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This Sunday, September 23rd, at 9:00 pm ET, tune in to Salt + Light Television for a new edition of our investigative special Eye on the Church. This week we will explore the impact of John Paul II’s legacy on the modern crisis of Catholic politicians. It seems all too common these days for political ...read more
On this, the feast of St. Matthew, I was reminded recently of the Holy Father’s words from the General Audience about this Apostle. For those of you that do not know, Pope Benedict has been using his General Audience over the last couple of years to explore key figures in the early Church. Just this ...read more
When I was in high school, I wasn’t into my faith at all. Religion was just another credit and going to church on Sundays was just part of a family tradition. And I’m being honest – organized meetings of faithful young people, like the Steubenville conferences, would have been THE farthest thing on my mind ...read more
The feast of the Triumph or the Exaltation of the Cross stems from the tradition that Emperor Constantine’s mother, St. Helena, discovered the cross on which Jesus died, on September 14th, 320 A.D., in Jerusalem. Initially, the triumph attributed to the cross functioned more within the “normal” understanding of that word: a victory won over ...read more
You know that etiquette protocol of not discussing religion and politics?  It seems much of the province of Quebec has impolitely ignored the edict, discussing them both at the same time and in the most public of forums. I applaud them for it. I’m posting from Montreal, where McGill University’s Newman Centre is hosting an ...read more
Salt + Light Television will be bringing the Pope into your home as he visits Austria this weekend! Click HERE for details about times and available translations of the events that Salt + Light will be covering as part of Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Journey to Austria. Also be sure to tune into Zoom on ...read more
Ten years ago today, on September 5, 1997, Mother Teresa pf Calcutta suffered a heart attack and died in her 87th year in Calcutta. Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on August 27, 1910 to Albanian parents in Skopje (then Albania, now former Yugoslavia), she entered the Loretto Sisters at age 18. After receiving a divine inspiration ...read more
From the Toronto Sun It’s been 10 years since Mother Teresa suffered a heart attack and died on Sept. 5, 1997 in Calcutta. She was 87. Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu to Albanian parents in Skopje (then Macedonia, now former Yugoslavia), she entered the Loretto Sisters at age 18. After receiving a divine inspiration on a ...read more
Unofficially marking the end of summer in Canada, the Labour Day long weekend has arrived. The sun is setting earlier, and rising later. Evenings are cooler. The pace at work will pick up come September. And of course, kids only have three more days of vacation before they report to school. Here at Salt + ...read more
[Note: This blog entry comes from Bryan Duggan and John Moss, two seminarians from the Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, British Columbia. The two have been interning at Salt + Light for the month of August.] Several months ago, in the parish hall of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford, British Columbia, a ...read more