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If you caught our Catholic Focus Christmas episode you may recall Fr. Rosica referring to the wood of the manger and the wood of the cross.  I’ve found myself thinking of that point this past weekend after visiting the local Church’s Nativity scene.  The Christmas mystery, mingling with the Passion and the Easter mystery. Curiously, ...read more
In the afterglow of Christmas, the Church celebrates the feast of the Holy Family. This weekend we are invited to reflect on the gift and mystery of life and the blessing of family life in particular. In Luke’s Gospel scene of the Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem, we encounter four ...read more
Few of the S+L hosts and writers remain in Toronto for Christmas. Among others, one is in Vancouver, a few are with relatives in New York State, and I’m in the northern Ontario town of Deep River. The pace here is a little slower, allowing a little more time to get reacquainted with old friends ...read more
The night was still, the stars shinning bright. My friends and I lie awake, the fire gives us light. We watch our sheep and pray God hears our plight. How will we ever escape the painful lives we lead? Israel is held captive; we long to be freed, so we lie in silence and pray ...read more
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His Gift
Matthew Harrison
December 24, 2008
As I sit here typing this on Christmas Eve, there’s a sense of excitement in the air.  Christmas is almost upon us!  This has me thinking about our Christmas Focus episode this year. When I was preparing for the show I had a very simple first question for you — What is Christmas for you? ...read more
As we enter into Christmas Eve Day, Salt + Light wants to remind you of our Christmas programming line up.  We told you recently about The Priest’s concert, but there’s plenty more: Liam Neeson hosts The Birth of Christ, which offers highlights of Andrew T. Miller’s beautiful musical celebration of the Savior’s birth. Christmas in ...read more
Zoom will go on a Christmas hiatus, as usual, this year with Monday the 22nd being the last day. However, we won’t be leaving you without something to watch. From December 26th to January 4th at 7pm you can join me as I sit down with a different member of the S+L family to find ...read more
One of my personal Advent and Christmas traditions each year has been to attend (or at least listen to) Handel’s Messiah. My “Messiah night” took place this past week, not in a concert hall or church but in my residence. The choral section from the Nativity cycle of Handel’s work never ceases to move me ...read more
A popular song describes Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year — well if it’s so wonderful, why are we so quick to rush through Christmas and move onto the next celebration? And what is this basis of this wonder? In this year’s Catholic Focus Christmas episode we explore what Christmas is — ...read more
Last week I told you about our Catholic Focus interview with The Priests. If you didn’t have a chance to catch it on Wednesday or Sunday, you can now stream it online by clicking HERE. The episode features two performances from a concert they performed in Toronto on December 1st. Salt + Light will be ...read more