BLOG: Alicia Ambrosio
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
I picked up a few bad habits in Journalism school. One is that I have two cappuccinos before 10:00am and the other is that every morning the first thing I do is turn on the news. The former gives me a jolt of energy, the latter sometimes has the ability to give me the shivers. ...read more
If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears, did it really fall? We all know the answer to that one. Let’s take that concept, (okay, maybe stretch it just a wee bit for illustrative purposes) and look at Medjugorie. If an apparition happens, a devotion develops surrounding that apparition, and people are converted ...read more
Tuesday was the second official day of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention here in Quebec City and the most jam-packed day. It started early for us Salt + Light’ers. My alarm went off at 6am and somehow I managed to get myself in gear. The day kicked off with the opening Mass. Watching the ...read more
The Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) is an agency of the Holy See, set up in 1926 by Pope Pius XII to give humanitarian and pastoral support to the Church in the Middle East, North East Africa, and Eastern Europe. The Canadian arm of CNEWA has launched an emergency appeal to raise funds to ...read more
Tonight’s Catholic Focus is special for a couple reasons: one being that it’s my very first! Secondly, the guests that appear on the program. The Catholic Register’s publisher and editor Joseph Sinasac joins me in studio to look at the world of Catholic media; it’s ups and downs, and why a journalist would want to ...read more