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His Excellency Most Reverend Pedro López Quintana, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada addressed the Canadian Bishops at their annual Plenary Assembly this evening.  The Nuncio spoke at length about the essence of the New Evangelization, often quoting the Instrumentum Laboris (working document for the Synod on the New Evangelization).  He also touched on the importance of Catholic education in Canada ...read more
Salt + Light Television will be providing live daily coverage of the 2012 Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) Plenary Assembly in Sainte-Adèle, Quebec from September 24-28. The Plenary Assembly brings together Catholic bishops from across Canada — some 80 in number — to review pastoral initiatives, receive annual reports as well as share their ...read more
This past Wednesday, the S+L team was on hand at Saint Paul University in Ottawa to host the fourth national screening of our latest film Across the Divide. And what an event it was! At a cocktail reception before the film, church dignitaries mingled with people from all walks of life, including a Canadian senator, ...read more
Salt + Light Television, in partnership with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), is pleased to bring you the CCCB’s annual Plenary Assembly from September 24-28. This year, the event is taking place in Sainte-Adèle, Quebec, which is north of Montreal and in the Diocese of Saint-Jérôme. The nearly 80 bishops who are expected ...read more
Has their moment finally come? After this weekend, many Christians in the Middle East must feel their hope renewed. Pope Benedict arrived in Lebanon on Friday, at a time when other foreign leaders might have cancelled their travel plans to the volatile region. Though civil wars and protests still dominate the headlines, the pontiff’s three-day ...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
One of the most significant moments of the Holy Father’s trip to Lebanon thus far has been the signing of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Eccleisa in Medio Oriente. He signed the message yesterday during his visit to the Melkite Catholic Basilica of St. Paul in Harissa. He then presented it to the people of Lebanon ...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
Pope Benedict XVI is known to have a special place in his heart for young people. Following his meeting with government officials, he delivered an address to young people gathered on the square in front of the Maronite Patriarchate at Bkerke. Published below is a copy of his official text. Your Beatitude, Brother Bishops, Dear ...read more
On Day 2 of Pope Benedict’s trip to Lebanon, he met with members of the government, institutions of the Republic, the diplomatic corps, religious leaders and representatives of the world of culture. The meeting took place inside the Presidential Palace at Baabda. Below, you will find a copy of his address. Mr President, Dear Friends, ...read more