BLOG: Prayer
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Benedict XVI. For October 2012, we join the Holy Father in praying for: New Evangelization. That the New Evangelization may progress in the oldest Christian countries. World Mission Day. That the celebration of World Mission Day may result in a renewed commitment to ...read more
As we get closer to marking the opening of the Year of Faith, Cardinal Collins of Toronto has released the following pastoral letter to each parish and ministry within the Archdiocese of Toronto. This being the feast day of St. Michael, the Cardinal’s intention was to help everyone celebrate and live out the coming year. ...read more
Lectio Divina returns to Salt + Light Television with a brand new season. We’ve been going strong for six full years now — ever since Cardinal Thomas Collins was installed as the Archbishop of Toronto. The theme for the 2012/13 series is “The Year of Faith”. This year’s Lectio Divina will focus on scriptural passages ...read more
From the Office of Readings for September 17, Memorial of St Robert Bellarmine, Bishop and Doctor Excerpt from St. Robert Bellarmine’s ‘On the Ascent of the Soul to God’ O Lord, good and forgiving and abounding in steadfast love, who would not serve you with all his heart, when he has begun at least to ...read more
Following a historic three-day visit to Lebanon, Pope Benedict is now on his way back to Rome. This was a very important trip for the 85-year old Pontiff. Despite increased tension and violence in the Middle East, he spent time meeting with government officials, signed the long-awaited Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Medio Oriente and met ...read more
Earlier today, Pope Benedict celebrated Mass and officially presented the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Medio Oriente at the City Centre Waterfront in Beirut. Published below are copies of his homily and Angelus, which followed the celebration of Mass. Dear Brothers and Sisters, “Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!” (Eph 1:3).  ...read more
This special message comes to us from Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, the Archbishop of Ottawa. His letter coincides with today’s feast, the Triumph of the Cross. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. To commemorate this Golden Anniversary, Pope Benedict XVI wrote ...read more
Below you will find an English translation of the address Pope Benedict gave this past Wednesday inside the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican. In his catechesis, Pope Benedict continued his reflection on prayer, using the book of Revelation. Dear brothers and sisters, Last Wednesday I spoke about prayer in the first part of ...read more
For me, life means Christ, and death is gain: A Reflection for the Feast of St John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Benedict XVI. For September 2012, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Politicians. That politicians may always act with honesty, integrity, and love for truth. Help for Poorest Churches. That Christian communities may have a growing willingness to send missionaries, priests, and ...read more