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Father Matthew-Anthony Hysell was ordained tonight at St. Joseph’s Basilica in Edmonton. Archbishop Richard Smith presided the joyous occasion. Father Hysell will celebrate his first mass at Providence Renewal Centre on Saturday morning, December 8, 2012. He is pictured here with David LeRoss and Cheridan Sanders of the Salt and Light team. Stay tuned to ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: The College of Cardinals welcomed six new prelates this weekend. We bring you complete highlights from Saturday’s consistory and yesterday’s events in Rome. ...read more
Solemnity of Christ the King – November 25, 2012 Homily of Pope Benedict XVI Your Eminences, Dear Brother Bishops and Priests, Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today’s Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe, the crowning of the liturgical year, is enriched by our reception into the College of Cardinals of six new members whom, following tradition, ...read more
When a bishop becomes a cardinal, he receives a new red hat and several new jobs within the Church, among them that of pastor for a Roman parish. Six bishops from different parts of the world will become Roman pastors this Saturday. Pope Benedict XVI announced on October 24 that he would elevate six bishops ...read more
Sebastian Gomes attended the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization in Rome this past October as a correspondent for Salt + Light.  In this first of three articles, he discusses the change in mentality at Vatican II to one of openness and adaptation. During the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization for the ...read more
The full text of Pope Beendict XVI’s homily at the Mass concluding the XIII Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the New Evangelization. Dear Brother Bishops, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Brothers and Sisters, The miracle of the healing of blind Bartimaeus comes at a significant point in the structure of Saint Mark’s ...read more
Much more than a concert! Growing up in Montreal, I greatly admired how diverse communities would gather together for major festivals, events and celebrations throughout the year. The diversity and openness astonished me. There was always a cool festival or event to visit – one that would allow us to delve into any number of ...read more
Fr. Thomas Rosica, Cardinal-Designate Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, and Salt and Light’s Sebastian Gomes at the Synod on the New Evangelization shortly after Tagle was named Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI at his General Audience on October 24, 2012.  To see more of the new Cardinal-to-be, view our special WITNESS interview with him ...read more
Earlier today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement recognizing the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha. Published below is a copy of his text.  “Today in Vatican City, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha was declared a Saint by Pope Benedict XVI, making her North America’s first Aboriginal Saint. “Saint Kateri – also known as ‘Lily of ...read more
The time has come for the premiere of our latest documentary! Here’s some background information on St. Kateri Tekakwitha (on whom this documentary is centred). For 350 years, a young Christian Mohawk woman has been interceding for and inspiring natives and non-natives around the world. Written accounts from Jesuit missionaries in the late 17th century ...read more