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Moms… we all have one. They birth us, feed us, love us, clothe us, fix us, teach us, move us, encourage us, and comfort us. And what do we do in return? Well, hopefully more than send them a card on just one day of the year. At Salt + Light Television, we decided we ...read more
I have always loved the awe-inspiring story of the journey of the Magi seeking Christ in Matthew’s Gospel [2:1-12]. At home in their distant, foreign lands, the three foreigners, most probably astrologers, had all the comforts of princely living, but something was missing- they were restless and unsatisfied. They were seekers, not satisfied with the ...read more
Growing up, our family would always travel out of town to visit my Grandmother over Christmas. On one or two rare occasions, we even spent Christmas Eve and Christmas day at her place. One memory that stands out for me is trying to sleep Christmas Eve on her couch in the living room. I don’t ...read more
What better way to get out of a snowstorm in Toronto than to go into the “deserts” of London, Ontario!!!That’s what I did from Saturday, December 15th, to Monday December 17th. With only a backpack of overnight clothes and my retreat journal, I went on a two hour bus ride to the Monastery of the ...read more
Be sure to tune into Salt + Light Television on Friday, December 21st at 8pm and midnight ET, for a special Christmas concert, “Carols & Brass.” Filmed December 15th at St. Joseph’s Parish in Ottawa, the two hour concert features the carols and hymns from the Choir of Orleans, who were joined by the Regimental ...read more
When we hear Matthew begin his Christmas story abruptly with, “Now the birth of Jesus took place in this way” we may ask ourselves: Where is the introduction to the homeless couple seeking shelter as the woman prepares to give birth? Where is the description of the stable, crude and bare, with cattle bowing gently ...read more
It’s a developmental disorder more common now than Down’s Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis, and one in about 165 individuals have it. It’s autism. The topic of autism has intrigued me ever since I was young. I admit that I never thought twice about the students in the Special Education program in my elementary school, but ...read more
Gaudete Sunday’s first reading from the prophet Isaiah [35:1-10] highlights the paradox of Advent. The prophet captured the paradox of barrenness and rejoicing as no other poet has. Scanning the southern Negev desert’s gnarled surface he saw a vision of God’s new creation. Listen to some of Isaiah’s lyrical desires and hopes: “The wilderness and ...read more
[This blog comes from David LeRoss, a behind the scenes member of the Salt + Light family who last week provided a review the Golden Compass] It’s been a week now since the film version of The Golden Compass opened in theatres. Many Catholics are asking what all the controversy is about: isn’t it just ...read more
Advent is the season of the prophets and the Scripture readings of these weeks and days before Christmas help us to focus our vision and deepen our longing for the Messiah. After the prophets died, even if their words seemed already to have been fulfilled, their sayings were handed on and became the vehicle through ...read more