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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
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
From time to time, we make adaptations of our French-language Focus catholique for our English Focus audience and on Wednesday, May 6th you’ll see an example of this. Tonight’s episode showcases three business people that succeed in living out their faith within their work life: J-Robert Ouimet, CEO of Holding O.C.B. and heir to the ...read more
It’s an interesting experience meeting someone whose memoir you’ve read. You’re essentially encountering a person you already know on so many levels who in turn knows absolutely nothing about you. Such were my thoughts as I approached the entrance to Toronto’s Massey College for my pre-interview with Marina Nemat, author of the international best seller ...read more
As Pope Benedict prepares for his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, beginning this Friday, the Vatican Information Service has released some statistics on the Catholic Church in Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories. The information is from December 31st, 2007. Jordan has a population of 5,720,000 of whom 109,000 (1.91 percent) are Catholic. There are ...read more