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S+L BLOG: Jenna Murphy



Do you find yourself ranting about the perils of facebook? Do you overhear busride tales depicting blogosphere character assassination? Do you think you’ve fulfilled your duty when you post a birthday message on a friend’s wall? Social networking takes up a large portion of our lives; not only do we do it, but we talk ...read more
When was the last time you prayed for a miracle? Thanks to the recent canonization of St. André of Montréal, also known by many as the Miracle Man of Montréal, we’ve all been thinking lots about miracles lately. And our nation’s newspapers and media outlets are no exception. In fact, last week nearly every major ...read more
“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity a the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” Luke 21: 25-26 ...read more
Do you ever wonder what the Church will look like in 50 years? Smaller? Stronger? Persecuted? Poor? Some people have their ideas, but at the end of the day, one can only hope and pray. Unless of course you’re in the engine room at the Vatican with a privileged view from the inside. And such ...read more
After eight months with Salt+ Light, I am obviously still “learning the ropes” (and will be for quite some time). Back in June, however, I was asked to attend the World Religions Summit in Winnipeg. Upon my return, I was expected to then produce a summary piece of the meeting in the form of a ...read more
The President of the Pontifical Academy for Life Bishop Ignacio Carrasco de Paula has voiced his concern over the recent awarding of the Nobel Prize for medicine to Professor Robert Edwards. Edwards is responsible for the in vitro fertilization process. His lab created the first test tube baby in 1978. “Without Edwards,” the bishop wrote ...read more
“Do Canadians work too much?” We took to the streets of Winnipeg, Manitoba (and to the virtual streets of Facebook) to chase down public opinion surrounding this very question. We were surprised at the responses, and we think you will be, too! This week join Matthew Harrison (sitting in this week for Pedro Guevara Mann) ...read more
What a whirlwind trip! After four days spent in Scotland and in England the Holy Father is bidding farewell to the faithful of the UK. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the Right Honourable David Cameron, told the Holy Father that his messages were not only heard by the Catholics of the country but ...read more
This afternoon, Salt + Light aired exclusive coverage of Pope Benedict’s meeting with the bishops of England, Scotland and Wales. At the meeting, the head of the bishop’s conference in Scotland, Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien addressed the Holy Father and bestowed upon him the title of “honourary Scotsman”. In his address, the Holy Father acknowledged ...read more
It was a moving scene as thousands of candles glittered in the descending dusk in London’s Hyde park this evening during the vigil for the eve of Cardinal Newman’s beatification. The Holy Father’s transit took nearly an hour as the popemobile snaked leisurely through the streets amid the cheering faithful; many of whom were bearing ...read more