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Last Friday, soon after arriving in Nashville, Fr. Thomas Rosica and I had the tremendous pleasure of screening the documentary Beloved: The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia before an audience for the FIRST TIME! Around 50 novitiate sisters and 32 vocation visitors were there, and I couldn’t believe their reactions – their laughter, their tears, ...read more
As heard on Zoom, this Sunday marks the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The overall theme is “That they may become one in your hand,” Ezekiel 37:17. Interestingly, according to a note from the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity the reflection and prayers for the week are: “rooted in the ...read more
As Christians our faith presupposes belief in miracles; Christ healed the sick, transformed water into wine, and was raised from the dead. While miracles may not be as obvious as they were when Christ walked on earth they are still occurring and sometimes all it takes is to ask. This Thursday January 15 at 7:00 ...read more
When you put the sugar in your coffee this morning, did you stop to think about where that sugar came from? I know I certainly never would have. Recently, however, I picked up a book by Elizabeth Abbott, a Toronto based writer. Her book Sugar: A Bittersweet History had me thinking twice, even three times, ...read more
I invite you to join us for the season finale of The World I Know as we look at Love. Love is such an over-used word in our society. We love pizza, we love our dog, we love Brad Pitt, we love rock music, and we love our best friend! In the first segment of ...read more
Though Mexico City does seem appealing this time of year, attending the 6th World Meeting of Families just isn’t possible for most of us (especially those with children). Nevertheless, the Church’s Apostolic Penitentiary announced on Saturday that you will receive a plenary indulgence if you participate from afar. How? The Plenary Indulgence may be obtained ...read more
We watched many movies as a family over Christmas break, but none of them made the artistic and emotional impact on me that the 2008 production Slumdog Millionaire did. I will say that Slumdog Millionaire is one of the best movies I’ve seen. Briefly, Slumdog Millionaire is the critically-acclaimed and award winning film by director ...read more
Christmas has come and gone, and the Magi are now off on the distant horizon, having returned to their native lands by another road. The feast of the Baptism of the Lord seemingly brings an end to the Christmas season, although, in reality, it is the feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February ...read more
“Over two thousand years, men and women have responded to God’s invitation to grace, all as part of the Body of Christ; Yet, despite the distance of time, culture, and ethnic origins, each call is connected in common struggles and themes, chief of which is, to “pick up his cross and follow me” to empty ...read more
This past October, while in Los Angeles to accept the Gabriel Award for Television station of the Year, I was joined by several members of the Salt + Light staff as we visited the offices and studio of Family Theatre Productions in Hollywood. We were blown away by the quality of the staff, their productions ...read more