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Below is the joint message of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the occasion of the World Day of Prayer for Creation on September 1, 2017. The story of creation presents us with a panoramic view of the world. Scripture reveals that, “in the beginning”, God intended humanity to cooperate in the preservation and ...read more
The Holy Father welcomed a delegation of Rabbis at the Vatican on Thursday. They gave him a document titled “Between Jerusalem and Rome”, on relations between Catholics and Jews, and he delivered a short address. Pope Francis also sent a telegram to the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Daniel DiNardo, offering his prayers for the victims of ...read more
In his weekly catechesis this Wednesday, the Holy Father reflects on what it means to have a searching heart, a restless heart. It allows Jesus to come in and ignite one’s life. At the end of the General Audience he announced his joint appeal with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I on the occasion ...read more
Dear Subscribers and Friends of Salt and Light Television, During the morning of Tuesday, August 29th, an accident at a construction site in Toronto resulted in the fiber that carries the Salt + Light TV signal to millions of TV households in Canada being severed, effectively taking Salt and Light TV channel off air. The ...read more
Jesuit and former Vatican spokesperson Fr. Federico Lombardi turned 75 today. As a Catholic communicator, he held positions within Vatican Television, Vatican Radio and, from 2006 to 2016, was the director of the Holy See Press Office. Salt + Television wishes him many blessings on his birthday. Catholic News Service shares the story of a ...read more
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – September 3rd, 2017 Today’s Gospel from Matthew 16:21-27 presents us with the first prediction of Jesus’ passion. It follows the story told in Mark 8:31-33 and serves as a corrective to the misunderstanding of Jesus’ Messiahship as solely one of glory and triumph. Matthew’s account of the ...read more
It’s official: Pope Francis will travel to Myanmar and Bangladesh at the end of November. And we take a closer look at the Pope’s recent address on liturgical reform, declaring Vatican II’s reforms “irreversible”. ...read more
Last week in Chicago Illinois, Catholic leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico, gathered together to participate in the J.S. Paluch Company’s yearly vocations seminar. This year it was titled “Creating a Culture of Vocations: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going” ...read more
Do your friends think? Last time we began looking at some qualities that should be part of a friendship: trust, honesty, fun and time. We also saw that in the Gospel of Matthew (5:22), Jesus speaks about forgiveness as a good quality in friendship. Today we’re going to see how friends think. But first, here’s ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we speak with event producers Mike Danielson and Charles Eide and we reconnect with songwriter Ken Canedo. CatholicMom.com’s Lisa Hendey joins us for a chat and singer/songwriter Joe Zambon has a new album, Love Is. Full program: [audio:SLRadio_170826.mp3] This program is available thanks to the support ...read more