BLOG: Andrew Santos
Following an incredible nine day trip to Niger, S+L’s Kris Dmytrenko, David LeRoss and I are back in Toronto. As promised to you earlier, here is a sneak peak at some of the people we saw. This happened on Day 5. More than that, Kris, David and I spent the entire day interviewing locals and beneficiaries ...read more
For Kris Dmytrenko, David LeRoss and I, tonight marks our final evening here in Niger. Since July 23, we’ve been on the ground working alongside Canada’s Development and Peace, as well as Caritas Niger, known locally as Caritas Développement Niger (CADEV Niger). CADEV works in partnership with a number of national and international humanitarian organizations to support the ...read more
As we began Day 2 of our work in Niamey, we had the chance to meet with His Grace, Archbishop Michel Cartateguy, SMA – the lone Catholic Archbishop in Niger. S+L’s Kris Dmytrenko sat down with Archbishop Cartateguy for an in-depth interview bright and early this morning. Among the many issues they discussed, Kris and ...read more
After an overnight flight to Paris and another flight to Niamey, we are finally on the ground here in Niger. When we reached Paris early this morning, we met up with Kelly Di Domanico, our Development & Peace representative who joined us on our flight to Niamey. It was quite surreal for our team, and ...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
Over the years, Salt + Light has travelled as far away as Europe and Australia to bring you faith-filled stories in the Universal Church. As of Sunday, Salt + Light will be adding one more continent to our list of places traveled: Africa! Our very own David LeRoss, Kris Dmytrenko and I will be travelling ...read more
This helpful blog post comes to us from Sr. Mary Ann Walsh and our friends at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This latest post, which can be found on the USCCB’s blog, challenges those who live and proclaim the gospel to use social media in a very important and dynamic way. The Gospel ...read more
In 1912, St. Peter’s Seminary opened its doors in London, Ont. One hundred years and 1,036 priests later, the seminary community celebrated its centennial anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving inside the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel on May 22 and St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica on Wednesday, May 23. As the lead Producer for this project, ...read more
Published below is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis that Benedict XVI gave June 27 during his general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall. Pope Benedict continued his catecheses on prayer by reflecting on the Christological hymn contained in St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Dear brothers and sisters, Our prayer is made up, ...read more
Earlier this evening, the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals held its annual awards ceremony at the Indianapolis Convention Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Gabriel Award for Best Arts Documentary was presented to Salt + Light Television for its 2011 documentary, “Panes of Glory.” Accepting the award from academy president, Frank Morock, was Fr. Michael ...read more