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S+L BLOG: Archbishop Terrence Prendergast



In Afghanistan yesterday, the country’s Jesuit Refugee Service Director was taken captive. Indian Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar was leaving a Jesuit supported school for refugees, when he was kidnapped by a group of unidentified assailants. Father Peter Balleis, international director of Jesuit Refugee Services, said that, “We are deeply shocked by Father Prem’s abduction. ...read more
This special message comes to us from Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, the Archbishop of Ottawa. His letter coincides with today’s feast, the Triumph of the Cross. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. To commemorate this Golden Anniversary, Pope Benedict XVI wrote ...read more
If you’ve outlawed religion and politics when dining with the in-laws, then you should avoid bringing up the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at your Labour Day BBQ. This volatile mixture of policy and prophecy will singe everyone on the patio, and becomes even more combustible with a little alcohol. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a ...read more
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa, Canada tells us that Christians are to see themselves as “raised with Christ.” More than that, they are called to spread the mystery of Easter to the world. Published below is his complete Easter message. On behalf of His Grace, Archbishop Prendergast and our entire team at Salt and Light ...read more
On the first night of the 2012 Canadian Catholic Youth Ministry Network Conference, a multitude of youth ministers, lay pastoral associates, archdiocesan youth directors, and university chaplains gathered in St. Patrick’s Basilica in downtown Ottawa.  This conference, that happens every two years, was held at the Ottawa Marriott hotel. Nearly 300 people gathered together to ...read more
This year we celebrated Brother André’s first feast day as Saint André. There were many special celebrations throughout Canada, and at Ottawa’s Notre Dame Cathedral there was a bilingual Mass of Thanksgiving for Canada’s newest saint. Ottawa’s Archbishop Terrence Prendergast was the main celebrant.  In his homily, he spoke of the qualities that make Brother ...read more