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Six o’clock in the morning of a December 16  on a island planted in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, church bells ring.  It is the first day of a Christmas novena on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The novena is called Missas do parto, or Labour Masses. These Masses happen early in the morning more
December 12th is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, one of the most important feasts for the Church in Latin-America. This feast day was always a big one in my life, as my parish in Panama was named Our Lady of Guadalupe. I wrote about this four years ago. Perhaps this story is new more
Fr. Geoffrey Angeles is the composer of one of the three new Mass settings commissioned for Canada, to be used with the revised Roman Missal. Many of you have already been singing Fr. Angeles’ Mass. Here he is in a conversation with S+L’s Pedro Guevara-Mann at the meeting of the National Council of Liturgical Music more
Bishop Pierre Morissette, the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, has released a pastoral letter on the Revised Roman Missal and its liturgical norms. The missal will be implemented across English-speaking Canada on the first Sunday of Advent. September 22, 2011 Dear Brothers and Sisters who assist in the liturgical and catechetical ministries more
As many of you know, there is a new English translation of the Mass and the changes will be implemented beginning this coming Advent. Salt + Light is working with the National Liturgy Office of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on a DVD that will be used for ongoing catechesis on the Mass. We more
The first Mass of the Pope’s Apostolic Visit to Spain took place in Obradoiro Square next to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The square was filled to capacity with over 7,000 people  present, including an estimated 600 priests and 100 Cardinals and Bishops. Another 20,000 people were in the vicinity for the event. The more
Thirty one thousand decades of the Rosary and one hundred and thirty days of Eucharistic adoration. That’s the amount of prayer that benefactors of the charity Aid to the Church in Need have pledged to Pope Benedict XVI. For those of you keeping count, that prayer total works out to more than six months of more
As I shared in my previous post, I spent my vacation in Algonquin Provincial Park and at Madonna House in Combermere, Ontario. In between those adventures, I took a road trip to Newfoundland with my best friend. For one week, we marveled at the Maritime culture, wildlife and dramatic landscape of Gros Morne National Park. more
Obtenir le lecteur Flash pour voir cette vidéo. This Tuesday and Wednesday, Salt + Light Television brings you Canada’s first-ever live webcasts of episcopal ordinations. (Correction: This is an English-language first in Canada–our friends at streamed the ordination of Quebec City Auxiliary Bishops Paul Lortie and Gérald Cyprien Lacroix in May.) We begin at more