BLOG: Andrew Santos
Nearly 100 Israeli, Palestinian and Italian runners put aside all differences as they participated in the 8th annual Pope John Paul II Bethlehem-Jerusalem Peace Run on October 24. The annual race is sponsored by Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, the Vatican’s official travel agency, and the Israeli tourism ministry. The hope is that events like these will ...read more
In these past few months, not only has our Canadian economy cooled, but the European debt crisis continues to spiral out of control. Many economists throughout the world still remain skeptical as to whether any long-term, effective changes will be brought forward. Officials at the Vatican, however, are more optimistic. The Pontifical Council for Justice ...read more
It feels like just yesterday that we celebrated the canonization of Brother André of Montreal, the first Canadian-born male Saint. The lead-up to this historic event last year, as well as the Commemoration Mass in Olympic Stadium, remains fresh in our minds at S+L. To celebrate the first anniversary, S+L will air highlights from last ...read more
All thanks to a Polish nun whose death we remember today, the Universal Church celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday on the 2nd Sunday of Easter. The Divine Mercy devotion is similar in many ways to the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The purpose of this particular devotion is to help those of us who struggle ...read more
The Government of Canada is a step closer to making its Office of Religious Freedom a reality. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird held a roundtable discussion with religious leaders on Monday. The planned Office of Religious Freedom will be located in the Ottawa headquarters of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. There, Baird welcomed nearly 100 religious leaders, ...read more
He was born Giovanni Francesco di Bernadone. He’s Italian. And today, we celebrate his feast day throughout the Universal Church. He is none other than St. Francis of Assisi. Many know St. Francis of Assisi to be a Catholic friar. However, his life is made up of more than just his priestly ministry. St. Francis ...read more
It’s lights, camera, action at Toronto’s St. Basil’s Church on September 28. Fr. Robert Barron, one of the Church’s best messengers, is rolling into town to give the John M. Kelly Lecture in Theology. Scheduled for 7:00pm, his talk will address the theme “To Evangelize the Culture.” Fr. Barron is widely known as an acclaimed ...read more
All of us at Salt + Light had a great start to our work week. An important sheep has returned to the family fold! Alicia Ambrosio has returned to S+L’s headquarters in Toronto. For the last year and a half, Ambrosio served as S+L’s first Vatican correspondent in Rome. In total, she spent seven months ...read more
God works in a very timely manner. Thursday was no different. Late in the afternoon, word spread through the office that press tickets were available for the premiere screening of Habemus Papam at the Toronto International Film Festival. A few fellow producers and I finished our work and made our way over to the Bell ...read more
Many people aspire to be doctors, lawyers and astronauts at a very young age. In today’s tough economic times, you may surprised to learn who has the best job. Look no further. Forbes Magazine released an article on Monday entitled The Ten Happiest Jobs, which ranks clergy at the top of their list for happiest ...read more