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Today shortly after noon, Pope Francis addressed the participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. Pope Francis said the goal of the Church for its communications efforts is to understand how to enter into dialogue with the men and women of today in order to appreciate their desires, their doubts and ...read more
Fr. Rosica’s introduction: Allowing ourselves to be looked upon by Jesus, whose gaze changes our lives: this was the focus of Pope Francis’ remarks after the readings at Mass on Saturday morning, the Feast of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, whose conversion story is told in the Gospel passage of the day, a Gospel story that has ...read more
Opening remarks delivered by Archbishop Murray Chatlain at the Tastes of Heaven Gala 2013. He is the new shepherd of the Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas, which covers Northern Ontario, Northern Saskatchewan and Northern Manitoba, as well as Apostolic Administrator of the Mackenzie-Fort Smith diocese in the Northwest Territories. People often ask me, “Bishop Murray, what ...read more
Recently I looked at something I wrote six months ago when Pope Francis had just been elected. Someone had asked me if he was going to be a progressive pope. My response was that I thought Pope Francis would be taking the Church where she needs to go. What I have found most surprising of ...read more
The Archbishop of Dublin has said the Catholic journalist and the Catholic newspaper must be professional and live up to the highest professional standards of the broader profession to which they belong. He was speaking at the Faith of our Fathers conference in Kilkenny on Friday, September 13. Archbishop Martin added that the highest professional standard applies also to ...read more
This week the Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica published a letter to the editor on their front page. The letter in question came from a rather high profile reader: Pope Francis. La Repubblica’s editor and co-founder, Eugenio Scalfari had written an article about obstacle to faith. However, Scalfari’s article also made it clear that he ...read more
Former Salt and Light producer Mary Rose Bacani wrote this post for Fathers for Good website, an initiative of the Knights of Columbus. Her husband, Richard Valenti is a senior editor with Salt and Light. To have the heart of another human being beating inside of you is an absolutely life-changing experience. Thus, when I ...read more
  Homily of His Holiness Pope FrancisVigil of Prayer and FastingSaturday September 7, 2013 “And God saw that it was good” (Gen 1:12, 18, 21, 25).  The biblical account of the beginning of the history of the world and of humanity speaks to us of a God who looks at creation, in a sense contemplating it, ...read more
On this worldwide day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, Salt and Light is pleased to broadcast the Vigil of Prayer with Pope Francis LIVE from St. Peter’s Square beginning at 1pm ET / 10am PT. You can tune in either by watching our television network or viewing our live stream at saltandlighttv.org/live. For ...read more
Last year, when Fr. Thomas Rosica first gathered the S+L team around the conference table to share thoughts in anticipation of the upcoming Synod on the New Evangelization, I never expected that Sebastian Gomes and I would be charged with putting together a series about it! At the time, it was a Jeremiah moment for ...read more