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As many of our readers know, after the Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention, a Marian Congress focusing on Our Lady of Guadalupe was held late last week and into the weekend. Through a variety of speakers, the Congress examined the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe from a scientific perspective, while also discussing her message, ...read more
Among the key patron saints of World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Blessed Mary MacKillop stands out as being the only native-born Australian. During her beatification in 1995, Pope John Paul II said that Mary MacKillop embodies the best of Australia and its people: “genuine openness to others, hospitality to strangers, generosity to the needy, ...read more
This year’s Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus went off smoothly, as always. I can only imagine what it must take to put together an event of this size and have it go off without a hitch. Our live coverage, too went amazingly well thanks, of course to our stellar team of technicians and ...read more
Tuesday was not short of intense for our team here in Phoenix. Our live coverage with hosts David Naglieri, Kevin Nelson and Peter Sonski began with mass in the morning followed by an exclusive interview with Chris Lewis (son of comedian Jerry Lewis) who is currently the president of Wheelchair Mission. I was privileged during ...read more
As my colleagues mentioned in previous posts, a S+L team is in Phoenix, Arizona to cover the Knights of Columbus 127th Supreme Convention. This year’s convention is taking place at the Desert Ridge Marriott in Phoenix. Whereas in previous years participants (and media) were spread out in various hotels around the host city, this year ...read more
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Marie Vianney. As many of our readers know, this holy priest is the patron not only of parish priests, but of the Year for Priests that Pope Benedict XVI launched this past June 19th, on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This ...read more
On Monday morning, Fr Thomas Rosica CSB and three of us S+L producers were privileged to attend the meeting of the Canadian Delegates, clergy and Bishops in attendance at this year’s 127th Supreme Knights Convention. In the middle of the session we were honoured by the arrival of Supreme Knight Carl Anderson who addressed the ...read more
The eight of us squinted our way out of the plane on Sunday afternoon only to be greeted warmly by what has become a foreign element to many of us Eastern Canadians this summer….the hot desert sun! A welcomed greeting indeed… Here on convention grounds at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, preparations for the 127th ...read more
I am writing from sunny Arizona where I am currently getting ready to host Salt + Light Television’s exclusive live coverage of the 127th Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus. From August 4-6 thousands of Knights from Canada, the USA, and around the world will gather with more than 80 Bishops and Cardinals for ...read more