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“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” Those words from our Lord in today’s Gospel. Our Lord said this to his disciples, and he went on to speak of the Holy Spirit coming to guide his followers in the truth, but I have to admit my mind ...read more
Happy Mother’s Day out there to all. I hope you are each blessed today with extra smiles, flowers, lunch outside in the sunshine, and the cheers and thanks of family and friends. To my own Mom, I say THANK YOU for all her words… words of wisdom, of love, of concern, of hope, of joy, ...read more
“O God, let all the nations praise you!” echoes this Sunday’s responsorial psalm. It’s a wonderful line that deserves to be firmly and joyously proclaimed. It’s also appropriate that we hear it at this time of year; at a time when we read about the early Church in the Acts of the Apostles, and at ...read more
On his road to sainthood, one of the miracles attributed to Antônio de Sant’Ana Galvão involved curing a woman who faced a life-threatening childbirth. For this reason, Saint Antônio is honoured as a patron of pregnant women! Never heard of Saint Antônio de Sant’Ana Galvão? He was just canonized Friday morning by Pope Benedict XVI ...read more
Did you have a chance to catch Pope Benedict XVI’s Wednesday arrival in rainy Brazil on Salt + Light Television? Waving flags and “Long Live the Pope” chants from enthusiastic crowds in Sao Paulo greeted the Holy Father as he began his first visit to Latin America as pope. The five day trip will include ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Tomorrow, Pope Benedict XVI begins a six-day pilgrimage to Brazil. This offers the pope a great opportunity to convince the people of the southern hemisphere, which includes 43% of the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics, that they, too, are at the centre of his ministry. The visit begins with 14 pastoral events ...read more
Some exciting news for Salt + Light over the weekend. It is custom at their annual conference that the Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada (ARCCC) presents an award of recognition for special contributions to Christian or religious communications. This year, Salt + Light was proud to have been selected as the recipient of ...read more
This past Friday, myself and a few Salt + Light’ers headed over to St. Alphosus Ligouri Parish in Peterborough, Ontario, to film a concert put on by Spirit and Song recording artist Steve Angrisano. It was an enjoyable evening featuring some catchy contemporary Catholic music. Steve was very engaging, and is a very talented musician ...read more
If you’re a hockey fan this is your time of year — the playoffs! You can camp out on your sofa in front of the television (or at your computer checking your online fantasy hockey pool) and watch hours of games, absorbing all the hockey action to get you through that hockey dry season between ...read more
From the Toronto Sun During the initial weeks of Lent 2007 in early March I avoided commenting on the sensational story of the alleged discovery of the tomb of Jesus in a Jerusalem neighbourhood. While it is true that tombs were found in Jerusalem’s Talpiot section and the names of Jesus, Mary, Joseph and Matthew ...read more