Toronto, Canada, Dec 10, 2003 / 22:00 pm
The Toronto-based Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation is dedicated to bringing the Gospel message back into mainstream Canadian culture with 100 per cent Catholic broadcasting 24 hours a day.
The Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation is a non-profit national organization, committed to providing Catholics with the opportunity to connect with their beliefs and to celebrate their faith. It was established in 2003 and has since received the endorsement of the Canadian and U.S. bishops and the Vatican Television Centre.
“I believe that Salt and Light provides the opportunity for Catholics to be engaged in their faith and receive the hopeful and encouraging message of the Church,” said Fr. Thomas Rosica, the foundation’s CEO. The Basilian Father was the CEO and national director of World Youth Day 2002.
The foundation’s function is twofold: it is both a producer and a distributor of Catholic programming. Salt Light Television Productions will develop and produce shows for worldwide distribution to networks and specialty channels. And Salt Light Television, the foundation’s licensed, digital television network, will broadcast programming in Canada. The station received its broadcast license from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Nov. 17.