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While this year’s World Youth Day is being hosted by Spain, Canadians held the distinction of holding the first official event. On Tuesday morning, a special national gathering was held at Palacio de Deportes, better known as the Love and Life Site. The prayer service, organized by Salt + Light’s Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, featured ...read more
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following release regarding WYD participants: Firm in the Faith! [singlepic id=80 w=320 h=240 float=right] More than 500,000 young pilgrims from all over the world, including 6,000 from Canada, are expected in Madrid, Spain, to participate in the 26th World Youth Day (WYD). After Sydney in 2008 and ...read more
Below is an interview with Fr. Thomas Rosica on his thoughts on World Youth Day from Love and Life: A Home for English-speaking Pilgrims Q: How are you preparing for World Youth Day, and how would you recommend that pilgrims prepare for their upcoming journey? [singlepic id=56 w=320 h=240 float=right] A: I am preparing for World ...read more
As we wrap up another federal election (notably the fourth one in almost seven years), I would like to offer a few thoughts and tidbits about what I consider to be, the most exciting election I’ve seen in my time. I ‘ve always had a simple yet realistic idea that Canadians would elect either a ...read more
Holy Week has begun and here in Canada we are two weeks away from a Federal Election – needless to say, there are a lot of people who are not paying attention to Holy Week and Easter, and a lot of people who are not paying attention to the election. I think the latter group ...read more
Just the other night I was with friends and ended up having a conversation about… guess what? Chastity! Well, love, marriage, sex and relationships. One of my friends explained that he didn’t want to get married because for it to end up in divorce would be a failure. Even though he did not see marriage ...read more
We all have dreams. We all have goals. But  how many of us would say we are on a mission? But, yes, ultimately, that’s what we’re doing here on earth: carrying on the mission of Christ.On this upcoming episode of Word for Word, we meet a couple who embraced mission work as part of their ...read more
On Saturday November 27th the Vatican is uniting with Churches and religious communities around the world to pray for lives that are about to begin. Pope Benedict XVI will preside over the first Vespers of Advent at St. Peter’s Basilica. He will then hold a prayer vigil for nascent life. Salt + Light will bring ...read more
Last month on Perspectives, S+L reported from the annual plenary assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. Of particular interest to pro-life and social justice advocates, the agenda included a report by the bishops’ Ad Hoc committee on Development and Peace (CCODP). CCODP is the official international development agency of the Catholic Church in ...read more
MONTREAL — Prime Minister Stephen Harper stopped in at St. Joseph’s Oratory on his way to the Olympic Stadium for the grand Canadian celebration for the canonization of Saint Brother André. He was greeted by Fr. Claude Grou, CSC, rector of the shrine that was founded by Saint Brother André more than a century ago. ...read more