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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
Think being Catholic is just going to Mass on Sunday? You may want to reconsider that thought after Wednesday’s episode of Catholic Focus (airing at 7pm and 11pm ET, with a Saturday repeat at the same times) As you may have read on this blog, myself, associate producer Kris Dmytrenko, and cameraman Wally Tello headed ...read more
On June 4th, I had the privilege of watching a short video produced by St. Marguerite d’Youville Secondary School on CBC. The piece was actually from an assignment in D’Youville’s Grade 11 Communications Technology course. The short segment, “Nothing Isn’t Always Nothing”, won the Making the Grade 2 Video Contest sponsored by CBC Television. I ...read more
Did you know actor Martin Sheen took his name from the great television preacher Archbishop Fulton Sheen? Did you know Archbishop Sheen’s TV program drew in as may 30 million people on a weekly basis?!?! To learn more about this extraordinary priest and pioneer in communications watch this evening’s new edition of Catholic Focus, airing ...read more
What an adventure!! Months and months of reading have brought me to this page: the last episode of this season of Word for Word. And how appropriate – tonight we feature a book all about adventures. In “Let the Little Children Come to Me,” we interview Dr. Nancy Reeves and Linnea Good, authors of Adventures ...read more
On Friday June 1, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI approved a series of decrees clearing the way for the canonization of two women and formally recognizing the martyrdom of 188 Japanese Catholics, 127 victims of Spanish Civil War and an Austrian layman executed for refusing to fight in the Nazi army. With the publishing of the ...read more
When repentent Hummer driver starts spouting off about climate change, is there not a small, uncharitable part of you that wants to recreate the conclusion of Terminator 2? I mean you no harm, Arnie.  But—I know I’m not alone here — environmentalists just rub us the wrong way. Climate change activists frequently demand the impossible: ...read more
This Sunday is Trinity Sunday, where we Catholics celebrate that great mystery of the faith — three Divine persons in one! It’s been contemplated by Church fathers and saints, it’s been debated by philosophers and theologians, it’s left many scratching their heads! Not to sound defeatist — but it is a mystery! We can’t fully ...read more
Friday has brought exciting news for the Canadian Church: there’s been a number of Episcopal appointments by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI! Salt + Light rejoices with those in the areas of Vancouver, Kingston, and New Westminister at the good news! You can read all about the appointments HERE. One of the appointments involves the ...read more