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[Note: This blog entry comes from Glenn McDonald, a Basilian Scholastic, who has appeared on Salt + Light in the past] On Sunday, April 24th, 2005, Pope Benedict XVI marked the beginning of his Petrine ministry with the celebration of Mass and the reception of the pallium and the fisherman’s ring. The event was watched ...read more
Stepping off the plane, I had a quick taste of the late-July Nashville heat and realized that I was in for a very sweaty three days! I was sent to Nashville by Salt + Light to film the Final Vows and First Profession of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, or the Nashville Dominicans ...read more
It’s been a week now since Antigonish, Nova Scotia hosted Steubenville Atlantic. I hope the memory remains fresh in the mind of the 1,100 high school aged young people who attended the event, and I pray that the spiritual high they left the conference with, will guide them to share their renewed commitment to the ...read more
This weekend our digital network will feature primetime encores of the past weeks major events from the KofC Supreme Convention in Nashville Tennessee. Saturday night at 8pm and Midnight Salt + Light will rebroadcast the Opening Mass of the convention celebrated by Vatican Secretary of State, His Eminence Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone, S.D.B. For the full ...read more
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State and distinguished guest at the 125th Supreme Knights Convention in Nashville, Tennessee held a press conference on Wednesday, August 8th, where he spoke openly on several important issues facing the Church. I had the opportunity to be present at the press conference along with more than a ...read more
As many of you have probably noticed by the coverage on Salt + Light Television, the Knights of Columbus 125th Supreme Convention is well underway in Nashville, Tennessee. One of the highlights on Tuesday was the Opening Mass with the Holy See’s Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. In his homily, Cardinal Bertone praised Father ...read more
It’s hard to believe it’s August already, but many folks in Halifax are greeting the new month with great anticipation, as this weekend marks the Steubenville Atlantic conference. What’s the Steubenville Atlantic conference? Let me cut and paste from the official website: Steubenville Atlantic is a high school youth conference attended by over 1200 young ...read more
A most fearsome alarm clock, the cold rain simultaneously woke hundreds of thousands of pilgrims camping at Downsview Park. You can imagine the sight of groggy pilgrims hurriedly hunting for the rain gear they forgot to bring. And, as biology dictates, the second item on the morning itinerary was the search for a bathroom. As ...read more
There’s something about the music of WYD2002 that really transports me back to that week. Events such as the Welcoming Ceremony, the Way of the Cross, the Vigil and the Closing Mass, would not have been the same, I believe, had it not been for the music. Not that the music is solely responsible for ...read more
Days before World Youth Day 2002’s Way of the Cross, the event’s director, Father Robert Gendreau, was concerned that there was not a lot of media interest in this grand-scale Stations of the Cross. Stretching along one of Toronto’s busiest avenues with hundreds of people involved, and six months in the making, this was no ...read more