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Back in 1996 The Dallas Cowboys became the first team to win 3 Super Bowls in a span of 4 seasons, Mother Teresa received honorary U.S. citizenship, Democrat incumbent Bill Clinton defeated Bob Dole to win his second term, Fr. Thomas Rosica was working as Executive Director of the Newman Centre and with the Faculty ...read more
Reading John’s blogspot on Psalm 23, I couldn’t help but be drawn to today’s feast – the Chair of St. Peter. The Lord, the Good Shepherd, built his church on Peter the rock, and has created a succession of shepherds to watch over us, his flock. Speaking to his apostles, Christ said: “’But who do ...read more
Most people talk of giving up something for Lent, but why not try picking up something? More specifically why not pick up the rosary, and get into the practice of praying it daily? Salt + Light can help you with this! Salt + Light is proud to present the debut of our new prayer series ...read more
One cannot omit this great feast in the Church today. Mardi Gras is the last day before the start of Lent. It’s your last chance for feasting before the 40-days leading up to the the great celebration of the Resurrection. For the boys at St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto, the Mardi Gras festivities attracted ...read more
For those of you that tuned into Zoom on Tuesday, you’ll notice I directed people to the blog for information on fasting and abstinence. Church law requires all Catholics (see exceptions below) to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, as well as abstaining from meat on Fridays in Lent (if ...read more
Salt + Light will broadcast the Ash Wednesday Mass live from the Vatican at 10:30am this Wednesday. There will be primetime repeats of the Mass at 8:30pm and 12:30am ET. The Ash Wednesday Mass, with blessings and imposition of the Ashes, will be celebrated from the Basilica of Santa Sabina and presided over by His ...read more
Friday night I had the greatest pleasure of attending a meeting of a pre-teen youth group at Holy Cross Parish in Georgetown, Ontario. After the almost two-hour drive (I didn’t think Georgetown was that far!) I can’t think of a better way to end the week. Let me tell you a bit about this group ...read more
From the Toronto Sun John Paul taught us how to respect the frail and the vulnerable As the euthanasia debate heats up in Canada and the false idea of “mercy killing” seems to be accepted by more people, I would like to respond to the questions of many readers over the past months who have ...read more
As Ash Wednesday approaches, you’ve probably been pondering habits to abstain for Lent. Will it be carping about fellow drivers? Pressing the snooze button? Sudoku? Whatever the sacrifice, don’t give up be television, on weekends or otherwise, as Matthew Harrison suggested on this same blog. For a television employee, Mr. Harrison, this is an even ...read more
Sigh. It’s so easy to be distracted, isn’t it? Sometimes we sit in front of the television, flipping through channels (stopping at Salt + Light, of course!). Sometimes we sit in front of the computer surfing the net mindlessly… and it seems that’s the position I find myself in right now. I had intended to ...read more