BLOG: Advent and Christmas
Oscar Romero, the Archbishop of El Salvador who was assassinated in 1980 and was an incredible witness to human rights, had a heart that was always drawn to the poor and neglected. On December 24th, 1978, three years before he was killed, he writes: This is the Christian’s joy: I know that I am a ...read more
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Mary and Me
Gillian Kantor
December 23, 2009
As my family and I count down to Christmas, we are trying to keep a watchful eye on our crèche, lest our preparations get us out of control and into commercialism. Perhaps it is a lofty goal but rather than getting lost in a shopping mall, we want to get lost in contemplation of the ...read more
Just a reminder that Tuesday, December 22nd is the last Zoom for 2009. Zoom will return from hiatus in the new year on January 4th. In place of Zoom, on our digital cable network at 7pm and 11pm ET, we will be broadcasting The 12 Days of Christmas feature that you may remember from last ...read more
As Advent winds down, we remind you that we will open the Christmas season with Pope Benedict XVI’s celebration of Holy Mass on the Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord from St. Peter’s in Rome. In a break from tradition, midnight Mass will actually be celebrated at 10pm Rome time. Therefore, you can tune ...read more
As heard on the Monday, December 14th edition of Zoom, the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is reminding the faithful to keep focused on Christ this time of year. In the CCCB’s Christmas message, Bishop Pierre Morissette writes: When we find ourselves caught up in decorations and advertisements, God invites us to ...read more
[This blog comes from Fr. Chris Valka, CSB. During his theological studies in Toronto, Fr. Valka worked with us at Salt and Light Television. He is now teaching at Catholic Central High School in Detroit, Michigan.] One of the things I have learned as I have traveled around from one assignment to the other is ...read more