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S+L BLOG: Ottawa



First I want to express how deeply humbled I am at the trust and confidence the Lord has placed in me. I express my gratitude and devotion to Pope Francis who has chosen me for this role and to His Grace, Archbishop Prendergast for his constant support and encouragement. I feel that this is also ...read more
This past Wednesday, the S+L team was on hand at Saint Paul University in Ottawa to host the fourth national screening of our latest film Across the Divide. And what an event it was! At a cocktail reception before the film, church dignitaries mingled with people from all walks of life, including a Canadian senator, ...read more
Has their moment finally come? After this weekend, many Christians in the Middle East must feel their hope renewed. Pope Benedict arrived in Lebanon on Friday, at a time when other foreign leaders might have cancelled their travel plans to the volatile region. Though civil wars and protests still dominate the headlines, the pontiff’s three-day ...read more
This special message comes to us from Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, the Archbishop of Ottawa. His letter coincides with today’s feast, the Triumph of the Cross. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. To commemorate this Golden Anniversary, Pope Benedict XVI wrote ...read more
Salt + Light is pleased to announce we will be hosting special screenings of our latest film, Across the Divide, in Toronto and Ottawa this September. The film depicts the plight of the students of Bethlehem University and the struggles faced by the De La Salle Brothers who administer the school. Bethlehem University is the ...read more
Thousands of pro-life supporters from across Canada gathered on Parliament Hill in Ottawa yesterday for the 2012 National March for Life. Khoi Vu and I had the great privilege in taking part in this year’s events. Cloudy skies and a constant threat of rain did not deter the young, old, man and woman from coming ...read more
Today on Perspectives we look at the National March for life in Ottawa, the presentation of the Fifth Eucharistic Congress and in our series on Marian devotions we speak about Our Lady of Lourdes. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Archbishop Prendergast receives an Anglican community into the Catholic Church, two bishops in China are released after being held by the government, and we take a look at what’s happening across the country. ...read more
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa, Canada tells us that Christians are to see themselves as “raised with Christ.” More than that, they are called to spread the mystery of Easter to the world. Published below is his complete Easter message. On behalf of His Grace, Archbishop Prendergast and our entire team at Salt and Light ...read more
On the first night of the 2012 Canadian Catholic Youth Ministry Network Conference, a multitude of youth ministers, lay pastoral associates, archdiocesan youth directors, and university chaplains gathered in St. Patrick’s Basilica in downtown Ottawa.  This conference, that happens every two years, was held at the Ottawa Marriott hotel. Nearly 300 people gathered together to ...read more