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In the Universal Church today, we celebrate the feast of St. Justin the Martyr – one of the first Christian apologists and martyr for our faith. But who was St. Justin the Martyr? Read a brief summary on his life, how he became a saint and his realization of faith. ...read more
Deacon Pedro continues his exploration of the sacrament of Confirmation by looking at its connection with Baptism. ...read more
Last week we saw that Confirmation is not just about being mature enough to know that we want to be Catholic, and we reviewed the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, but we didn’t really explain what Confirmation is really about. Perhaps now is the time to speak about Pentecost. You can’t talk about confirmation without ...read more
As we approach the end of the Easter Season, we begin to prepare for the next celebration; Pentecost. But no one ever acknowledges Mary's role in Pentecost which may have been the most important of them all. ...read more
Next week is the Feast of Pentecost and we enter the season of Confirmations. Most of us are confirmed, but if you are at all like me, you probably have no real understanding of the meaning of the Sacrament. You think that it has to do something with being of age and “confirming” that you ...read more
In regards to the March for Life in Ottawa today (March 10), here are some of Salt+Light's Top 5 Favorite Pope Francis Quotes on Pro-Life from throughout the years. ...read more
Last week we looked at the significance of Jesus being the bread of life. I think most of us get the nourishment part. There is so much spiritual hunger in the world. But the Eucharist is feeding a lot more than what we think. How many of us really recognize all the fruits of receiving ...read more
Last time we saw why Jesus used bread and why He referred to himself as the “bread of life.” In John chapter 6, in what is known as the “Bread of Life Discourse”, Jesus pretty much lays it all out. It was a hard teaching, because at the end of the chapter, John tells us ...read more
Last time we saw how the Eucharist is rooted in the Jewish celebration of Passover. Christ is the new Passover Lamb that was sacrificed in atonement for our sins. We also looked at how the Eucharist is not just a Sacrament in that it makes Christ present, but in the Eucharist, Christ is truly present. ...read more
Today, Pope Francis released a new papal document - Gaudete et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World. The Latin title, Rejoice and Be Glad, comes from Matthew 5:12, part of the Sermon on the Mount - Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven. The Sermon on the Mount figures heavily into the document, providing a sort of 'roadmap' to holiness. Here are a few points to keep in mind as you read through the document: ...read more