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As you know, every week, I’ve been telling you about the upcoming episode of The World I Know: Virtues in Action. However, in order to provide you with wonderful Christmas programming and an opportunity to view some episodes you may have missed, we’ll be going on re-runs! On Tuesday, December 16th, we will be airing ...read more
Advent season is one of my favorite times of the year. It is a season full of anticipation and hope. In my family growing up we always kept an Advent wreath whose four burning candles reminded us of the spirit of the season and served to build anticipation for the coming joy of the Christmas ...read more
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