BLOG: Laudato Si\'
CCCB Plenary Assembly 2016 The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will hold its annual Plenary Assembly on September 26th to the 30th, 2016, at the Nav Canada Centre, Cornwall, Ontario, in the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall. Salt + Light Television will broadcast events live online and on television with selected repeats throughout the day. Here’s ...read more
  Here is a sample of what we’ve been reading about across this vast country of ours. In Vancouver, one of the Syrian families that arrived in Canada in February sits down to share their story and their experience of welcome on the west coast. In Winnipeg: Even though the pope’s encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ was ...read more
Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Laudato Sì: Reflecting One Year Later In May 2006, former US Vice President Al Gore released the groundbreaking documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” While climate change debate has continued ever since, while concrete solutions seem to drip slower than maple sap in March. The question remains: are we willing to deal with this ...read more
St. Augustine told us, “He who sings, pray twice.” I love music. I believe that music is sound reaching out to truth and prayer in song is music reaching out to love. “For the Beauty of the Earth” is one of the hymns I really like. The lyrics are written by Folliott Sandford Pierpoint and ...read more
The 2016 John M. Kelly Lecture University of St Michael’s College, Toronto St Basil’s Church, 21 March 2016 Laudato si’: Let’s Redefine “Progress” – Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson Introduction Thank you for the kind invitation to deliver the 2016 Lecture in honour of Basilian Fr. John Kelly, your illustrious President from 1958 to 1978. The ...read more
Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Archbishop emeritus of Cape Coast (Ghana),  will deliver this year’s John M. Kelly Lecture in Theology entitled Laudato Si’: Let’s Redefine” Progress,” on Monday, March 21, in St. Basil’s Parish at 7 p.m. While in Toronto, Cardinal Turkson will also celebrate the ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For February 2016, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Care for Creation – That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations.  Asia – That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter between the Christian faith ...read more
Why should we care for the environment? by Sr. Damien Marie Savino, FSE and Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann We began with a simple question and the quest for the answer led us to fascinating discoveries. We never thought, when we started working on this project, that we would one day have an encyclical on the environment, on the care ...read more
Last week, I explained how asking a simple question like how we should care for the environment led us to ask many more other questions, from looking through the creation narrative in the Book of Genesis, to discovering that our desire to learn about created things begins with a sense of wonder. Sr. Damien Marie ...read more
As Canada’s only Catholic Television Network that broadcasts across the nation 24 hours a day seven days a week, we run a fairly tight operation. With 30 or so full time employees, everyone is constantly doing one thing or another. But when it comes to lunch time, there is no messing around. We sit, we ...read more