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Back in July, Father Thomas Rosica offered a reflection on St. Thérèse of Lisieux. As we commemorate her feast day, click HERE to read it. I myself was recently reflecting on this favourite saint of mine. Some very strong words from her autobiography, “Story of a Soul,” kept coming to mind. It was when she ...read more
“It is encountering the Lord God through the means, the pathway, of Sacred Scripture” is how Archbishop Thomas Collins, of the Archdiocese of Toronto describes Lectio Divina. On Sunday, at 9pm ET, Salt + Light Television broadcasts the Archbishop’s first session of Lectio Divina in Toronto, taped earlier this month at St. Michael’s Cathedral. The ...read more
Just a quick reminder about LifeChain today…. this is a very important event for you to support and turn out for if you are available. What is LifeChain? This is from the Archdiocese of Toronto website: LifeChain is a peaceful and prayerful way to be a witness to Life and Truth, standing an hour with ...read more
On Sunday September 30th, at 8:00 pm ET, Salt + Light Television offers an important contribution to the Church’s efforts to bring healing admidst a sex abuse scandal that rocked an Ontario Diocese. Eye on the Church explores the lessons learned from the horrible, four decade long, sexual abuse of little girls by Fr. Charles ...read more
I was once at a dinner party and a couple of people were discussing a recent trip to Rome. This caused one guest to start on a tirade about the Catholic Church and the wealth that it has amassed through Church property. “Sell it, and give it to the poor!” was his suggestion and he ...read more
Producer Mary Rose Bacani and I recently had the pleasure of appearing on ListenUp TV to discuss Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. The episode, airing on Salt + Light, October 3rd at 8:30pm ET, explores the recently released book “Come Be My Light,” which details the pious Sister of Calcutta’s great spiritual suffering. “I have no ...read more
This Sunday, September 23rd, at 9:00 pm ET, tune in to Salt + Light Television for a new edition of our investigative special Eye on the Church. This week we will explore the impact of John Paul II’s legacy on the modern crisis of Catholic politicians. It seems all too common these days for political ...read more
On this, the feast of St. Matthew, I was reminded recently of the Holy Father’s words from the General Audience about this Apostle. For those of you that do not know, Pope Benedict has been using his General Audience over the last couple of years to explore key figures in the early Church. Just this ...read more
When I was in high school, I wasn’t into my faith at all. Religion was just another credit and going to church on Sundays was just part of a family tradition. And I’m being honest – organized meetings of faithful young people, like the Steubenville conferences, would have been THE farthest thing on my mind ...read more
The feast of the Triumph or the Exaltation of the Cross stems from the tradition that Emperor Constantine’s mother, St. Helena, discovered the cross on which Jesus died, on September 14th, 320 A.D., in Jerusalem. Initially, the triumph attributed to the cross functioned more within the “normal” understanding of that word: a victory won over ...read more