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Today on Perspectives, the Pope’s weekly Angelus address, there’s a new resident at Casa Santa Marta, the Pope issues a Motu Proprio, Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits a Toronto parish and we talk to Salt + Light’s Jeroen van der Biezen in Israel. ...read more
Issues of an ecumenical and interfaith nature hold a special place in my heart. In John’s gospel account, I hold Jesus’ words to be true when he speaks with his disciples and says, “Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. I made ...read more
Today on Perspectives, a look at the general audience from St. Peter’s Square, daily mass with the Holy Father and lots of new on St. Anthony of Padua. ...read more
To some, the leadership of the Church represents a distant, shadowy club. The term “hierarchy” has been irreparably damaged, so loaded with connotations of stodgy elites isolated in plush curial offices. But those who actually know the leaders of our Church can see a very different image. The Cardinal Archbishop of Toronto, Thomas Collins, is ...read more
After an incredibly busy year here at the office, I began wondering how I would spend my two weeks holidays. To date, I really haven’t taken any personal days for myself. It’s been go, go, go all year with many exciting projects. Many possibilities presented themselves. I was asked a few months ago by a ...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
This post was written in 2010, just after Ontario hosted the G20 summit. Kris Dmytrenko reflects on how that event and the WYD2002 Way of the Cross changed the city. It takes a powerful force to interrupt the flow of a city like Toronto. If streets are closed for a parade, drivers find other routes ...read more
On this special episode of Perspectives: The Weekly Edition, Andrew Santos, filling in for Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann, walks down memory lane and celebrates the 10th Anniversary of World Youth Day in Toronto. Santos is joined by Salt + Light CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica (former National Director of WYD2002), as well as David Knapp of CBC. ...read more
Earlier today in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Monsignor Wayne Kirkpatrick, P.H. as Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Toronto, Ont. He will assist the Archbishop of Toronto, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, as well as the other Auxiliary Bishops: the Most Reverend John A. Boissonneau, William McGrattan and Vincent Nguyen. Cardinal Collins, in a statement, welcomed ...read more
To much fanfare throughout Canada, the Archbishop of Toronto was recently made a Cardinal by Benedict XVI. Last night, Cardinal Thomas Collins returned to where it all began: his hometown parish in Guelph, Ontario, where he had been baptized. The faithful filled the Church of Our Lady Immaculate for a celebration of Evening Prayer. He ...read more