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Catholic commentator and director of CatholicCulture.org Phil Lawler has an excellent counter to the Associated Press story that was circulated last Friday about an Oakland abuse case.  See below: Journalists abandon standards to attack the Pope By Phil Lawler We’re off and running once again, with another completely phony story that purports to implicate Pope ...read more
England based Catholic review The Tablet published an interesting article by Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP, addressing the clerical-abuse scandal, that we share with you below.  You may also want to view Salt + Light Television CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica’s 2005 Witness interview with the Dominican priest HERE. Should I stay or should I go? Clerical-abuse ...read more
[The following article was written by the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus Carl Anderson, and originally appeared in the Monday March 26th edition of Zenit.] Twenty-five years ago, Pope John Paul II inaugurated the celebration of World Youth Day — to be celebrated on Palm Sunday each year. He understood — as does ...read more
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, handling matters of faith, doctrine, theology and the interpretation of Scripture, is one of the most important departments of the Vatican. One of its most illustrious prefects was Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, who headed the dicastery for 24 years prior to his election as Pope in 2005. He ...read more
On Friday, we shared the response by the CCCB to some articles in Canadian newspapers regarding clergy sexual abuse.  One of the papers cited was the National Post.  In the Saturday edition of the Post, CBC personality Rex Murphy offered a response to one of the offending articles: Bluster masquerading as reason A sexual abuse ...read more
[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