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The Pope’s afternoon on day two of his UK visit is one not soon to be forgotten. The events, the public figures, the speeches and the ideas put forth have all paved the way for a new and positive direction for the role of faith in society. His visit to Westminster Hall drew a crowd more
Martyrs’ Shrine is a popular destination for many faithful from different cultural backgrounds. On Saturday, it was the Irish who ventured out to Midland, Ontario for Mass and a day of prayer. It was for the annual Irish Peace Garden commemoration. It was ten years ago that the Peace Garden was erected at the Shrine. more
It’s a feast of the Assumption not soon to be forgotten. A cruel prank was pulled on over 30,000 pilgrims gathered yesterday in Lourdes, located in southwest France. Police received an anonymous phone call about a bomb threat to the Shrine. The call came in as thousands of worshippers, priests and nuns were congregating for more
Stressing out is a natural reaction a person has towards a difficult situation. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no class act when it comes to sweating the small stuff. When life gives me lemons I don’t always think to add the sugar right away. After the fact I’ll reflect on God, pray more
Happy 400th Anniversary to the Mi’kmaq First Nations people. The Mi’kmaq peoples’ annual St. Anne’s Mission took place in Cape Breton this weekend. St. Anne’s Mission is one of the longest running annual assemblies in North America. They meet each year to celebrate their faith and promote their culture. This year was particularly special as more
“Video Killed the Radio Star” was a popular song in the ’80s, but that message definitely doesn’t pertain to the social-media savvy radio personalities of the new millennium. Catholic radio hosts have been working overtime to promote the Catholic faith to young adults. Young adults have their fingers on the pulse and are constantly looking more
Antiques Roadshow is one of my guilty television pleasures. I find it fascinating how people can have priceless objects just sitting around their homes for years that get passed down through the generations or that they pick up at the odd yard sale for $20.  (Sometimes I even venture down into my basement to see more
A few of Salt+Light’s team celebrated Mass in a different way this Sunday: at the Honda Indy Races. The Indy took place this past weekend at Exhibition Place in Toronto. We were the guests of Father Phil De Rea, MSC, Catholic Chaplain of the Indy Racing League Ministry (IRL). Father Phil has been a  close more
For our viewers in the Greater Toronto Area: A chance to venerate the relics of a remarkable modern day Blessed on her way to Sainthood. An exhibit of Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s relics will be open to the public today (Friday July 9th) and Saturday July 10th. They are here for the occasion of the more
The past two weeks have been a whirlwind adventure through Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. I am overwhelmed by how much I’ve been exposed to and had the opportunity to learn about  in such a relatively short amount of time. I tried to soak everything up from religious affairs, politics, Irish culture, economics, more