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  We should not be afraid of the Spirit. My first experience with the Holy Spirit was when I was about 12 years old. A new associate pastor arrived at our parish that year. He was a newly ordained, young priest. He saw that there was no youth group and decided to start one. So ...read more
Read a review from Richard Valenti, Salt+Light's Senior Editor, who attended an advance screening of "Pope Francis – A Man of His Word." ...read more
Read the Message of Pope Francis for the 92nd World Mission Day: 'Together with young people, let us bring the Gospel to all.' ...read more
This week on a special edition of the SLHour we focus on that alluring world of Hollywood. Our Hollywood Undercover Missionary, Mark Matthews, has been reporting on the good that’s happening in that town for several years now. This week we remember the good in Hollywood, with Mark Matthews. Email us your comments, find Deacon ...read more
Several Salt + Light staff members attended an advance screening of the film Pope Francis – A Man of His Word. Here are some of their thoughts. ...read more
Welcome to S+L’s Weekly News Round-Up. As part of my job, I come across many interesting Catholic news stories on a daily basis. Some of them I'll cover on Perspectives Daily and the others I’d like to share with you on this blog. This column is where I’ll point out some of the more interesting news pieces that I’ve come across over the past week! Enjoy! ...read more
The Vatican has just released a new document on economics and the world financial system. This work is highly technical and not for the average ‘Joe Six-pack' in the pews.  But never fear.  I, a humble Salt+Light associate producer (with a strong academic background in developmental economics_ am here with a quick take on what the average Catholic can glean from this document; no economics degree needed, I promise.   ...read more
The Vatican released today, an important document, entitled in English: “Economic and Financial Questions”. The 15-page document,calls for more market and financial regulation, saying that recent economic crises prove that markets are not able to govern themselves and need a strong injection of moral and ethics. ...read more
Read the new Vatican document released today: "Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones- Considerations for an Ethical Discernment Regarding Some Aspects of the Present Economic-Financial System." ...read more
As we approach the end of the Easter Season, we begin to prepare for the next celebration; Pentecost. But no one ever acknowledges Mary's role in Pentecost which may have been the most important of them all. ...read more