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We’re less than 24 hours away from the official start of the Catholic Media Convention here in Toronto, but Salt + Light has already experienced a flurry of activity. Today we welcomed Cardinal John Foley, the former president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication and the current Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Many times in the church, our stories are non-stories because key elements are missing. In more biblical language, how on Earth do we move the light from under the bushel and onto the lamp stand so everyone in the house may see it? How do we learn the difference between old ...read more
Beginning today, close to 400 Catholic journalists, editors, media experts, television and radio broadcasters roll into town for the 2008 Catholic Media Convention at Toronto’s Sheraton Centre Hotel. This three-day Catholic Convention, hosted by the Catholic Press Association of North America, the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals, and Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of ...read more
As the church celebrates the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, I would like to share with you the story of a group of martyrs in the early Church who give us some profound insights into the gift of the Eucharist, and the importance of our Sunday gatherings. These heroic witnesses, known as ...read more
You’ve followed the portageurs as they endured snowstorms, health problems and leadership changes. You’ve watched as they crossed into Quebec and past the half-way mark. And you’ve met the personalities leading the Ark of the New Covenant, such as Dominic, 60, whose has returned to the practice of his faith during the course of the ...read more
There is a profound mystery that the Feast of the Holy Trinity recalls: both the unspeakable reality of God and the manner in which this mystery has been given to us. This is the only day of the year when we are called to ponder a teaching of the Church rather than a teaching of ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to the United States last month evoked many comparisons between the current Pontiff, and that of his predecessor, John Paul II. It was unavoidable — John Paul II was much beloved, was Pope for nearly thirty years, and touched the hearts of millions. But it’s also not fair to compare the ...read more
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