Sep 092009
 

I discovered Salt and Light Television through a friend of mine who has been working and studying with them for the past 3 months. This Catholic TV network is based in Canada and was one of the fruits of World Youth Day Toronto 2002.

The theme for WYD Toronto was –

“You are the salt of the earth… You are the light of the world” (Mt 5,13-14)

… hence the name for this network.

It’s currently only available for Canadians but can be viewed online … and I believe they are working towards worldwide distribution. Salt and Light also produce film documentaries on the lives of saints – one of which I have seen on EWTN is of St Gianna –The Life of St. Gianna Beretta Molla.

Another documentary which speaks to the hearts of Australians is of Blessed Mary Mackillop. The film can be viewed online and is also available for purchase on DVD – it’s titled Mary Mackillop: Australia’s First Saint.

It’s wonderful to have these Catholic television networks overseas. Canada has Salt and Light; the USA has EWTN; Italy has Telepace ……. wouldn’t it be wonderful if one could be set up in Australia? Would it work here?

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