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From David Naglieri, on the ground at Andrews Air Force Base: “The plane has landed. Anticipation is at a fever pitch. As soon as the Alitalia plane landed at the Air Force base, the crowd erupted in applause. There are dozens of high school students and young Catholics from various parishes throughout the United States ...read more
Just a reminder, as mentioned here last week, Mothering, Full of Grace is pre-empted this week for coverage of the Papal Visit to the United States. A new episode will air April 23rd, stay tuned to the blog for more information next week. For a listing of Salt + Light’s Papal coverage — click HERE, ...read more
While I’m here sipping coffee in the media centre—now humbly surrounded by some of America’s most celebrated religion journalists—my colleague David Naglieri has just arrived at Andrews Air Force Base. Though his hour long delay to board the media bus was long, this is nothing compared to the two and a half hour wait for ...read more
For those of you that can’t get to your television but want to follow the many Papal events in the United States this week, Salt + Light Television is pleased to announce that we are now streaming live online 24 hours a day, seven days a week! You can access our station’s online feed from ...read more
Last night was like the quiet before the storm, as the D.C. media centre was strangely silent apart from us and the delightful Timothy Drake, author of the National Catholic Register’s Pope2008.com blog. The centre is filling up this morning as more than 5000 reporters have sought accreditation. Until the events begin, CNN Headline News’ ...read more
On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 pm, Pope Benedict XVI arrives at Andrews Air Force Base for his long awaited Apostolic Journey to the United States. It will be a historic encounter as the more than 70 million Catholics in the United States have their first encounter with the Holy Father. One can only hope that ...read more
The United States is gearing up for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit this week, and Salt + Light Television will have extensive coverage beginning with the Holy Father’s landing in Washington D-C on Tuesday. Our own David Naglieri and Kris Dmytrenko will be part of the Papal Press corps and bring us reports from Washington and ...read more
What have we seen and heard about Resurrection over these past days and weeks? It is the new creation, the great feast, the ark come through the flood, a rich pasture, a lover’s garden, the eternal palace, the heavenly temple, the city that has awaited our return for years, the New Jerusalem. Resurrection life, then, ...read more
This Sunday marks the 45th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. It’s an important reminder to always pray for vocations, not just this weekend, but everyday! In his message for the occasion, Pope Benedict chose the theme “Vocations at the service of the Church on mission.” He writes: “The Church is missionary in herself and ...read more
There are no textbooks or direct answers. There is no formula. Mathematicians and statisticians can put away their calculators. Because when it comes to prayer, there is no one way to teach someone what comes after the sign of the cross. I think the only person I’ve taught to pray is… myself. And obviously I ...read more