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Advent is the season of the prophets and the Scripture readings of these weeks before Christmas help us to focus our vision and deepen our longing for the Messiah. In the Gospel for the third Sunday of Advent this year, the figure of John the Baptist appears once again on the stage of salvation history. ...read more
This blog is coming to you from chilly Edmonton (to be quite honest, it’s very pleasant here, and it’s actually been colder in Toronto recently… welcome to winter!). I’m here with Salt + Light cameraman Wally Tello to film a new project by the Archdiocese of Edmonton called Nothing More Beautiful. Nothing More Beautiful is ...read more
Some of you may know of my excitement about the Nashville Dominicans (a.k.a. the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia), a religious congregation of Sisters based in Nashville, Tennessee. A few of us were able to travel to Nashville and meet them – you can read some of our blogs AND view the trailer by going ...read more
This past August, Madonna Gallo from Saint Elizabeth Health Care approached Salt + Light CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica about profiling Saint Elizabeth Health Care, an award-winning organization and not-for-profit charitable leader that has been delivering community health care since 1908. Fr. Rosica was enthusiastic about their work and asked me to lead the production on ...read more
This week on The World I Know we look at “Acceptance.” In the first segment of this show, Justin Cutajar describes God as the Great Artist! Despite the fact that God wanted the world to have a variety of races, nationalities, and cultures, people still struggle today with being accepted for who and what they ...read more
“We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original ...read more
I was returning to my apartment building one week ago when a 30-something smoker tried to strike a conversation. It was raining and well past midnight, but I obliged by seconding her complaints about the weather. “Would you like some company?,” she then asked. Her name was Donna. By “company” she meant the paid, sexual ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI had a very full and rich Wednesday General Audience catechesis on St. Paul’s teachings of Christ as the new Adam (you can read the Zenit translation HERE). As we work our way through the first week of Advent though, it was the Holy Father’s comments to the Italian speaking pilgrims that caught ...read more
A couple of weeks ago I posted a note about how the organizers of WYD 2011 in Madrid are hoping to “live intensely” the next three years and touch hearts. It looks like they’ve got their work cut out for them. In the northern Spanish city of Valladolid, a judge has ruled that Macias Picavea ...read more
This week on The World I Know we look at Self-Control. In the first segment of this show, our two hosts Ashley Carey and Sheana Correia introduce us to Self-Control lived out in the school community. I remember the first time I visited their school and met their principal at the time. She talked about ...read more