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Opening remarks delivered by Archbishop Murray Chatlain at the Tastes of Heaven Gala 2013. He is the new shepherd of the Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas, which covers Northern Ontario, Northern Saskatchewan and Northern Manitoba, as well as Apostolic Administrator of the Mackenzie-Fort Smith diocese in the Northwest Territories. People often ask me, “Bishop Murray, what ...read more
Recently I looked at something I wrote six months ago when Pope Francis had just been elected. Someone had asked me if he was going to be a progressive pope. My response was that I thought Pope Francis would be taking the Church where she needs to go. What I have found most surprising of ...read more
This week the Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica published a letter to the editor on their front page. The letter in question came from a rather high profile reader: Pope Francis. La Repubblica’s editor and co-founder, Eugenio Scalfari had written an article about obstacle to faith. However, Scalfari’s article also made it clear that he ...read more
Former Salt and Light producer Mary Rose Bacani wrote this post for Fathers for Good website, an initiative of the Knights of Columbus. Her husband, Richard Valenti is a senior editor with Salt and Light. To have the heart of another human being beating inside of you is an absolutely life-changing experience. Thus, when I ...read more
On this worldwide day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, Salt and Light is pleased to broadcast the Vigil of Prayer with Pope Francis LIVE from St. Peter’s Square beginning at 1pm ET / 10am PT. You can tune in either by watching our television network or viewing our live stream at saltandlighttv.org/live. For ...read more
Last year, when Fr. Thomas Rosica first gathered the S+L team around the conference table to share thoughts in anticipation of the upcoming Synod on the New Evangelization, I never expected that Sebastian Gomes and I would be charged with putting together a series about it! At the time, it was a Jeremiah moment for ...read more
Pope Francis poses with youths during a meeting with young people from the northern Italian diocese of Piacenza-Bobbio in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Aug. 28.  CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano ...read more
I don’t want to run to the Cross. I want to run from the Cross. And today, the Monday after WYD the Cross beckons me. Today, exhausted, after a week of 16-hour days, I complained to Jesus that I had to do all the work by myself. Actually, I didn’t even complain to Jesus; I ...read more
Before I begin to untangle myself out of this noodle soup I’ve cooked, can I draw your attention to a comment (see comments at the bottom of the blog post) that came from Jason Gennaro — Jason makes an excellent comment that every definition about Marriage has to include God in it. So true. In ...read more
A couple of weeks ago I posted an entry titled: What If I Was Miss California – and I wondered how I would answer if I was asked the same question she was asked, on national television. The question is: Do you believe every State (in the U.S.) should legalise same-sex marriage? My response would ...read more