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Some of you may remember the kind face, warm heart and sound priestly advice of our beloved Fr. Gordon Kennedy. If you haven’t seen his signature smile grace our Salt and Light screen these past few months, it’s because Fr. Gordon has been assigned to pastor over the spectacular ‘cathedral of the north’ in Formosa, ...read more
Just this past week the reality of the current economic crisis has hit home with me. For the past few months I have felt eerily detached from the screaming newspaper headlines and endless chatter among TV taking heads about the economic crisis. However, in recent weeks the statistics have finally become people I know, and ...read more
When I visited the Motherhouse of the Nashville Dominicans I learned that each Sister sews their own habit during postulant year. Their habit has three parts, and they say a prayer as they put on each part. Sr. Kateri Rose can put on all three in a matter of seconds. I also asked, “How do ...read more
Mass, Adoration, Archbishop Collins leading meditation and lectio divina, confession with Toronto’s newest priests, free breakfast AND free lunch?!?! … no wonder Brennan Hall at St Michael’s College was packed to the brim with students and young professionals for the Office of Catholic Youth’s 2008 Advent Retreat. The zombie-like bodies of young adults from in ...read more
Our Catholic Focus series always tries to ask the questions (and provide the answers) that inform your faith. And what can be more central to one’s faith then the question, where do I come from? This Tuesday November 25 at 7:00 pm ET tune in for an all new episode of Catholic Focus Evolution: Was ...read more
This week on The World I Know we look at Hope. In the first segment of this show, we meet Maverick Guerra, the youngest host of the series as a student in Grade 4. I remember the first time I visited his school because I came back to the office after the shoot at his ...read more
It is the classic question I have for every couple: “How did you know he/she was the one?” It is the same question I have for every religious: “How did you know He was the One? And that this religious order was the one for you?” I love love stories (especially with the way women ...read more
This Sunday, November 23rd, at 9:00 pm ET Salt + Light TV premieres its newest documentary A Hand of Peace: Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust. The film could not come at a more appropriate time. More than fifty years have now passed since the death of Pope Pius XII and his legacy remains the ...read more
This past weekend I enjoyed a visit by some campus lay missionary friends from Kingston, Ontario. As we reconnected over all-you-can-eat sushi, they inquired about my recent stay in Rome. It was clear from their questions that they, like most Catholics, hadn’t followed the Synod of Bishops too closely. In their defense, not everyone has ...read more
I never lived in a “kingdom” until I studied in the Middle East. For several years of my graduate studies in Sacred Scripture, I had the privilege of accompanying then-Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Michel Sabbah to Amman, Jordan once a month to lecture to his priests (Jordan is also part of the Latin Patriarchate of ...read more