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“O God, let all the nations praise you!” echoes this Sunday’s responsorial psalm. It’s a wonderful line that deserves to be firmly and joyously proclaimed. It’s also appropriate that we hear it at this time of year; at a time when we read about the early Church in the Acts of the Apostles, and at ...read more
On his road to sainthood, one of the miracles attributed to Antônio de Sant’Ana Galvão involved curing a woman who faced a life-threatening childbirth. For this reason, Saint Antônio is honoured as a patron of pregnant women! Never heard of Saint Antônio de Sant’Ana Galvão? He was just canonized Friday morning by Pope Benedict XVI ...read more
Did you have a chance to catch Pope Benedict XVI’s Wednesday arrival in rainy Brazil on Salt + Light Television? Waving flags and “Long Live the Pope” chants from enthusiastic crowds in Sao Paulo greeted the Holy Father as he began his first visit to Latin America as pope. The five day trip will include ...read more
Some exciting news for Salt + Light over the weekend. It is custom at their annual conference that the Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada (ARCCC) presents an award of recognition for special contributions to Christian or religious communications. This year, Salt + Light was proud to have been selected as the recipient of ...read more
This past Friday, myself and a few Salt + Light’ers headed over to St. Alphosus Ligouri Parish in Peterborough, Ontario, to film a concert put on by Spirit and Song recording artist Steve Angrisano. It was an enjoyable evening featuring some catchy contemporary Catholic music. Steve was very engaging, and is a very talented musician ...read more
If you’re a hockey fan this is your time of year — the playoffs! You can camp out on your sofa in front of the television (or at your computer checking your online fantasy hockey pool) and watch hours of games, absorbing all the hockey action to get you through that hockey dry season between ...read more
“We know how to touch the moon or reach the stars, but we don’t find the best way to talk to one another. “ Don’t those words from author Jacques Shore ring true? We have all sorts of advances in science and technology, we have all sorts of gizmos in our personal lives to keep ...read more
On Saturday we celebrate the feast of St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort. This French priest is perhaps best known for writings on the Blessed Virgin Mary. In chapter two of his work “True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin,” Saint Louis writes about what consists of true devotion to Mary: 61. Jesus, our Saviour, true God ...read more
As mentioned on Zoom, over one thousand youth from across Canada and the US will participate in Montréal’s Taizé gathering this weekend April 27-29, 2007. The gathering is organized by the ecumenical community and the theme is “Leaving Discouragement Behind, Finding New Hope.” If you’re in the area, it’s not too late to register for ...read more
I have been fascinated by butterflies recently. My growing fascination with butterflies “metamorphosed” into an adventurous excursion to the Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory in Cambridge, Ontario. There were over 40 species of butterflies, and thousands of them fluttered around me at the conservatory. One of my favourites is pictured above… … and the picture ...read more