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As seen on Salt + Light, Pope Benedict XVI was welcomed to Palestinian territory today. He celebrated Mass in Bethlehem, visited a refugeee camp, and the Presidential Palace. The Holy Father’s powerful homily in Bethlehem carried the theme of courage and faith, using the phrase “Do not be afraid” three times. This is the message ...read more
In my old age, I am a bit behind… so I didn’t hear about the whole Miss California, traditional Marriage thing until last week. And when I did, the first thing I thought was, “Perez Hilton is not the same as Paris Hilton?!” Go figure! For someone who grew up in a family that watched ...read more
On Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI’s pilgrimage made its way to the Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall. At the wall he inserted a slip of paper with the following prayer: God of all the ages, on my visit to Jerusalem, the “City of Peace”, spiritual home to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, I ...read more
He didn’t mention Nazi Germany. He didn’t apologize for failings of the Church during the Holocaust. He looks cold. He looks detached. It seems that you can’t please everybody, and this lesson is becoming even more evident for Pope Benedict as we hear criticisms of his visit to Yad Vashem. As I watched our broadcast ...read more
As Salt + Light prepares for our coverage this week of the March for Life (this Thursday, May 14th, on Parliament Hill) I have been reflecting on the spiritual aspects of the abortion controversy. Without a doubt it is true that abortion is fundamentally a human rights issue and not a religious one. You do ...read more
Pope Benedict wrapped up his visit to Jordan over the weekend and arrived in Tel Aviv on Monday. Before departing, he spoke fondly of his trip to Jordan, and highlighted some of his activites: It has been a particular joy for me to be present at the launching of a number of major initiatives promoted ...read more
Later this week I will have the great privilege of co-hosting (along with Mary Rose Bacani) Salt + Light Television’s coverage of the March for Life in Ottawa. Thousands of Pro-Life Canadians will be arriving in the nation’s capital to defend the most basic of all human rights: the right to life. While some would ...read more
I was recently doing some research on saints and came across a favourite of ours here at Salt + Light: Saint Gianna Beretta Molla. Saint Gianna, whose feast day we celebrate on April 28th, was a physician (specializing in pediatrics), a wife, and a mother. Early in what would be her final pregnancy she experienced ...read more
Here’s what you can catch on S+L Radio this week: On May 7th, thousands gathered in Edmonton for the second annual Alberta March for Life as cities across Canada hold their own marches to support the National March in Ottawa – we’ll speak to Lorraine Turchansky, Director of Communications & Public Relations of the Archdiocese ...read more
The first day of Pope Benedict’s trip to the Holy Land has come to a close. He arrived in Jordan today and was greeted by the King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania (on her Twitter account, the Queen wrote “Special day here in Amman; not everyday pope drops by 4 a visit”). After ...read more