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Does anyone really look forward to Lent? What is it about Lent that excites us? What aspects of the Lenten journey test us? The Scriptural readings for this season are carefully chosen so as to replay salvation history before our very eyes. Let us begin with Jesus in the desert… the Gospel for the First ...read more
Some exciting news for Salt + Light in Thursday’s daily bulletin from the Vatican: Today it was made public in Rome that the Holy Father has appointed Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications for a five-year term. Fr. Rosica has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Salt + ...read more
I am so blessed in my line of work to be able to meet inspiring individuals on a daily basis. With every show requiring the seeking out of new topics and new interviewees, my searches have continued to lead me to what I like to call ‘spiritual pots of gold’. My pot o’ gold for ...read more
In the latest James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, 007 uncovers a powerful criminal organization’s plot to take control of the world’s most important natural resource: water. Bond launches into a mission to stop the villain from getting control of Bolivia’s water supply (and, coincidentally, avenge the death of his love, Vesper Lind… but that’s ...read more
[The following lecture by Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver, was delivered on Tuesday morning, February 24, 2009, to a large gathering of Catholic Business Leaders and public officials at St. Paul’s Basilica in downtown Toronto. It was sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto, the Salt and Light Catholic Television Network, ...read more
[The following lecture by Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver, was delivered on Monday evening, February 23, 2009, to a standing-room only audience in St. Basil’s Collegiate Church on the campus of the University of Toronto. It was sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto, Salt + Light Catholic Television Network, the ...read more
Today the Church begins her great Lenten journey with Jesus on the road to Jerusalem. For centuries, Lent has been a very intense spiritual journey and experience for the followers of Jesus Christ. Why are there forty days in Lent? It took forty days for sinfulness to drown in the flood before a new creation ...read more
This morning, I had to leave my house at 5:45 am (not just get up at 5:45, but leave my house at 5:45), which is very, very unusual for me. I can barely get up before 8 am most days! I wanted to go to the Mass and Breakfast for Catholic Business Leaders in the ...read more
This morning, I asked my colleagues at H2Onews how they celebrated Carnival, the Italian pre-Lenten festival. They shrugged their shoulders. Similarly, I don’t know many Canadians who strictly observe our Shrove Tuesday pancake tradition. Worldwide, I’m guessing that the majority of us can’t find time to party before Ash Wednesday arrives. Still, signs of Carnival ...read more
Healing stories in the Gospels are never simply a reversal of physical misfortune. God works through miracles, through political forces, social action, intrigue, personal and societal chaos and daily, ordinary living to pick us up from where we have fallen and redirect us along right pathways. Many aspects of Jesus’ early ministry in Mark’s Gospel ...read more