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Let us reflect for a moment on the great gift of the Holy Spirit that we receive on Pentecost Sunday. As we celebrate the outpouring of Christ’s Spirit upon each of us, we discover that the Holy Spirit makes the Christian experience truly Catholic and universal, open to all human experience. The whole of the ...read more
[This blog entry comes from Michael L. Knox, a Jesuit Scholastic in Toronto. He has helped Salt + Light with our short interstitials “Moments in Church History,” and offers this reflection on Sunday’s solemnity.] In recent weeks, Christian communities around the world gathered during the Easter Triduum to celebrate the passion, the death, and the ...read more
Last night, I slept at the house belonging to the aunt and uncle of Sylvain Cossette, Quebecois rock star. The previous morning at a parish rectory, I was treated to a lovely breakfast that included cretons, a traditional toast spread made of pork butt. I present these two occurrences as evidence that Quebec, indeed, is ...read more
After 10 episodes of Mothering… we have finally found the secret… the secret source of strength, inspiration, and support for moms. Wait for it…. The Sacraments. Moms are so blessed in their vocation to have a few tools of the faith to help them out along the way… specifically, I’m thinking of the Holy Eucharist ...read more
As my bus left Montreal Island, it struck me how different this location shoot would be from the last one. Two weeks ago I was in the “world’s capital” covering the U.S. papal visit; tomorrow I’m embarking on a walking pilgrimage into the Quebec hinterland. It’s hardly rural right now, however, as we’re spending two ...read more
The angels’ words to the “men of Galilee” in today’s first reading are painfully blunt and leave little room for misinterpretation: “Why do you stand here looking up at the skies? This Jesus who has been taken from you will return, just as you saw him go up to the heavens.” As Jesus disappeared, he ...read more
This Saturday, May 3rd, Salt + Light Television will broadcast a special live event from Rome. Pope Benedict XVI will join in the recitation of the Holy Rosary from the Basilica of Saint Mary Major. The event will start around 12 ET with English and French translation. There will be an afternoon repeat at 3:30pm ...read more
Though most countries celebrate the feast of our Lord’s Ascension today, in Canada that solemnity is transfered from the traditional Thursday to the following Sunday. That means liturgically, the Canadian Church celebrates the optional memorial of St. Joseph the Worker today. On this feast I am always reminded of a wooden statue of St. Joseph ...read more
Where are you when it comes to technology? Up-to-the-minute? Lost? Navigating somewhere in between? More importantly… where are your kids when it comes to technology? Today on Mothering, Full of Grace we talk to moms about the good and bad of technology, the advantages and dangers it presents our children, and how moms can stay ...read more
We’ve been thrilled with the positive response to 64 Days with the Ark, Salt + Light Television’s new series that follows a 1000 km walking pilgrimage from Midland, Ontario to Quebec City. As I type, a hardy group of portageurs continues carrying the Ark of the New Covenant (a symbolic religious artifact) onwards to the ...read more