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In Egypt, the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox-Christians have been told to halt all church activities & events held outside the churches this month because of credible security threats. This warning was issued quietly after the attack by the Islamic State on Christians traveling to a monastery in Egypt that killed 29 people in May. Sources are ...read more
The staff of Salt + Light Media come from 14 different countries. This summer, for Canada’s 150th anniversary, we are reflecting on what makes Canada so special to each of us? Here Julian Paparella, a returning intern, reflects on the uniqueness that comes with being Canadian. A Reflection for Canada 150  As a Canadian since ...read more
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – July 23rd, 2017 Once again in this week’s Gospel passage, images of growing trees, shrubs and plants provide us with powerful insights into the quiet and slow ways that God’s Kingdom grows among us and within us. Today’s Gospel story is peculiar to Matthew (13:24-33). Central to ...read more
I’d like to start with a quick review the Pope’s address to pilgrims at St. Peter’s square during his weekly Sunday Angelus prayer. The Pope recalled the Gospel reading of the day, the famous parable of the sower and explained that the sower is Jesus, but the parable itself, concerns us as it speaks of the soil and ...read more
Last time we looked at a little bit of the tradition of deacons in the Catholic Church. Deacons go way back and there is a consistent presence of deacons and the diaconate in many Church documents and writings up until the 3rd century. We also saw that the diaconate as a permanent order was brought back ...read more
In response to numerous questions over the past two weeks about Jesuit Fr. James Martin’s book, Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity, I have prepared the following reflection. ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we learn about the new Way of the Cross comic book and author Sally Read shares her conversion story. We also meet singer/songwriter PJ Anderson and Lupe Rios has a new album. Email us your comments or send us a direct voice mail message by clicking ...read more
In this video, Fr. Rob Galea talks about five things that make a good Catholic Christian. Follow Fr. Rob Galea! http://www.FrRobGalea.com Social Media: @FrRobGalea ...read more
The former head of the Vatican’s doctrine office has denied a recently published story that claims that he was dismissed by Pope Francis due to differences of opinion on doctrinal matters. German media, OnePeterFive, cites a “trustworthy German source” who quoted an “eyewitness” who “apparently” recently sat with Cardinal Müller at lunch and “allegedly” heard the cardinal’s ...read more
As of yesterday, there is officially a 4th pathway to possible sainthood. In a new apostolic letter issued in Rome yesterday, the Pope approved new norms, allowing for candidates to now be considered for sainthood because of the heroic way they freely risked their lives and died, as a result of an extreme act of ...read more