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S+L’s Kris Dmytrenko gives us an inside look at a Mass with Canadian pilgrims on Day 2 of the 2012 IEC in Dublin, Ireland. Presiding at Mass was Archbishop Albert LeGatt of St. Boniface, MB. ...read more
Salt + Light Television is pleased to bring you the Opening Ceremony and Mass from the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland, via our YouTube channel. The homily was given by Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. Note: The Opening Mass begins at 2 hours and 57 seconds. ...read more
His Eminence Marc Cardinal Ouellet Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops Papal Legate to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress June 10,2012 Dublin, Ireland I warmly greet all of you here: my brother bishops and priests, consecrated men and women and the many faithful from Ireland and from around the world who have gathered here for ...read more
Prior to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress, the Salt + Light crew visited a number of historic religious sites across Ireland.  St. Canice’s Cathedral and its Round Tower (photo) are distinct parts of the heritage of the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny. The tower, which dates from the mid-9th century, is the oldest standing structure in ...read more
Below is the full text of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin. His catechesis was presented earlier today at the Royal Dublin Society arena at the International Eucharistic Congress. Those of us who studied theology, at least here in Ireland, at the time of the Second Vatican Council were greatly influenced by the Council’s ...read more
In 1912, St. Peter’s Seminary opened its doors in London, Ont. One hundred years and 1,036 priests later, the seminary community celebrated its centennial anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving inside St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica on Wednesday, May 23. As the lead Producer for this project, I had the great privilege of representing Salt + ...read more
Throughout this past week in the daily gospel readings for mass, we have been working our way through Chapter 17 of St. John’s Gospel, a passage known as Jesus’ great priestly prayer. Quite providentially, these readings bring us up to the feast days of three important “priestly” saints: St. Bede the Venerable, Pope St. GregoryVII, ...read more
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Catholic priest? People have many different ideas about the priesthood – highly revered, considered peculiar, disregarded as irrelevant or simply misunderstood. On the other hand, many people have an idea that priesthood is a boring and secluded way of life! Think again. Come ...read more
An interfaith delegation of nearly 20 religious leaders from Ukraine were in Canada this week. The delegation included Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (Patriarch of the Ukrainian Catholic Church), Mr. Jacob Dov Bleich (Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine), Patriarch Filaret Denysenko (Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyivan Patriarchate), as well as senior representatives of the Roman Catholic, ...read more
Syrian-born Cardinal Ignace Moussa Daoud, died in Rome at the age of 81 this past weekend. Cardinal Daoud was the retired head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Eastern Churches and the former patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church. In a condolence message to the current Syriac Catholic patriarch, Pope Benedict called the Cardinal a “faithful ...read more