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Here is the Salt + Light unofficial translation of Pope Benedict’s April 15th General Audience address. ZENIT News Agency, which regularly publishes the English translation of the Wednesday General Audience, is on Easter hiatus until April 19th. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Our usual Wednesday General Audience is today filled with joy, the joy that no ...read more
“Twitter can make you immoral” screamed one headline last week. “Does Facebook fixation lower grades?” queried another. It seems that online networking sites are now under the critical eye of social scientists, who are eager to learn how new technologies are affecting human relationships. Twitter, if you’re still unfamiliar, is a web-based message board where ...read more
There is a proverb that says: “When the heart is not applied, hands can’t do anything.” It seems as if this were written for Thomas the Apostle in today’s very familiar Gospel story that provides us with an archetypal experience of doubt, struggle and faith. John’s first appearance of the Risen Lord to the disciples ...read more
Some of you may be familiar with the Catholics Come Home ads that we’ve been running on our network – they are a part of a series of campaigns to invite lapsed Catholics back into the fold. The newest of these campaigns is We Are Catholic, launched by the Archdiocese of Toronto to reach out ...read more
I was recently invited by Loretto College School in Toronto to present a workshop at their First Annual Women’s Conference. The aim of the conference was to empower young females of today to become successful women of tomorrow. There were about four other all-girls’ high schools invited, 15 workshops hosted by women of different backgrounds, ...read more
Christ is risen, truly He is risen, alleluia! After 40 days of Lent, a somber Holy Week, the powerful and moving Easter Triduum, we have launched into the Easter season. It’s a time of joy, of hope, of new life! It’s the perfect time to rejoice in our faith. One excellent way to celebrate and ...read more
Easter is the promise that death will visit each of us. But more important, it is the assurance that death is not the last word. The Resurrection of Jesus prompts us to recall, from the darkest moments of grief to life’s smallest trials, how much God comforts us and gives us the strength to persevere. ...read more
Each year on Good Friday we read the Passion according to St. John. Throughout this hauntingly moving narrative, there is an emphasis on Jesus’ sovereignty even in death. As we contemplate the mystery of Jesus crucified, we learn in his suffering and dying how vast a person he was among us. We are invited to ...read more
The following account of the Palm Sunday WYD Cross procession was written by Salt + Light editor Richard Valenti. As described earlier on the S+L blog, three Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia arrived in Toronto on April 3rd. They were staying for three days, so I was asked to take them around the city in ...read more
Sr. Marie Vianney Hamilton, O.P., one of the stars of Beloved: The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, was also one of the three Dominican Sisters who visited with Salt + Light Television this past weekend. Below is her reflection on the past weekend’s experiences. The whole trip to Toronto was a tremendous grace for me. ...read more