BLOG: Alicia Ambrosio
As anyone who reads this blog will know by now, Vancouver has a new Archbishop, Michael Miller. This past weekend, a Salt + Light crew traveled to Vancouver to cover his Mass of Thanksgiving, which officially marks the beginning of his tenure as Vancouver’s spiritual leader. That Mass will air on Salt + Light this ...read more
Let me tell you story of a little town, in a place far, far away that is often forgotten. This place is called Vancouver. Okay, so it’s not a town, and it is certainly not that forgotten. But let me tell you a story about Vancouver anyway. Back in 2004 Vancouver received as their Archbishop, ...read more
When you put the sugar in your coffee this morning, did you stop to think about where that sugar came from? I know I certainly never would have. Recently, however, I picked up a book by Elizabeth Abbott, a Toronto based writer. Her book Sugar: A Bittersweet History had me thinking twice, even three times, ...read more
There’s a saying in Italian, “Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi.” It means: “Christmas with your family, Easter with who ever you want”…which is why I am in Vancouver. Being home after a year away – probably more like four years away, if I count all my experiences abroad, is a surreal experience. ...read more
Zoom will go on a Christmas hiatus, as usual, this year with Monday the 22nd being the last day. However, we won’t be leaving you without something to watch. From December 26th to January 4th at 7pm you can join me as I sit down with a different member of the S+L family to find ...read more
A couple of weeks ago I posted a note about how the organizers of WYD 2011 in Madrid are hoping to “live intensely” the next three years and touch hearts. It looks like they’ve got their work cut out for them. In the northern Spanish city of Valladolid, a judge has ruled that Macias Picavea ...read more
Here at Salt+Light we’re all world travelers at heart. Physically we’re sitting at our desks in Toronto….but mentally we’re all off in different far flung places. We’re not the only people like this, apparently. Our friends at H20 News in Rome (where most of us would like to be) have Madrid on the brain. Even ...read more
As an undergrad student studying English Literature I developed a new life philosophy: “that which is understood need not be analyzed”. This was to create a healthy intellectual distance between myself and the professors and teaching assistants who insisted on analyzing to death every minute details of anything that was read as part of the ...read more
Today’s Zoom story about he anniversary of John Paul II ‘s election as Pope brought back some happy memories. No, I’m not old enough to remember his election. (to be honest, I didn’t exist yet). Living in Rome from 2004 to 2007, I discovered how deeply entrenched the image of Pope is in the consciousness ...read more
On today’s Zoomcast I interview Rob Astorino, the program director for The Catholic Channel on Sirius Radio. In his own words The Catholic Channel is talk radio by “average Catholics” for “average Catholics.” Astorino said he sees it as a way to bring the church to those who go to Mass, live the faith, but ...read more