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This weekend on Salt + Light we have lots of live events for you. On Friday, at 3:30pm ET, you may have seen the dedication of the new church of the Most Holy Trinity in Fatima, presided over by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. This weekend marks, of course, marks the 90th anniversary celebrations of the apparitions ...read more
A patron of Toronto’s World Youth Day, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati has a special place not only in the hearts of those of us here at Salt + Light, but also for young Catholics across our nation and even across the world. News has arrived that Blessed Pier Giorgio’s sister has passed away. Some of ...read more
The celebration of Thanksgiving in Canada makes an interesting counterpoint to the holiday celebrated by our American neighbours. While Americans remember the Pilgrims settling in the New World, Canadians give thanks for a successful harvest.At the heart of our Thanksgiving celebration is the idea of giving thanks for the goodness of the season past. And ...read more
Eye on the Church, the investigative series I produce for Salt + Light Television, is known to tackle controversial issues. Thus far we have explored hot button topics such as Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust, Clergy Sex Abuse, the abolishment of Catholic education in Newfoundland, and the challenge Catholic Politicians face bringing their faith ...read more
I admit it. I’m not a big fan of the United Nations. To me, it seems ineffective and indecisive. But after spending a week in New York at a conference exploring the Holy See Mission to the United Nations, I have a better understanding of the organization. I certainly disagree with its stance on some ...read more
Catholic Focus: “Faith Schools in Question” is now ONLINE. In my interview with Ontario Education Minister Kathleen Wynne, she admits that there have been no concerns about the integration of Catholic school graduates in greater society. This doesn’t seem like much of a revelation. But then how does this square with her party leader’s insinuations ...read more
I tried to play it cool. But, really, I was pretty thrilled to be riding a political campaign media bus. This wasn’t my usual beat. It’s not often that Salt + Light covers the minutiae of election politics. But when Ontario PC leader John Tory endorsed extending government funding to all private religious schools, people ...read more
Back in July, Father Thomas Rosica offered a reflection on St. Thérèse of Lisieux. As we commemorate her feast day, click HERE to read it. I myself was recently reflecting on this favourite saint of mine. Some very strong words from her autobiography, “Story of a Soul,” kept coming to mind. It was when she ...read more
“It is encountering the Lord God through the means, the pathway, of Sacred Scripture” is how Archbishop Thomas Collins, of the Archdiocese of Toronto describes Lectio Divina. On Sunday, at 9pm ET, Salt + Light Television broadcasts the Archbishop’s first session of Lectio Divina in Toronto, taped earlier this month at St. Michael’s Cathedral. The ...read more
Just a quick reminder about LifeChain today…. this is a very important event for you to support and turn out for if you are available. What is LifeChain? This is from the Archdiocese of Toronto website: LifeChain is a peaceful and prayerful way to be a witness to Life and Truth, standing an hour with ...read more