Celebrating 15 years of evangelizing
through the media

Salt + Light is turning 15! Join us in the celebration.

Throughout the year we will be bringing you new content on the impact of our programming over the last 15 years, and we will also be showcasing some of our best shows and experiences since 2003. Our anniversary celebrations run from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019.

Check out the content below and be sure to check back with us regularly.

The Flavour of the Gospel and the Light of Christ for Canada and the World: Salt and Light Television at 15!

July 1, 2018 marks the 15th anniversary of the first broadcast of Salt and Light Television Network. Born on the wings of the 2002 World Youth Day in Canada and launched in July 2003, Salt and Light is the first national Catholic television channel in Canada. The network was the dream and vision of the late Gaetano Gagliano, an Italian-Canadian Catholic business man who had a passion for communications and saw it realized at the age of 86 with the establishment of the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation. Gaetano died in 2016 at the age of 99.

The channel airs programming in several languages, predominantly in English along with several French programs airing under the brand Télévision Sel et Lumière as well as Italian and Chinese programs in both Cantonese and Mandarin. Salt and Light operates on numerous media platforms, including radio on the Catholic Channel on Sirius Radio, on YouTube, ROKU, and Social Media....read more

Celebrating 15 Years of Salt + Light

This year, we're celebrating 15 years of Salt + Light. Join us as we take a look back with former producers Gillian Kantor and Mary Rose Bacani Valenti, and current producer Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann.


S+L Interns say thank you

In celebration of Salt + Light TV's 15th anniversary, we'd like to thank donors for supporting the work of our mission and our summer student job and internship program.

Flashback: Mother Teresa's Legacy

This video was from 2005 about the film "Mother Teresa's Legacy" with Deacon Pedro-Guevara Mann. This clip was an arts & entertainment segment from the former S+L news show.

Flashback: Catholic Focus

In 2007, the famous rapping priest, Fr. Stan Fortuna, visited Salt + Light. In this episode of Catholic Focus, he talks to Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann about his music, his writing, and World Youth Day.

Flashback: In Your Faith

Season 2 EP 9 - What is Confirmation?
This episode from In Your Faith first aired in 2010. A fun and fast-paced show for youth, In Your Faith offered a practical message and an opportunity for young people to have their say on what they think about their Catholic faith.


This summer, Salt + Light will air a collection of WITNESS episodes specially chosen by host Fr. Thomas Rosica to encompass a wide variety of topics and issues that are highly relevant to the challenges and opportunities we face as a Church - and society - today.

July 15 – Cardinal Kevin Farrell
July 22 – Sr. Prima Pierick MC
July 29 – Bishop Jon Hansen, CsSR
August 5 – Baroness Joanna Shields
August 12 – Peter Mansbridge
August 19 – Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ
August 26 – Monsignor Philip Bordeyne
September 2 – David & Irene Sankoff
September 9 – Stephen Colbert


My Salt + Light Treasure Box
Mary Rose Bacani Valenti, Salt + Light producer from 2003 to 2011, recalls her experience of working at a fledgling Catholic TV station. ...read more
Fighting fake news one show at a time
The spread of fake news through digital media poses one of the greatest challenges to professional newsgathering operations. ...read more
On the lookout for salt and light: <br>A reflection for our 15th Anniversary
Sebastian Gomes reflects on S+L's mission to tell stories about the "salt of the earth" and the "light of the world" - the people who bring us joy and hope. ...read more