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We love receiving emails and phone calls from our friends and viewers! Just this week I heard from a priest who received our message regarding our documentary, Turning the Tide: Dignity, Compassion and Euthanasia, which will premiere on S+L this Sunday, April 1st at 9:00pm ET (and rebroadcast on Wednesday April 4th at 9pm ET). ...read more
I was speaking with a friend of mine today about herpes transmission. (Yes, these are the kind of conversations one gets into when finishing a program on Catholic School Sex-Ed.) A well educated guy, he was certain that he couldn’t get this virus unless a partner had visible symptoms. But you can—it’s called asymptomatic transmission. ...read more
“Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” (Mark 1:14-15) With Palm Sunday nearing and Holy Week quickly approaching, I think it’s an appropriate time to ask ourselves: How well have I ...read more
“He was born in a new condition, for, invisible in his own nature, he became visible in ours. Beyond our grasp, he chose to come within our grasp. Existing before time began, he began to exist at a moment in time. Lord of the universe he hid his infinite glory and took the nature of ...read more
This is a Lenten Reflection that we aired as part of the S+L Magazine in 2004. These couple of days, I’ve been thinking about loss and life, growth and God’s Grace, mercy and plan, so since it’s Lent, I thought it would be good to remember these words. -Pedro This morning my son came into ...read more
What do you complain about over coffee after Mass? While we try to be positive people, let’s humbly admit that we bemoan familiar topics again and again. Sometimes it’s a closing hymn we find atrocious. Often it’s the state of the parish hall coffee itself. (The very term “church coffee” now connotes watery flavourlessness more ...read more
On this the solemnity of St. Joseph, I can’t help but think of the litany for this humble and admirable holy man. It’s in the following titles that we honour blessed Joseph, the renowned offspring of David, the light of Patriarchs, the foster father of the Son of God, and the spouse of the Mother ...read more
Well top of the mornin’ to you – it’s St. Patrick’s Day… a day in which everybody claims Irish ancestry! The upside is the fact that many people – be they Polish or Indian – celebrate this great saint. The downside is that they often celebrate it by binge drinking. There are, of course, a ...read more
Unless it’s the subject of some complex subplot in the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy or House… it just ain’t interesting! A few months ago, I was sitting around with girlfriends talking “big” future plans, when someone blurted out the question “when you have kids are you going to store their cord blood?” to which ...read more
If you didn’t give up going to the movies for Lent, here are two suggestions: I just saw a great film: Bridge to Terabithia. What can I say without giving it away? It is a wonderful, fun, meaningful tale of friendship and hope, faith and despair, kindness, compassion, loss and growth. It is not a ...read more