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January is often noted as a dark time of year. The days seem shorter than they actually are. The wind chill a little colder. The nights darker. But we at Salt + Light want to use our blog to shine some light into our readers’ lives! Be sure to check the blog regularly in the ...read more
Did you know? … that the very first Focus episode, which was on nuclear weapons, aired on October 25th, 2005, and was co-hosted by David Naglieri and John Ignatowicz? … that originally Catholic Focus/Focus Catholique was going to be called “Gaudium et Spes” after the Vatican II document? … that at least 10 people were ...read more
As part of the S+L production team, I usually have to plead my case to traveling for work. So it felt odd to find myself on a flight to Calgary, still unsure what that story will be. Our goal was to cover the national conference of Catholic Christian Outreach, a national student movement dedicated to ...read more
Moms… we all have one. They birth us, feed us, love us, clothe us, fix us, teach us, move us, encourage us, and comfort us. And what do we do in return? Well, hopefully more than send them a card on just one day of the year. At Salt + Light Television, we decided we ...read more
I have always loved the awe-inspiring story of the journey of the Magi seeking Christ in Matthew’s Gospel [2:1-12]. At home in their distant, foreign lands, the three foreigners, most probably astrologers, had all the comforts of princely living, but something was missing- they were restless and unsatisfied. They were seekers, not satisfied with the ...read more
Growing up, our family would always travel out of town to visit my Grandmother over Christmas. On one or two rare occasions, we even spent Christmas Eve and Christmas day at her place. One memory that stands out for me is trying to sleep Christmas Eve on her couch in the living room. I don’t ...read more
What better way to get out of a snowstorm in Toronto than to go into the “deserts” of London, Ontario!!!That’s what I did from Saturday, December 15th, to Monday December 17th. With only a backpack of overnight clothes and my retreat journal, I went on a two hour bus ride to the Monastery of the ...read more
Be sure to tune into Salt + Light Television on Friday, December 21st at 8pm and midnight ET, for a special Christmas concert, “Carols & Brass.” Filmed December 15th at St. Joseph’s Parish in Ottawa, the two hour concert features the carols and hymns from the Choir of Orleans, who were joined by the Regimental ...read more
When we hear Matthew begin his Christmas story abruptly with, “Now the birth of Jesus took place in this way” we may ask ourselves: Where is the introduction to the homeless couple seeking shelter as the woman prepares to give birth? Where is the description of the stable, crude and bare, with cattle bowing gently ...read more
It’s a developmental disorder more common now than Down’s Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis, and one in about 165 individuals have it. It’s autism. The topic of autism has intrigued me ever since I was young. I admit that I never thought twice about the students in the Special Education program in my elementary school, but ...read more