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It’s been a couple weeks since Pope Benedict has returned from his vacation, but Zenit recently published a question and answer session between the Holy Father and the Clergy of Bressanone. One exchange that caught my eye was a question by a priest who was suffering from multiple sclerosis. Impressed by the struggle that Pope ...read more
Have you seen the beautifully produced Catholics Come Home ads on Salt + Light? They’re quite impressive and apparently quite effective. In an interview last month with Zenit news service the founder of Catholics Come Home, Tom Peterson, said more than six thousand people have inquired and come back to the Church via the web ...read more
Recently, as I prepared for a Catholic Focus taping, I was working my way through my Eucharistic Congress notes.  I came across the above phrase; spoken by the founder of the L’Arche Communities, Jean Vanier.  Many of those in secular society would probably agree with the phrase – but they would likely assume that it ...read more
To mark the 50th anniversary of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s book “Life of Christ,” Doubleday is releasing a new paperback edition. The nearly 700 page book explores the life, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The popular Archbishop’s autobiography, “Treasure in Clay,” will also be republished. It details his life as the bishop of Rochester, New ...read more
Congratulations to the Nashville Dominicans! Besides the final profession of 11 sisters, the first profession of 12 sisters, and five women entering the novitiate, the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation will start a mission in Sydney, Australia. Three Dominican sisters spent the last year in Sydney helping with World Youth Day, and two will ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI’s vacation has come to a conclusion and he’s back at Castel Gandolfo, 30 kilometers south of Rome. The Pontiff resumed the Wednesday General Audience and spoke about St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, St. Maximilian Kolbe and the feast of the Assumption. Before he spoke about that he made some comments that ...read more
[The following is a reflection for the feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, August 14th, from Michael Knox, a Jesuit scholastic who has appeared in the past on Salt + Light] As we look back on the events surrounding the Second World War, a time in our history filled with courage, unprecedented human devastation, noble action, ...read more
This week I have had the opportunity to watch some of the rebroadcasts on Salt + Light of the World Youth Day 2008 experience in Sydney, Australia. Often when we are “in the thick” of the adventure, it is difficult to appreciate the magnitude, depth and utter beauty of the event. This week I have ...read more
[This blog comes from Fr. Chris Decker, a visiting priest from the Diocese of Baton Rouge] It’s amazing how an accidental meeting can bring about a wonderful community of new friends. I was at Gamarelli in Rome, the historical clergy supply store – a kind of tourist destination for priests, browsing through their supplies, when ...read more
[This blog come from Christopher Pietraszko, a seminarian who has been interning at Salt + Light throughout the summer] We live in a world that is always on the cutting edge, always developing clever gadgets, more sophisticated equations, and trying to understand the nature of the universe and how it works. We are bombarded with ...read more