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He celebrated his first Mass as a cardinal with Pope Benedict XVI, gave thanks with his priests in Toronto, and now His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins will go to the place where it all began for a special celebration. On March 22, Cardinal Collins will visit Guelph, Ont. and preside at a vespers prayer service. ...read more
As Mass began in Toronto’s Cathedral this morning, more than a few familiar faces lined the pews. The mayors of Toronto and its neighbouring municipalities were in attendance, seated alongside an MPP from the Ontario government, the provincial leader of the opposition, and the Lieutenant Governor. They came to welcome back one of their own. ...read more
Tune in to Salt + Light as Canada welcomes home its newest Cardinal, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, with a special Mass of Thanksgiving on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT LIVE from St. Michael’s Cathedral. In addition to the expected 1,000 well-wishers, dignitaries and friends that are expected to attend, ...read more
This morning in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Benedict created 22 new Cardinals at an Ordinary Public Consistory. Included among them was the Archbishop of Toronto, Cardinal Thomas Collins. During his address, the Holy Father told the new Cardinals that the scarlet colour of their robes and birettas is a symbol of martyrdom. Like Christ, and ...read more
Pope Benedict gathered the faithful earlier today at St. Peter’s Square, where he proclaimed the Angelus. In a special announcement following the Angelus, he announced the appointment of 22 new Cardinals, including Toronto’s Archbishop Thomas Collins. A consistory will be held at the Vatican Feb. 18 and 19.   ...read more
By now you’ve heard the great news for the Canadian Church: Toronto’s Archbishop has been named a Cardinal. All the local and national news outlets have been covering the story, including the CBC’s six minute phone interview with Archbishop Thomas Collins this morning. The Pope made the announcement following the celebration of Mass and the ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: The Holy Father presides over a solemn liturgy for cardinals and bishops who have died in the course of the year and we introduce you to the world of creche. ...read more
The business of being Church is not an easy one. I discovered this while working for the WYD2002 office. I have said on numerous occasions that this amazing experience was a great blessing for me and for my family. One of the blessings is that I got to see the best of the Church. At ...read more
Last Friday afternoon, I arrived at the 5th floor, resource Library of the Catholic Pastoral Centre in Toronto for a special book signing of Archbishop Thomas Collins’ new book, Pathway to our Hearts: A Simple Approach to Lectio Divina with the Sermon on the Mount. As many of you know, Archbishop Collins is a great fan of the tradition of praying with Scriptures. “Lectio divina” literally means “sacred reading” and in this book, Collins shares an accessible approach to and a fresh perspective on this ancient practice. Compiled from the transcripts of his first lectio series at St. Michael’s Cathedral, from 2007, the book invites readers to listen to the Word of God and ask what this word tells them about loving God with their mind, their heart and with their hands. The book is for anyone who wants to pray with the Word of God and develop a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. ...read more
Salt + Light Television is featured in the March edition of Ignatius Press’ Catholic World Report magazine.  Author Kathy Shaidle spoke to Salt + Light CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica about the network springing from World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto.  See the article below: LIKE A TIME-RELEASE CAPSULE Salt + Light Television, which came out ...read more