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Bullying occurs every seven seconds in our schools….scary thought, especially since we know that these acts extend far beyond demanding someone’s lunch money. Why is this phenomenon on the rise? And how is it that kids and teens are capable of this form of destructive behaviour? Tune in to Catholic Focus this Saturday at 7 ...read more
I sometimes wonder if our work at S+L TV would be better served if our programming were to air on another network, a secular network. Don’t get me wrong. I passionately believe in the work we do and completely believe in the value of a 100%-Catholic Network broadcasting Catholic content 24/7. Still, it is Catholics ...read more
I clearly remember at the conclusion of Cologne’s World Youth Day saying: “Bring on Sydney!” (which in hindsight is somewhat amusing, because I recall after Toronto in 2002 I said “Bring on Cologne!”) Two years have quickly passed since the excitement of Sydney first washed over me, and now we are just some 390 days ...read more
Here are the lyrics for Receive the Power, the theme song for World Youth in Sydney, Australia to be held July 14th-20th 2008. Below the lyrics is an interesting theological reflection on the song by WYD08 Coordinator Bishop Anthony Fisher, O.P. Remember if you’d like more information on Sydney’s World Youth Day, visit the official ...read more
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Bishop Ronald Fabbro of the London, Ontario diocese. Our conversation was for Salt + Light’s daily update program Zoom (Tuesday, June 19th/07 edition) and focussed on a recent national symposium on the Theology of the Body held in Edmonton. Are you familiar with the Theology of the ...read more
Father’s Day offers us a good opportunity to consider seriously the crisis of fatherhood in the world. The present challenges to fatherhood cannot be understood in isolation from the culture in which we live. Many people today ask whether fathers are really necessary or even desirable for the raising of children. In spite of the ...read more
This Sunday at 9 pm ET (with an encore presentation on Wednesday June 20th at 9pm ET) “Eye on the Church” will focus on the true story of heroism and faith seen through the recent history of St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s Newfoundland. Oftentimes we take things for granted. The food we eat, the ...read more
Today we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Hers is a heart which has been pierced, and hers is a heart that has pondered — pondered the wonders and mysteries of her Son, the Incarnate Word. But not just pondered, but treasured! (Luke 2:51) Let us treasure all that has been given ...read more
Today we celebrate the great feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This devotion became widespread through the efforts of St. Maragaret Mary Alacoque in the late 1600s. And what is the significance of the Sacred Heart? We often think of the heart as the center of the person; we speak of beating hearts, we ...read more
The president of the Italian Bishops has received another death threat. It’s one of just several Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco has had to endure over the last six months, though the gravity of the threats have increased. This time it came in the form of an envelope, containing three bullets and a message which read “I ...read more