After a twenty hour flight to Australia and an exhausting first day, the white computer screen is burning my eyes just a little. I’m determined to promptly finish my work though, as I’d rather not walk from this internet cafe to my residence much past midnight. While the rest of the S+L team is lodged more
We’re delighted to have two Salt + Lighters blogging for the Catholic News Service World Youth Day blog. Associate producer Kris Dmytrenko and Basilian scholastic Chris Valka are part of a team of eight blogging for CNS ‘on the ground’ in Australia bringing different perspectives and experiences of WYD08 to the world. You can visit more
The Salt + Light crew has left our Toronto broadcast centre and are en route to Austrailia as I type this. They’ll arrive in the land down under early Sunday morning, Sydney time (they’re 14 hours ahead of Toronto). Three years have already passed since Cologne, and it’s amazing to think that we’re a couple more
Most of us would agree that in most Parishes ministry is divided into the following categories: sacramental ministry, ministry to families, to children, to adolescents and ministry to the elderly. But what about ministry to young adults? In this new episode of Catholic Focus we look at the challenges of ministering to young adults in more
Though it’s already been a few weeks since the Eucharistic Congress, I couldn’t very well move on to thinking about World Youth Day without sharing my incredible and unique experience of the week in Québec. First, I should mention that I truly enjoyed the privilege of being part of the Salt + Light team in more
Today we celebrate the memorial of a favourite blessed for those of us here at Salt + Light: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. An exciting twist to the feast day this year is his involvement in Sydney’s World Youth Day. As many of you have probably read — or heard reported on Zoom — the body more
Sigh…. well, some sad and disappointing news on Canada Day with the announcement of the appointment of Henry Morgentaler to the Order of Canada. Quick to respond to the news has been the Archdiocese of Toronto. Archbishop Thomas Collins has released a statement (click HERE for that) and the Archdiocesan website has also published a more
With it being Canada Day, I couldn’t help but pull out my bible and read Psalm 72 (see below for full text). That’s the psalm that Canada takes it’s motto from – A Mari Usque Ad Mare — “From Sea to Sea” (72:8). From what I understand, the use of the word dominion in that more
Congratulations to Archbishop Anthony Mancini of Halifax and Archbishop Martin William Currie of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, who received the pallium today from Pope Benedict XVI. Every year on the solemnity of the two great Apostles Saints Peter and Paul, the pallium is imposed upon Archbishops that have been appointed in the previous twelve months. It more
With Vespers at St. Paul Outside the Walls on Saturday evening, on the eve of the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Benedict XVI will inaugurate a year dedicated to St. Paul! The year marks the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of the Apostle of the Gentiles, and is an invitation by the Holy more