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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
From the Toronto Sun Pope Benedict’s first trip to the United States had many people concerned about the impact the German pontiff would have on a rather beleaguered church. They asked if Benedict would be able to “connect” with people as his predecessor John Paul II had done. After all, Benedict arrived in America at ...read more
The Church’s teaching on indulgences is very ancient and the basis for the original understanding of indulgences still stands. But over the centuries, the doctrine and practice suffered many unfortunate abuses, so upon the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Paul VI formed a Commission to study the topic thoroughly. On January 1, 1967 ...read more
Last week Pope Benedict XVI made his first visit as Pope to the United States of America. Many were concerned about the impact the German Pope would have on a rather beleaguered Church. They asked if Benedict would be able to “connect” with people as his predecessor John Paul II had done. After all, Benedict ...read more