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Should you rate the Masses you go to? Probably not. Probably we should celebrate the fact that, regardless of music or homily or our attention span, we meet Christ in the Eucharist and that is more than enough. Still… if I were asked to pick my favourite Mass, it would begin with a story and ...read more
If you’re in the Toronto area this weekend, I would suggest stopping by St. Michael’s Cathedral Sunday, September 21st, for Archbishop Thomas Collins’ Lectio Divina. After a two month summer break, the Archbishop is back with a new season of Lectio focusing on St. Paul. For the first edition, His Grace will be reflecting on ...read more
Covering the 49th International Eucharistic Congress was an intense experience — long hours, little sleep, an abundance of sights and sounds. I left Quebec City pleased yet exhausted… and after the closing Mass… wet and a little muddy. Upon returning to Toronto I began reading through the notes I had taken during that week at ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI offered a nice reflection on his trip to France at his his Wednesday General Audience. I find interesting the Holy Father’s discussion of the Cross and suffering — specifically the sign of the cross by our Blessed Mother when appearing to St. Bernadette. Here is the english translation, by S+L’s Alicia Ambrossio. ...read more
You’ve now heard that two of our S+L host/producers recently wed. While David and Michele Naglieri enjoy their honeymoon in Costa Rica, another S+L on-air personality is preparing for his trip down the aisle. Matthew Harrison and his beautiful fiancée will be celebrating the Sacrament of Matrimony in early October. In keeping with tradition, Matthew’s ...read more
As Canadian citizens, Catholics have an obligation to be interested in politics. They should exercise this civic responsibility by becoming involved in the electoral process and especially by voting. The above two sentences begin a four page Federal Election Guide from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops issued on Monday. (you can read the press ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Voyage to France is well underway. He landed Friday morning in Paris, had a number of meetings during the day, celebrated Vespers with clergy and religious and met with young people. For a wrap on today’s events, check out the September 12th Zoomcast. Be sure to stay tuned to Salt + ...read more
Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, the Archbishop of Montreal returned his Order of Canada Thursday, in protest of the appointment of abortionist Henry Morgantaler to the Order. Here is Cardinal Turcotte’s statement: Declaration by Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, Archbishop of Montréal On May 9th 1996, the office of the Governor-General of the time, Mr. Roméo Leblanc, announced that ...read more
When he was just a little boy, my now-husband would sing for his family, gathering them together to hear various verses of Peace is Flowing Like a River. And sometimes, while we are in the grocery store or doing household chores or getting ready for work, I can hear him humming or whistling the tune. ...read more
From the Toronto Sun September 11 marks the seventh anniversary of the dreadful terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. As media attention turns again to those fateful days and to the masterminds of such acts of terror and violence, plunging the world into its current state of war and fear, I offer some ...read more