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I don’t know about you, but I am one of those people who believes that, in many cases, it’s best to leave religion out of the ProLife arguments. I’ve been in too many situations with non-believers for whom “life is sacred” means nothing. When they challenge you with “why is life sacred?” you can’t just ...read more
October is the month of the Rosary. Celebrate with us, as we bring you a new program from Family Theatre Productions that points us in the direction of Mary. Coming to Salt + Light Television Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m. Eastern time, is the hour-long drama Finding Mary. Based on the Coronation of the ...read more
Cardinal Ouellet Synthesizes the Synod  VATICAN CITY, OCT. 15, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Following yesterday’s disconcerting announcement in the synod chamber that a father from an Eastern Church had forgotten his miter at Monday afternoon’s concert in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, we learned this morning that a pectoral cross of one of the ...read more
World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia seems like such a long time ago.  Since I’ve been back in the office, it’s one project after the other! Being young and healthy, I haven’t thought much of death and where I’d like to be buried!  And I never really thought much about why I should look ...read more
VATICAN CITY, OCT. 14, 2008 (Zenit.org).-The big news today was Pope Benedict’s lesson at this morning’s session of the synod of bishops. After listening to the first round of 11 cardinals and bishops deliver their five-minute talks, we heard the solemn pronouncement “Fiat intervallum.” (Let there be a break!), which we have heard many times ...read more
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Gillian Kantor
October 14, 2008
Today’s the day! It’s Election Day across the country! And while Canada’s campaign may have been overshadowed by our louder neighbours to the south preparing for their own ballot-taking in November, this by no means lessens the importance of our own vote, selecting and supporting a party that we think will do best for our ...read more
VATICAN CITY, OCT. 13, 2008 (Zenit.org).- The second week of the synod of bishops began as normal in the aula with 29 synod fathers delivering their five-minute talks to the full assembly of 400 people. This morning’s session contained some deep reflections on sowing the seed of the word of God in various parts of ...read more
Today I give thanks for… traditions. As a member of a many-generation Canadian family, we tend not to consider our holidays to be infused with any kind of grand, cultural traditions. Instead, ours are just run-of-the-mill, nothing extraordinary, meat-and-potatoes kind of holidays. But, to a certain extent, those meat-and-potatoes are our traditions. Any of our family holidays – ...read more
… Had a Short “Weekend”  VATICAN CITY, OCT. 12, 2008 (Zenit.org).- We survived the first week of the synod! I remain in admiration of the “Padri Sinodali” and all the rest of the synod participants who ended their deliberations on Saturday evening at 6:55 p.m. (We were released five minutes early last night.) Previous synods ...read more
This has been my sixth day in Rome. While I’m eager to share my perspective on the Synod of Bishops, I must first recount the beautiful scene this morning at the Canonization Mass, as seen from my breezy vantage point next to the Saints above the the south-west colonnades. “God, who does not wish for ...read more