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“I will not leave you orphans” (Jn 14:18) The central purpose of Jesus mission, which culminated in the gift of the Holy Spirit, was to renew our relationship with the Father, a relationship severed by sin, to take us from our state of being orphaned children and to restore us as his sons and daughters. ...read more
Here is a look at the vast and varied things that we’ve been reading about across the country this week: The Fort McMurray fire is still very much front and centre this week. The WCR has this special report about what its like to fight Alberta wild fires. In Saskatoon, the Prairie Messengers is offering ...read more
The head of the International Union of Superiors General on Friday shared details of the organisation’s meeting with Pope Francis, including his comments on women in leadership and the possibility of their being readmitted to the diaconate. Sr Carmen Sammut, the president of the UISG and superior general of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady ...read more
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Cicero Subject Matters is a brand new series on Salt + Light Television that promotes the reading and writing of books in our time. As digital content becomes more prominent and accessible, books are becoming more peripheral in people’s lives. But are they still ...read more
The Charlemagne Prize was created in 1949 by Dr. Kurt Pfeiffer in Aachen, Germany as a reminder and a call for European unity. The 2016 prize was awarded to Pope Francis this week. In post-war Europe several new organizations and pacts were in development. These organizations and agreements would unify Europe economically and politically. However, ...read more
By Carl Hétu, Canadian National Director of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association. With ongoing hostilities in the Middle East, the war in eastern Ukraine that started over two years ago is being overlooked by Western media. Many Canadians that I have spoken with recently have shared their assumptions that things are back to normal and that the ...read more
Vesakh is the most important holiday for Buddhists: in it we commemorate the principal events of the life of Buddha. The feast of Vesakh / Hanamatsuri 2016, in the various countries of Buddhist culture, is celebrated on different dates, according to different traditions. This year the festival is celebrated in some countries on May 14, ...read more
Welcome to S+L’s Weekly News Round-Up. As the Director of Marketing and Communications here at S+L, many interesting Catholic news stories and articles come across my desk on a daily basis. Some of them we’ll cover on our different television programs and others I’d like to share with you on this blog. Enjoy! So the Holy ...read more
Welcome to S+L’s Weekly News Round-Up, where we search, summarize and present to you interesting Catholic News from around the world. As the Director of Marketing and Communications here at S+L, I am exposed to many interesting Catholic news stories and articles on a daily basis. Some of them we cover on our different programs and ...read more