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The real and total comprehensive task of a Christian…is to be a human being, a human being, of course, whose depths are divine. Karl Rahner Whenever people speak of Auschwitz, I wonder how it was possible for a person to ignore atrocities that happened only a few miles away. It’s said that some camps were ...read more
Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio at Salt + Light Television along with members of the Syrian community of Toronto and members of the Salt + Light team. The civil war in Syria is perhaps the most volatile issue in international affairs today. This is high stakes showdown that has seen all of the major powers of the ...read more
When comparing long-term travel plans among Christian friends, the one country on everyone’s list, without exception, is Israel. But obstacles like cost — a typical return flight from Toronto to Tel Aviv will run well over $1000 — mean that many pilgrims tend to make the journey later in life. Looking back on my own ...read more
When I was twelve years old a doctor in my parish, who was a  fairly active parishioner, announced that he was going to Mexico for a year to further his studies. I didn’t think much about it. The year went by and one day I noticed that he had returned. But what I really noticed ...read more
The content of Caravaggio’s art was often explicitly Catholic, but what about his beliefs, or his lifestyle? The controversial artist was recently featured in a rare exhibition in Canada, so S+L’s Jenna Murphy took a trip to Ottawa to see his works in person. Jenna reveals what she learned in a recent episode of Catholic ...read more
During my time living in Rome over the last decade, a funny thing happened. When I would return home for visits, my family, friends, and even Canada Customs agents would inevitably ask, “Hey, is it true that (fill in the blank with random question about the Vatican)?” My solution, finally, was to produce a Catholic ...read more