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Thursday May 29, 2008 8th Week in Ordinary Time St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto 2008 International Catholic Media Convention Dear Friends, Thank you for the privilege of presiding at this Eucharistic Celebration in the magnificent Basilica of St. Paul in downtown Toronto. St. Paul’s was the first Roman Catholic Church in Toronto, begun in 1822. Initially ...read more
[The following is the keynote Address of Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J. to the Catholic Media Convention, Toronto, May 29, 2008.] “When the Pope speaks to the World: Working with Modern Media” Your Eminence, Cardinal Foley, Your Excellencies, Archbishop Celli, Archbishop Prendergast, Dear Friends, I am delighted to be here in Toronto for the 2008 Catholic ...read more
Though the attendees are predominantly from North America, there’s a number of representatives from the Vatican, one of them is the President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication, Archbishop Claudio Celli. Archbishop Celli brought with him to Toronto greetings from Pope Benedict XVI, who hoped the conference “will be a fruitful time of spiritual ...read more
Besides drawing some 475 delegates, the Catholic Media Convention in Toronto brought a number of representatives from the Vatican. The president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication, John Cardinal Foley was in attendance (for those keeping track, he’s now the Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem). His ...read more
We’re less than 24 hours away from the official start of the Catholic Media Convention here in Toronto, but Salt + Light has already experienced a flurry of activity. Today we welcomed Cardinal John Foley, the former president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication and the current Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of ...read more
You’ve followed the portageurs as they endured snowstorms, health problems and leadership changes. You’ve watched as they crossed into Quebec and past the half-way mark. And you’ve met the personalities leading the Ark of the New Covenant, such as Dominic, 60, whose has returned to the practice of his faith during the course of the ...read more