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And Then More, and More Words  VATICAN CITY, OCT. 8, 2008 (Zenit.org).- If any biblical phrase could sum up the proceedings of these first days of the world Synod of Bishops on the “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church,” it is the opening of the prologue of John’s Gospel. The ...read more
In our faithfulness and trust and belief, we acknowledge that the Catholic Mass contains mysteries – the Holy Trinity and transubstantiation among them – which we embrace and celebrate. But what shouldn’t be mysterious is the Mass itself.  This hour-long celebration with our fellow Catholics shouldn’t be a confusing choreography of sitting, standing, and kneeling with prayers recited by rote interspersed between ...read more
VATICAN CITY, OCT. 7, 2008 (Zenit.org).- I was always fascinated listening to the stories of how much of the Second Vatican Council took place in smaller, informal venues, rather than at the general sessions in St. Peter’s. Cardinal George Flahiff (1905-1989), former superior general of my community, the Congregation of St. Basil, and archbishop of ...read more
My younger sister just had a baby girl (Emma, the first grandchild for my parents) this past Sunday.  I learned earlier from my mom that she has been praying the Rosary Novena for Emma’s safe delivery.  The Rosary What???   I asked my mom.  I’ve heard of Novenas to St. Therese, to St. Joseph, to St. Anne, ...read more
“Do you want to say a little decade?” is a predictable question coming from my husband when we get into the car to drive anywhere that takes longer than five minutes. Also predictable is my teasing him on the adjective “little” (as opposed to a “big, huge” decade), after which, yes, we pray our decade ...read more
VATICAN CITY, OCT. 5, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Having learned last June of my Vatican appointment to the 2008 world Synod of Bishops on “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church,” my mind often wandered over the past summer to the adventure of the 12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of ...read more
Our congratulations to Salt + Light producer Matthew Harrison and his beautiful wife Aldora, who were married on Saturday. We thank you both for the faith and joy you bring to your colleagues and our viewers, and we wish you a peace-filled marriage with many happy adventures. (Stealing great words from the homily…) Be blessed ...read more
Salt + Light Television is pleased to bring you live coverage of events from the twelfth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, taking place in the Vatican from October 5 to 26. Beginning Sunday, October 5 at 3:30 a.m. and again at 3 p.m. Eastern time, we bring you the Synod’s opening ceremony ...read more
A new season of Lectio Divina with Archbishop Thomas Collins begins this Sunday at 9pm ET on Salt + Light. The theme of this year is, appropriately, “A Year with St. Paul.” His Grace will be exploring Acts 9:1-22, the Conversion of Saul, in this particular episode. As the Archbishop delves into the conversion story ...read more
When Scott Linehan was hired to be the head coach of the St. Louis Rams in January 2006, it was his crowning achievement after years toiling as an assistant coach in both the NFL and the college ranks. He had reached the pinnacle of his profession at the tender age of 43. Now the hopes ...read more