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[This review of The Golden Compass comes from one of our behind the scenes Salt + Light staff, David LeRoss] “This is a vision of a parallel world. A world with no Magisterium, no authority…” “That is heresy.” “That is the truth.” – The Golden Compass, movie The film The Golden Compass arrives in theatres ...read more
December 6th is the feast day of St. Nicholas. However, you are probably more familiar with his other name…Santa Claus. Santa Claus has become firmly entrenched in our culture and collective memory as the jolly, rotund, bearded and gift bearing fellow from North Pole. We take our kids to the mall to request gifts from ...read more
[This blog comes from Fr. Gordon Kennedy, C.S.B., who helps us out here at Salt + Light. You can catch Fr. Gordon on the Advent round table Focus episode which airs Thursday December 6th and Sunday, December 9th at 7pm and 11pm ET] Of all the Seasons on the Church’s Calendar, I think that the ...read more
This evening the Church enters into Advent. During this time of longing and waiting for the Lord, we are invited to pray and to ponder the Word of God, but most of all, to become a reflection of the light of Christ, indeed of Christ himself. But we all know how difficult it is to ...read more
Following a series of raps on the cathedral door, Most Rev. Anthony Mancini claimed his new seat as Archbishop of Halifax (and Apostolic Administrator of Yarmouth). Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Luigi Ventura, Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte and former Halifax Archbishop Terrence Prendergast were among the hundreds gathered in St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica on Thursday afternoon. A former ...read more
“One of the two who heard John [the Baptist] speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah.” (Jn 1:40-41) Whenever I hear this passage about Andrew I think of the excitement of a child — a wide eyed innocence, ...read more
Last night, November 27th, at the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s Catholic Education Centre, in Mississauga, Ontario, The World I Know: Virtues in Action DVD series (a co-production between Salt + Light TV and the Dufferin-Peel CDSB) had its official launch! There were close to 125 invited guests – representatives (both teachers and students) from ...read more
Is it just me, or is this now the news of the day? Is it because CTV aired the controversial film the Suicide Tourist or is it because this Nov 30th and Dec 1st is the first ever International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide? I don’t want to talk too much about the film, ...read more
The College of Cardinals will increase by 23 this Saturday, breaking the 200 mark for the first time. In an atmosphere compared to the Superbowl by at least one commentator, Rome will be abuzz with the new appointments. Kenya, Brazil, Mexico, Senegal, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, India and the U.S.A. are among the nations celebrating new ...read more
In order to rush to a television studio near the Vatican, Cardinal Marc Ouellet never likely had to get off a plane as quickly as this afternoon. The Quebec media had been running after him for well over 24 hours. If you are not from Quebec, maybe you didn’t hear what was the top story ...read more