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In honour of the Year of Faith and the upcoming Synod on the New Evangelization, Salt and Light is producing a series that explores how we evangelize in the postmodern world. We’re pulling out all the stops and asking everyone; from people-in-the-pews to Cardinals and bishops: what is this New Evangelization all about? What opportunities ...read more
If we were to step back for a moment and look at the extent to which traditionally Christian societies have become secular in recent history, we might conclude (quite reasonably) that by all appearances the Faith is dying, if not dead already.  So dangerous is the perception of this cultural shift away from God, that ...read more
I love books. I love going to bookstores and agonizing over which book I’ll read first, what I will re-read next, and (perhaps a little dejectedly) thinking about all the books I haven’t read yet. Somewhere amidst all my nuttiness, I also manage to convince myself that if I could just sleep a few hours a ...read more
By Deborah Gyapong Canadian Catholic News OTTAWA (CCN) – The importance of the New Evangelization and the deep sense of communion between the Church in Canada and the Holy See are two themes that emerged from the recent visit to Rome by a delegation of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). “It is fair ...read more
When’s the last time you thought of the Catholic faith as dynamite? You know, that WOW feeling — where your imagination is enraptured and you appreciate just how amazing the faith is? If you haven’t had the wow feeling in a while or you’re looking for another reason to fall in love with the faith ...read more
Watch live streaming video from cccb2011 at livestream.com Every year, the Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops begins with the president’s report. Bishop Pierre Morissette, whose term as head of the CCCB ends this week, outlined the work that has been done over the past year and the challenges that lie ahead. ...read more
Do we need modern media to proclaim the Good News? We have a duty to evangelize, but is there a wrong way to evangelize? Can modern media, such as Youtube and Facebook, effectively communicate the depth of revelation? Can a tweet bring you one step closer to an encounter with Jesus, the icon of the ...read more
The annual meeting of the Canadian bishops has come to a close. And just in time—the bishops are leaving Cornwall, Ontario for nearby Montreal to celebrate the Mass of Thanksgiving for the canonization of Brother André. (S+L will broadcast the Mass live in French at 1:30 pm ET, repeating in English at 9:30 pm ET.) ...read more
The Synod of Bishops for the Middle East came to a conclusion last Sunday. Catholic News Service’s, Cindy Wooden and John Thavis offer a wrap-up on some of the issues that were discussed. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
On Sunday Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East. During his homily he announced the theme of the next Synod of Bishops, in 2012. That Synod will be focused on new Evangelization. The Holy Father said: I have decided to dedicate the next Ordinary General Assembly, ...read more