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Friday has brought exciting news for the Canadian Church: there’s been a number of Episcopal appointments by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI! Salt + Light rejoices with those in the areas of Vancouver, Kingston, and New Westminister at the good news! You can read all about the appointments HERE. One of the appointments involves the ...read more
This Sunday, June 3rd at 9:00 pm ET Salt and Light unveils our newest show “Eye on the Church.” You can read more about it here. The first episode in this investigative series is “Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust.” One scripture passage that has always inspired me was Christ’s words in the Gospel of ...read more
Today’s feast of the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth invites us into a deeply personal moment of the Scriptures (Luke 1:39-56). The Precursor and the Lord are both hidden from each other. Yet even before the two women embrace, John leaped for joy in his mother’s womb, having recognized the presence of the Lord and ...read more
I think many of us would think that someone who would run a double marathon, that’s 52 miles, or 84 kilometres, is of a different breed. We might be quick to judge that person and consider them a ‘running fanatic,’ or at the very least a sucker for punishment! But what if that person was ...read more
I hope you will watch our Zoom broadcasts on both last Friday and this coming Friday as we present a great new documentary film called “Champions of Faith.” The film was released on baseball’s opening day in April and has impressed everybody from Cardinals and Bishops to little league ballplayers. “Champions of Faith” features Major ...read more
The artists of the Middle Ages loved to contrast the Tower of Babel with the “Tower” of the Upper Room. Babel symbolizes the divisions of people caused by sin. Pentecost stands for a hope that such separations are not a tragic necessity. The babbling mob of Babel compares poorly with the heartfelt unity of the ...read more
This weekend Salt + Light Television will bring you two beautiful concerts from Italy. The first is from Gen Rosso and the International Performing Arts Group comprised of 17 Members from 9 Nations including Brazil, D. R. Congo, Kenya, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Philippines, and Poland. This performance from Grom Turin will air Saturday @ ...read more
From the Toronto Sun The green revolution has a not-so-new player. “The Vatican is going green … and Al Gore is not leading the charge this time” were the headlines at a recent conference in the U.S. about the church’s increased engagement and interest in environmental questions. It’s an interest being championed by the Pope ...read more
It’s the Victoria Day holiday in Canada (a happy belated Victoria Day to all of you out there!), but this year I find myself spending the day in Riverdale, New York. Riverdale is a wonderfully green suburb, twenty some-odd minutes north of Manhattan. (I have yet to spot Archie, or Jughead, but my hopes remain ...read more
In the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles for this year’s Solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord, the disciples were anxious for answers. They asked, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” They thought “the promise of the Father” would bring about an age of political ...read more