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Joel 2:12-18 “Blow the trumpet in Zion; sanctify a fast; call a solemn assembly; gather the people. Sanctify the congregation; assemble the aged, gather the children… Between the vestibule and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep. Let them say, ‘Spare your people, O Lord.'” (Joel 2:15, 17) What is the ...read more
Salt + Light Media offers our heartfelt thanks to Cardinal Collins for his 26 years of episcopal leadership in the Church. His ministry as Bishop of Saint Paul, as Archbishop of Edmonton and of Toronto, have been marked by a consistent commitment to integrity, truth, and an impassioned proclamation of the Gospel. We are particularly ...read more
On February 11, 2023, Bishop Francis Leo, Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal, was appointed the 14th Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto succeeding Cardinal Thomas Collins who has served as the Archbishop of Toronto since 2007. At Salt + Light Media, we offer the Archbishop-designate our congratulations and prayers as he begins his service to the ...read more
The Continental Stage of the Synod on Synodality is upon us, and a few noteworthy news items have popped up: First, the consultations for the North American and Oceanian Ecclesial Assemblies are now complete, while the European Assembly is underway. The North American sessions were held online from December 14 to January 25: five in ...read more
A pilgrimage is a spiritual journey to a sacred destination. While seeing beautiful and holy sites can be a perk of going on pilgrimages, people primarily embark on Catholic pilgrimages to encounter God in a profound and personal way. The goal is to come back transformed and, through your prayers, to transform the lives of ...read more
It was April 11, 2019, in a library at Casa Santa Marta – the Pope’s own home. Selva Kiir, the Catholic president of South Sudan, stood next to Riek Machar, his incoming vice president, as well as other South Sudanese civil leaders. They were surrounded by Catholic, Anglican, and Presbyterian leaders from their country and ...read more
Pope Francis will visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo next week, landing in the capital Kinshasa on January 31. He plans to go as a “pilgrim of peace” to a country with a long history of conflict, but one in which the Church plays a critical peacebuilding role. To discover more, Marie Anne Torres, ...read more
“Mother Teresa: No Greater Love” is an inspiring documentary from the Knights of Columbus on the life of St. Teresa of Kolkata. You can watch the trailer here. Deacon Pedro spoke with Director and Producer David Naglieri on the SLHour in October, 2022. Here’s his interview: If you’re curious about the full podcast episode, you ...read more
We are saddened to hear of the death of Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop emeritus of Sydney, Prefect emeritus of the Secretariat for the Economy, and courageous leader of the Church throughout the world. We are especially grateful for his tireless efforts to increase the integrity and transparency of the Holy See’s financial operations, as an ...read more
Gratitude for a generous gift. That is my overwhelming response to the life, ministry, and towering intellect of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Gratitude for this foremost public theologian of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Gratitude for his tireless efforts to communicate the faith of the Church in a world that is forgetting its theological ...read more