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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
Tonight is the launch of an exciting new series on S+L which promises to bring some fun and laughter to Youth Tuesdays! Generation Cross, an original Parish initiative to spread the Catholic message among young adults with host Lino Rulli, will make its Canadian television debut at 8pm ET (with a midnight repeat). Choosing comedy ...read more
I recently read an article about a taxi driver in New York who returned several diamond rings to a customer who had forgotten them in the cab. Two things stood out for me in this story: the first was the fact that the article noted the customer only gave the driver a 30 cent tip. ...read more
[Note: This blog entry comes from Father Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., CEO, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation] In light of the World Day of Prayer for the Sick that has been celebrated February 11th for the past 15 years, I would like to share these thoughts with our readers. Pope John Paul II fittingly chose ...read more