Coast to Coast: June 12 to 17
Alicia Ambrosio
June 18, 2016
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Here is a sample of what we've been reading about across this vast country of ours.
In Vancouver, one of the Syrian families that arrived in Canada in February sits down to share their story and their experience of welcome on the west coast.
In Winnipeg: Even though the pope’s encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ was released a year ago, awareness of the plight of our common home is still front and centre. Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg and the Manitoba office of Development and Peace are making sure of that.  
In Toronto: A Basilian priest from Edmonton has been named the new auxiliary bishop for Toronto.
In Montreal: World Youth Day pilgrims are preparing for their upcoming trip with the help of a holocaust survivor. Their itinerary includes a visit to Auschwitz, the WWII Nazi death camp.
http://www.catholicregister.org/item/22490-man-who-survived-holocaust-as-child-prepares-wyd-participants-for-auschwitz
Most recent BLOG:
The Holy Father sent letters to Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan and to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Archbishop of Krakow, thanking the Church of Poland for hosting the World Youth Days this past July. In today’s Perspectives, we also take a look into Mother Teresa’s spiritual “dark night” as we approach her canonization in September. ...read more
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A month after that memorable experience of World Youth Day Krakow, Salt and Light Television is pleased to bring you a special hour-long WYD Wrap-Up show this Wednesday, August 24 at 9pmET / 6pmPT. There were so many great story lines: the World Youth Day returning to its birthplace, the city of Saint John Paul II. ...read more
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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – August 28, 2016 Jesus’ most important teaching moments in Luke’s Gospel take place at meals, parties, and celebrations, and we learn that each meal has a far greater significance than simply eating and drinking with others. Today’s table talk takes place in the context of the journey ...read more
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Through the end of July, I had the responsibility of working on the ground in Poland on Salt + Light’s coverage of World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow. I could write many different blog posts on the diverse and beautiful experiences I had there, and I will certainly write a few more. But I want to focus on ...read more
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Recently while preparing a homily for the Feast of the Assumption, I was reading Munificentissimus Deus by Pope Pius XII. It’s the Apostolic Constitution that defines the Dogma of the Assumption of Mary. In the document, the Pope refers to Mary as “August Mother” (pronounced /ô’guhst/ and used as an adjective –not pronounced /aw-guhst/, like ...read more