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Already Lent is drawing to the end. This Sunday is Palm Sunday, and so we stand at the cusp of Holy Week. Salt + Light Television is pleased to bring you full coverage of Palm Sunday Mass and the Easter Triduum from Rome, all celebrated by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. We’ll also be providing ...read more
The Passion, Suffering, Death and Resurrection of the Lord are the very themes that unite us as a Christian people and a Church during Holy Week. This year on Palm Sunday, we listen attentively to Mark’s Passion story of Jesus’ final days and hours on earth. It is a story of striking contrasts. As we ...read more
Four years ago I was living in Rome. In 2005 Easter was “early” and it fell at the end of March. Being new to Rome and realizing I was living a once in a lifetime opportunity, I seized every opportunity that came my way to “do as the Romans do.” On Palm Sunday 2005 I ...read more
One of my joys of working at S+L is the concerts we get to film and meeting all the wonderful artists who dedicate their wonderful talent to greater service and praise of God. Last February we were at St. Anne’s in Brampton for a concert, “Celebrate Life”. In the words of the artist: An acknowledgment ...read more
There’s certainly no doubt that being a mother can be challenging. But at the same time it is a glorious and beautiful vocation. In 2007 Salt + Light Television began a project to explore and celebrate the vocation of motherhood. Headed by producer Gillian Kantor, the result was our 13-part series Mothering, Full of Grace. ...read more
We know that Jesus himself interpreted Scripture (see Luke 24:27). Last time we looked at how the Church encourages us not to just read Scripture but also to interpret it. A document that outlines this is the Second Vatican Council document Dei Verbum (DV). “The Church has always venerated Scriptures just as she venerates the ...read more
Last time I looked at the issue of reading the Gospels literally and briefly looked at how and why the Gospels may have been written. When you read the Gospels, it’s not so much the facts, but the message that matters. Peter Kreeft in his book You Can Understand the Bible (Ignatius Press) clarifies this ...read more
The Fifth Sunday of Lent [Year B] invites us to fix our gaze upon Jesus, the model priest of suffering, compassion and human solidarity. First, let us consider John’s Gospel story from chapter 12 – a fitting climax to Jesus’ public ministry. It is the last official act before the events of his passion next ...read more
As you know, Salt + Light Television recently produced a documentary on the Nashville Dominicans titled Beloved: The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. I have felt very blessed to hear stories of how this documentary is touching so many lives – of those discerning, those already in religious life, and married couples! I received a ...read more
I’m a member of the Lent Support Group that Alicia refers to in a previous blog. Our group decided to have a mid-Lenten get-together, which was very timely. It was the eve of Laetare Sunday, a day when we rejoice because the hardest part of Lent is supposed to be over and we are nearing ...read more