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…to start thinking about advent. Already, retail stores are luring Christmas buyers with their festive displays, which always get me excited. It hit me that I could redirect those feelings towards starting my spiritual advent as soon as stores begin to deck their halls. In the first week of advent, the church invites us to ...read more
As I climbed the stairs of a subway exit a perfectly intact poppy laid on the landing. I thought for a second, and then picked it up. I considered not taking it, but it seemed disrespectful to leave a poppy in that dirty stairwell. In Canada, when I look at the poppy I think of ...read more
I am so happy to share with you that finally we are airing the second season of In Your Faith! For those of you not familiar with the show, In Your Faith is our very own Salt+Light Television show for high school students. Byron and Rosanna, two wonderful young Catholic actors, host the half hour ...read more
I hope you had a chance to catch Wednesday’s edition of Zoom, where we filmed on location at Ontario’s Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board’s Faith Day, held in Mississauga. Host Kris Dmytrenko and cameraman Wally Tello weren’t the only Salt + Light staff on hand, in fact ten of us were there filming, tracking ...read more
As we enter November, let’s consider the Papal Prayer Intentions. Pope Benedict’s mission intention for November is: “That in the Korean peninsula the spirit of reconciliation and peace may grow.” His general prayer intention is: “That those dedicated to medical research and all those engaged in legislative activity may always have deep respect for human ...read more
A programming note as we enter into the month of November — a month where Catholics recall the Saints of our Church and the Souls in Purgatory. On Thursday, November 1st, All Saints, Salt + Light will broadcast the regular Angelus address by Pope Benedict XVI at 12pm ET. In the afternoon Cardinal Ruini, the ...read more
The month of November is just around the corner. In the Catholic tradition, it’s a month that we remember the souls in purgatory and the saints. In my own life it’s rare for a day to pass without appealing to the saints. St. Anthony often gets a call as it has become ritual for me ...read more
Let’s be honest: it can get depressing to constantly hear the media focus on sports scandals. There is a seemingly endless parade of athletes taking steroids, running dog fighting operations, or being arrested in bar room brawls. Get ready for some inspirational sports stories for once! The Wednesday October 24 edition of Catholic Focus, airing ...read more
[ The following is a blog entry from David LeRoss, one of three Salt + Light employees who attended the recent Toronto performance and Canadian premiere of the oratorio Tu Es Petrus at Roy Thomson Hall.] Many of our regular viewers probably saw an advertisement on the network over the last couple of weeks for ...read more
Folks in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia received some great news Thursday. Just a day after Pope Benedict XVI named 23 new men to the College of Cardinals, including Archbishop John Foley who Father Rosica recently interviewed for Witness, the Holy Father named two new Archbishops to Canada’s east coast region. Archbishop Martin William Currie has ...read more