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This Wednesday, September 19 at St. Paul’s University, S+L presents the Ottawa premiere of its latest documentary Across the Divide. The film takes viewers to Bethlehem University, depicting the struggles of the students, as well as the religious brothers who administer the only Catholic university in the Holy Land. Following the screening, there will be ...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
In a continuing series of his events in Lebanon today, Pope Benedict visited St. Paul’s Melkite Greek Basilica in Harissa and signed the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Medio Oriente. This stems from a special Synod of Bishops in the Middle East that took place at the Vatican in 2010. Below is a copy of ...read more
After many preparations ahead of Pope Benedict’s trip to Lebanon, he has finally arrived. Today marks the beginning of his three-day pastoral visit to Lebanon. Below, you will find a copy of his speech that he delivered, upon arrival at Beirut’s Rafiq Hariri International Airport. Mr President, It is my honour to accept your invitation, ...read more
Salt + Light Television is proud to bring you live daily coverage of Pope Benedict XVI’s apostolic visit to Lebanon from September 14-16. On his fourth trip to the Middle East as Pope, he will present the conclusions from the 2010 Synod of Bishops on the Middle East. This will be his first trip to ...read more
The long-suffering Christians of the Holy Land are rarely discussed in the West. However, for one night in Toronto, they were the focus of over 350 guests at the St. Michael’s College School Centre for the Arts. The diverse audience came to see the Toronto premiere of Across the Divide. This S+L documentary takes viewers ...read more
S+L fans in the GTA, the long-awaited Toronto premiere of Across the Divide is upon us. The screening takes place tonight at 7 pm at St. Michael’s College School Theatre at 1515 Bathurst Street. Limited tickets remain and can be purchased the Across the Divide website. Proceeds from this special event will go toward Salt ...read more
If you’ve outlawed religion and politics when dining with the in-laws, then you should avoid bringing up the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at your Labour Day BBQ. This volatile mixture of policy and prophecy will singe everyone on the patio, and becomes even more combustible with a little alcohol. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a ...read more
In July 2012, an unprecedented event happened in Shanghai, China. Bishop Ma Daqin, was ordained an auxiliary bishop with papal approval. Upon his ordination he denounced his membership with China’s Patriotic Association (a government agency which controls the Catholic Church in China) in front of the government officials. His courageous declaration received praise inside and ...read more
Yesterday evening in Anaheim, California the annual Knights of Columbus States Dinner was held. Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton, who is also the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, was in attendance and he gave this address to convention participants. The Supreme Annual Convention brings together Knights from across the U.S., Canada, Cuba, ...read more