit’. I always thought this was a little bit strange, and I was doubtful about the strong faith ...read more
This weekend on Salt + Light we have lots of live events for you. On Friday, at 3:30pm ET, you may have seen the dedication of the new church of the Most Holy Trinity in Fatima, presided over by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. This weekend marks, of course, marks the 90th anniversary celebrations of the apparitions ...read more
A patron of Toronto’s World Youth Day, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati has a special place not only in the hearts of those of us here at Salt + Light, but also for young Catholics across our nation and even across the world. News has arrived that Blessed Pier Giorgio’s sister has passed away. Some of ...read more
The celebration of Thanksgiving in Canada makes an interesting counterpoint to the holiday celebrated by our American neighbours. While Americans remember the Pilgrims settling in the New World, Canadians give thanks for a successful harvest.At the heart of our Thanksgiving celebration is the idea of giving thanks for the goodness of the season past. And ...read more
Eye on the Church, the investigative series I produce for Salt + Light Television, is known to tackle controversial issues. Thus far we have explored hot button topics such as Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust, Clergy Sex Abuse, the abolishment of Catholic education in Newfoundland, and the challenge Catholic Politicians face bringing their faith ...read more
I admit it. I’m not a big fan of the United Nations. To me, it seems ineffective and indecisive. But after spending a week in New York at a conference exploring the Holy See Mission to the United Nations, I have a better understanding of the organization. I certainly disagree with its stance on some ...read more
On October 4 the Church celebrates the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, perhaps the most beloved Saint of our tradition. Revered as a holy person in tune with God and his creation, Francis of Assisi is a man for all people and all times, especially our own, so much in need of light and ...read more
Catholic Focus: “Faith Schools in Question” is now ONLINE. In my interview with Ontario Education Minister Kathleen Wynne, she admits that there have been no concerns about the integration of Catholic school graduates in greater society. This doesn’t seem like much of a revelation. But then how does this square with her party leader’s insinuations ...read more
I tried to play it cool. But, really, I was pretty thrilled to be riding a political campaign media bus. This wasn’t my usual beat. It’s not often that Salt + Light covers the minutiae of election politics. But when Ontario PC leader John Tory endorsed extending government funding to all private religious schools, people ...read more