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As Canadian citizens, Catholics have an obligation to be interested in politics. They should exercise this civic responsibility by becoming involved in the electoral process and especially by voting. The above two sentences begin a four page Federal Election Guide from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops issued on Monday. (you can read the press ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Voyage to France is well underway. He landed Friday morning in Paris, had a number of meetings during the day, celebrated Vespers with clergy and religious and met with young people. For a wrap on today’s events, check out the September 12th Zoomcast. Be sure to stay tuned to Salt + ...read more
Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, the Archbishop of Montreal returned his Order of Canada Thursday, in protest of the appointment of abortionist Henry Morgantaler to the Order. Here is Cardinal Turcotte’s statement: Declaration by Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, Archbishop of Montréal On May 9th 1996, the office of the Governor-General of the time, Mr. Roméo Leblanc, announced that ...read more
When he was just a little boy, my now-husband would sing for his family, gathering them together to hear various verses of Peace is Flowing Like a River. And sometimes, while we are in the grocery store or doing household chores or getting ready for work, I can hear him humming or whistling the tune. ...read more
From the Toronto Sun September 11 marks the seventh anniversary of the dreadful terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. As media attention turns again to those fateful days and to the masterminds of such acts of terror and violence, plunging the world into its current state of war and fear, I offer some ...read more
O God of love, compassion, and healing, look on us, people of many different faiths and traditions, who gather today at this site, the scene of incredible violence and pain. We ask you in your goodness to give eternal light and peace to all who died here— the heroic first-responders: our fire fighters, police officers, ...read more
September 11 marks the seventh anniversary of the dreadful terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. As media attention turns once again to those fateful days and to the masterminds of such acts of terror and violence, plunging the world into its current state of war and fear, I offer some considerations on the ...read more
I remember sitting on the curb-side on Bloor Street in Toronto, once, many years ago, at a Life-Chain. This was in the days when I would say that I was against abortions, but I didn’t feel I could tell a woman what to do with her own body. The point of a Life-Chain is that ...read more
I always think of September as a time of new beginning; the changing of seasons, the beginning of school for many, the return to the regular routine of work, and for those in the world of television — the debut of new programming! It’s no different here at Salt + Light as we have a ...read more
I couldn’t help but smiling as I watched dozens of children shower a statue of the Infant Mary in the Church hall of a Mississauga, Ontario parish this past weekend. I’m sure our Blessed Mother was smiling as well! The event came as part of Monthi Fest — a special celebration hosted by the Mangalorean ...read more