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[The following homily was preached by Rev. Mr. Christopher Valka, C.S.B., in Las Cruces, New Mexico on December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Chris is a Basilian Deacon in the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico (USA). He worked for two years at Salt and Light Television Network as he completed his theological studies ...read more
The Advent season brings with it the occasion to reflect on the meaning of the season. Just recently I learned about a tragic episode in Canadian history which reveals how the spirit of giving can triumph over the darkest moments in our lives. On Thursday December 6, 1917 two ships collided in the port of ...read more
The creation narratives in Genesis are probably the best recognised stories of the whole Bible, yet at the same time, perhaps the most misunderstood. For Christians, the story of Adam and Eve reveal to us the relationship between God and humans, between male and female, about sexuality, togetherness and separation from God. Christian scholars throughout ...read more
So last time, I had my chat with Donna Yiu about her involvement with the Chinese Catholic programming team at Salt + Light for the series Fountain of Love and Life. I mentioned to Donna that one of my highlights of the fundraising gala they organized on November 23rd was the feature story. At every ...read more
We’ve got a great lineup of new programming this weekend on Salt + Light Television. As you know, Nothing More Beautiful premieres at 8pm and 12:30am ET on Friday, December 19th (with a Saturday 12:30pm ET repeat). On Saturday, December 20th at 8pm ET we have the Canadian premiere of the powerful film Testimony. Sunday ...read more
“The Sound of Music” stage play and I are the same age- both from that vintage year of 1959, and the film version was the first “motion picture” I saw as child in the mid 1960s with my family. God alone knows how many times I have seen it since on stage, at the theater ...read more
“There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with him.” The above quote from Pope Benedict XVI is the inspiration for a new initiative from the Archdiocese of Edmonton ...read more
The magic of Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre came to visit our Salt + Light studio… and I was fortunate to be around to experience it. Though the veils were off, it was impossible to not recognize the joy filled laughter of Elicia Mackenzie and Noëlla Huet from across the office the minute they walked ...read more
This greeting between Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz occurred at the October Vatican screening of Testimony. Testimony, which chronicles the life of Pope John Paul II, is based on a book of the same title published in 2007. It features a transcript of conversations with Cardinal Dziwisz, conducted by Italian journalist and Vatican ...read more
One probably wouldn’t expect three Roman Catholic priests to be the top of the world’s music chart, but that’s the case with three talented clergyman from Ireland. Fathers Eugene and Martin O’Hagan and Father David Delargy are collectively, and fittingly, known as The Priests, and they’re topping charts in Europe where their self-titled classical debut ...read more