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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
In John’s Gospel [15:1-8] for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, we have the image of the vine and its branches to express the relationship between Christ and his disciples. We should not be surprised that at one level it seems utterly simple but that at other levels it fills us with a sense of mystery, ...read more
This weekend, Salt + Light Television presents the third installment of the Archdiocese of Edmonton’s initiative Nothing More Beautiful. Exploring the theme of Our New Life in Jesus Christ, the catechesis talk is given by the spiritual leader of Denver, Archbishop Charles Chaput. A member of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, Archbishop Chaput is ...read more
Tune into Salt + Light Television for the next seven days as Pope Benedict XVI journeys to the Holy Land. Our live coverage begins Friday morning at 7:30am ET as the Holy Father arrives at the Queen Alia airport in the Jordanian capital, Amman. If you miss the live events, you can catch highlights from ...read more
In just a couple of days Pope Benedict XVI departs for the Holy Land in what Vatican Press Director Fr. Federico Lombardi has called the most “awaited” and “binding” of all the Papal trips during this pontificate. Lombardi was also sure to point out that the Papal trip is above all a pilgrimage and not ...read more