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The seasons of Advent and Christmas seem to come so quickly and to be filled with many activities to say the least. In the everyday planning and preparations for family and community celebrations there are inevitably certain individuals who for whatever reason go unnoticed or unrecognized. They make important contributions. They are invaluable in their ...read more
The Season of Advent helps us to prepare for Christmas where we recall in faith Christ’s coming among us. It is also a time in which we look at our present lives and reflect on the second coming of Christ in our own lives and at the end of the ages. It is definitely a ...read more
This year Salt + Light will televise a special Christmas Mass brought to you by The Sunday Mass. From its very first broadcast on Christmas Day forty-four years ago, The Sunday Mass’ television ministry has been joyfully received by the homebound and infirm. Today, their ministry encompasses Christians of all ages as The Sunday Mass ...read more
The Salt and Light Radio Hour comes to the TV screen! Join us for a special made-for-TV Christmas edition of the popular Salt + Light weekly radio program, the SLHour, with all contributors, giving their segments a little Christmas twist: Andrew has a Christmas saint; Gillian learns a Christmas lesson from her kids; Danny looks ...read more
Last week we looked at the Vocation to the Ordained Life and the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The tradition of the priesthood is not specific to Christianity and our tradition dates back to the early days of Judaism. God’s chosen people, the people of Israel, was considered a “kingdom of priests and a holy nation”, but ...read more
Here are some stories being talked about across the Church in Canada this week: When Pope Francis met recntly with people who have autistic disorders and their families, he called on everyone to work together to end the stigma that often comes with the disorder. One Toronto parish has been working on exactly that. Ever ...read more
This week the Council of Cardinals met again in Rome, a consistory was announced, a papal interview was published, and Pope Francis delivered a powerful homily for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe . The Guadalupe homily, delivered in Spanish during a mass Pope Francis celebrated at St. Peter’s, packs a powerful punch and ...read more
This Christmas allow yourself to be transported to the threshold of heaven as Saint Paul’s Choir School debut their first Christmas recording. Join us for a special broadcast featuring select performances and behind-the-scenes interviews from the making of Christmas in Harvard Square. Christmas in Harvard Square premieres December 21, 2014 at 21:00pm ET / 18:00pm ...read more
Christmas Message 2014 The Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops December 4, 2014 As I write this Christmas message, barely a week has gone by since Remembrance Day, a day marked by the still fresh memory of the recent assassinations of two members of the Canadian Armed ...read more