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Residents watch a re-enactment of the crucifixion at a procession during Holy Week in Larantuka, Indonesia, March 30, 2010. (CNS photo/Beawiharta, Reuters) ...read more
What is an annulment? Why is it not the same as divorce? Join Deacon Pedro again this Friday as he explores the beautiful teachings of the Catholic Church with regards to Marriage. This week, he speaks with Canon Lawyer, Fr. Alex Laschuk, of the Marriage Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Toronto about annulments and they outline ...read more
A priest of the Diocese of Derry, Ireland reflects on our contemporary understanding of “equality” and the resulting social consequences. How are you going to spend the next five minutes of your time?  You could browse social media or check your email, but how about meeting a fascinating person and learning something relevant that will ...read more
Some of the Salt + Light team are in the Holy Land on pilgrimage. We are also preparing something special for you to watch in the near future. Stay tuned! In the meantime, here is the text of a reflection that was recorded in Jerusalem: Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world, ...read more
March 16, 2016 Although a small number of people attempt to drag Ireland back to unrest and violence, people from across our communities are strongly committed to building bridges towards lasting peace. Following the example of Patrick, I call on Irish people, at home and abroad: open yourselves up to a personal friendship with Christ and to an ...read more
People follow a float in a Holy Week procession in Granada, Spain, March 31, 2010. (CNS photo/Pepe Marin, Reuters) ...read more
Two weeks ago,a few of us at Salt and Light went on a pilgrimage in the Holy Land to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. In Galilee, we made our way to the place where the Holy Family’s life began, in Nazareth, where God became incarnate through His mother. It is in this city located in the north ...read more
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the U.S. Military Services, washes the feet Holy Thursday of a U.S. soldier serving in Afghanistan at Shindand Air Base, located in Herat province. Archbishop Broglio made his pastoral visit to Afghanistan April 15-21, 2014. (CNS photo/courtesy of the Archdiocese for the U.S. Military Services) ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis sets the date for several canonizations including Mother Teresa’s as well as Blessed Stanislaus Papczynski, Blessed Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad, Blessed Jose Gabriel Brochero and Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio. Also, delegates from across the Americas gather in Uruguay for missionary symposium. ...read more
During our pilgrimage in the Holy Land, Salt and Light went to the place which commemorates the Last Supper, where the disciples shared their last meal together before Christ’s Passion. This place is also called Coenaculum or “Cenacle”. The disciples probably had the habit of sharing a meal together and gather for special Jewish feasts. ...read more