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In one unforgettable week, Archbishop Thomas Collins’ installation brought visits to S+L from Halifax’s Archbishop Prendergast and Denver’s Archbishop Chaput (who was interviewed for an upcoming Witness). The installation itself was heavenly—and not just for the Catholic press. Collins impressed with his accessibility and candidness to print, radio and television. But there was another installation ...read more
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple. Salt + Light will be carrying the Mass from St. Peter’s in Rome on this feast day – if you didn’t catch it live late this morning, you can see it Friday on Salt + Light at 8pm or Midnight E-T ...read more
Pardon the tardiness of the post, but my thoughts are still fixated on January 31st. The 31st marked the Feast of St. John Bosco, as well as my encounter with a man who bore extraordinary spiritual resemblance to the saint. I was riding the westbound Dundas streetcar late Wednesday night when, as we passed Spadina, ...read more
Given the outcome of what happened at Carleton U. with the Student Association and the Pro-life group (watch Catholic Focus, CAMPUS FREE SPEECH), it’s easy to get disheartened with the secular direction the world is taking. It’s amazing to know that not long ago, the debate was whether to grant pro-abortion groups status on campus. ...read more
Today is the feast day of St. John Bosco. Tomorrow morning at 9am ET S+L TV will air the feast day mass from the direct Italian feed of Telepace. A little bit on St. John Bosco: Growing up John wanted to become a priest, but he kept it a secret as he knew his mother ...read more
The full version of today’s Installation Mass will not be available until tomorrow morning. We will air the cut 1 hour version tonight as scheduled at 9pm and 1am ET. S+L will air the full two hour Installation Mass in its entirety tomorrow @ 8pm and Midnight ET with additional airings as follows: Wednesday January ...read more
This afternoon’s 3:00pm ET airing of the Installation of Archbishop Thomas Collins was cut short by the video provider which S+L (and other Canadian broadcasters) relied on for this special presentation We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused SALT + LIGHT TV is currently working to obtain the full version of the Installation ...read more
Archbishop Thomas Collins discusses the Book of Revelation (Photo by Bill Wittman, www.wpwittman.com) It had been a long time since I prayed Lectio Divina with a large group – you simply open up the bible, read a passage from scripture and take time to reflect and pray over it. This is what we did at ...read more
On Saturday evening, January 27, I had the privilege of joining nearly 800 Chinese Catholics from throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto and from across Canada for a wonderful fundraising banquet for Salt and Light Catholic Television Network and our Chinese programming division. It was an incredible evening, and we raised close to $50,000.00 to continue ...read more
From the Toronto Sun The city’s new top Catholic is a treasure, a teacher and we should be thrilled to have him To understand how blessed we are to have Thomas Collins coming to this city as the new Archbishop of Toronto, all you have to do is look west to Edmonton. I have never ...read more