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[Signed at the Vatican on the feast of St. Joseph, March 19th, Pope Benedict’s letter to the Catholics of Ireland was released today, Saturday March 20th in Rome.  What follows is the official text of the document.  Visit the Vatican website for more resources.] PASTORAL LETTER OF THE HOLY FATHER POPE BENEDICT XVI TO THE ...read more
The Pope has written a Pastoral Letter to all the Catholics of Ireland, expressing his dismay at the sexual abuse of young people by Church representatives and the way this was addressed by local bishops and religious superiors. He asks that the Letter be read with attention and in its entirety. The Holy Father speaks ...read more
[Salt + Light Television received this news release Friday, March 19th, from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Communications Office] The following statement was made on 18 March 2010 by the Most Reverend Pierre Morissette, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops: “Articles published earlier today in the newspapers The National Post and La ...read more
As we reported on Perspectives and throughout the blog, Cardinal William Levada, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was visiting Ottawa and Kingston, Ontario earlier this week.  His celebration of Mass at Ottawa’s Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica will be broadcast on Salt + Light tonight, March 11th, at 8:30pm ET/9:30pm ...read more
Tony Gagliano, Chairman and CEO of St. Joseph Communications and Chair of the Board of the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation delivered this keynote address during the annual Toronto Police Services Communion Breakfast on Sunday March 7, 2010 at the Colony Hotel Conference Centre in downtown Toronto. Toronto Police Services 46th Annual Communion Breakfast ...read more
After the security breached on Christmas Eve at the Vatican, some are questioning the security at the Vatican. Others are  asking, who is in charge of looking after the Pope? In this week’s Vatican report from Catholic News Service, John Thavis and Carol Glatz discuss Security at the Vatican. Obtenir le lecteur Flash pour voir ...read more
The Canadian magazine Maclean’s has published a lengthy article titled The Truth About Priests. The article addresses clergy abuse, and uses the recent Bishop Raymond Lahey scandal as a starting point. It includes interviews with different psychologists, priests, authors, and victims. The article can be read HERE. ...read more
Obtenir le lecteur Flash pour voir cette vidéo. As many of our readers know Salt + Light Television CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, was in Rome at the end of October as part of his role as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. While there he spoke with Catholic News Service’s Cindy ...read more
The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli presented Salt + Light Television CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, to Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday, October 29th. A consultor to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Fr. Rosica was among those in attendance at the Apostolic Palace for an address by ...read more
Dear Brother Bishops, First of all I would like to thank Archbishop Weisgerber with all my heart for the kind words he addressed to me on your behalf as well as for this video which has moved me because of the good will that has inspired it. The Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of ...read more