Pope Benedict XVI’s vacation has come to a conclusion and he’s back at Castel Gandolfo, 30 kilometers south of Rome. The Pontiff resumed the Wednesday General Audience and spoke about St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, St. Maximilian Kolbe and the feast of the Assumption. Before he spoke about that he made some comments that more
[The following is a reflection for the feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, August 14th, from Michael Knox, a Jesuit scholastic who has appeared in the past on Salt + Light] As we look back on the events surrounding the Second World War, a time in our history filled with courage, unprecedented human devastation, noble action, more
[This blog comes from Fr. Chris Decker, a visiting priest from the Diocese of Baton Rouge] It’s amazing how an accidental meeting can bring about a wonderful community of new friends. I was at Gamarelli in Rome, the historical clergy supply store – a kind of tourist destination for priests, browsing through their supplies, when more
[This blog come from Christopher Pietraszko, a seminarian who has been interning at Salt + Light throughout the summer] We live in a world that is always on the cutting edge, always developing clever gadgets, more sophisticated equations, and trying to understand the nature of the universe and how it works. We are bombarded with more
[This blog come from Christopher Pietraszko, a seminarian who has been interning at Salt + Light throughout the summer] The summer has moved quite fast, and I’m sad that my time at Salt + Light is over, but I am quite grateful to Fr. Thomas Rosica and all the staff for their charity and joy. more
As the world turns its attention to Beijing for the Olympics, Pope Benedict XVI made a timely visit to the town of Oies. The town is not only a short distance from Bressanone, where the Pontiff is vacationing, but it is the birthplace of Saint Josef Freinademetz. The saint was a Divine Word missionary who more
The Knights of Columbus 126th Supreme Convention has come to a close. The final event, the Memorial Mass, was held Thursday morning. The main celebrant and homilist was the Knights’ Supreme Chaplain Bishop William Lori, of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Bishop Lori spoke on the theme of the conference — “Building a Civilization of more
Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, the Archbishop of Montreal, was the homilist for Wednesday’s Mass at the Knights of Columbus 126th Supreme Convention in Quebec City. The focus of his homily was appropriate — the liturgical feast of the Transfiguration which the Church celebrates today, and the idea of building the civilization of love, which is the more
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson presented his annual report at the Knights of Columbus convention on Tuesday. Click HERE to read through the report — which is well organized and easily read on the Knights’ website. (it’s available in PDF format HERE) In addition to the interesting history of the Knights in Quebec, I found the more
Tuesday was the second official day of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention here in Quebec City and the most jam-packed day. It started early for us Salt + Light’ers. My alarm went off at 6am and somehow I managed to get myself in gear. The day kicked off with the opening Mass. Watching the more