About

Pax Tecum!

My name is Damian Goddard.  I’m a 43-year old Catholic Canadian who, with a little help from his wife, can also get by in any conversation conducted in Swiss-German dialect.  Latin?  Not so much.  But I’m tryin’.

I’ve spent some 20 years in the television and radio broadcast industry here in Canada.  But the work has been few and far between since May 10th, 2011 when I sent a tweet defending “the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage”.  The very next day, after a virtual media firestorm, I was fired from my position as weekend anchor at Rogers Sportsnet – one of Canada’s leading sports networks.  Some might be inclined to say it’s been all down-hill for Damian Goddard since May 11th, 2011.  Well, they couldn’t be further from the truth.  To this day, I believe my firing was the making of me.  And no, I’m not high on some good Latin Mass incense.  I am forging ahead on a spiritual journey through a treacherous wilderness that appears to be claiming many souls.  I’m so thankful that you’ve decided to join me on this journey… or, at least my about page!  I’ll take whatever you’re willing to give.  I thank you.  My wife since December 2000 Andrea thanks you.  And little Evelyn and Lukas thank you.  Though, they’d love you more if you sent some Swiss chocolates.

So.  You’re wondering – “what’s damiangoddard.com all about?”  For my mission statement, click here.
For those who’re like “I don’t like this damiangoddard.com thingy and, by God, I’m gonna tell him a thing or two”, you can contact me here.
And to the very, very few who actually “get” me, like my mom, my dad, Michael Sean Winters-types, and others who are willing to help me financially in this apostolate, God bless you!  And, uh, please click here.

Mission:

Via written, video and audio blogging, roundtable discussions, and one-on-one interviews for internet broadcast, the mission of damiangoddard.com is to embolden people to live out their faith in this world, and build God’s Kingdom in the next.  At the heart of this venture, is abiding by the teachings of the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church – the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.

We are commissioned to be the salt of the earth.  This endeavour will be full of “flavour”.

We are to be the light of the world.  Issues that impact our culture will be put under the spotlight, in the hopes that we can bring folks to a better understanding of this simple fact – there is no joy without Christ.

That is the hope.  That is the mission.

10 Responses to “About”

  1. Dave Millard December 5, 2012 at 10:48 #

    Finally a journalist who’s NOT afraid to speak his mind and present the truth to those who seek it!! Kudos Damo!! Continued success in your new “gig” and best wishes for a long and prosperous career!!

  2. Jesse February 19, 2013 at 10:48 #

    I am inspired by you and I love “the Drop Box”.

    God bless you. You and your family will now be in our prayers.

  3. Mark March 26, 2013 at 10:48 #

    The abject, spineless acts of so many in secular society are creating an army of Catholic warriors! All power to your elbow, Damian. Thanks for telling it like it is in your own inimitable way. From an English Catholic fighting the good fight in the not very united States of America.

  4. Michael Bonello April 3, 2013 at 10:48 #

    Hi Damian,
    I saw you at Mass on Easter Sunday and I couldn’t get to you after Mass, but I wanted to tell you that I am very proud of you for representing our Faith. So few these days are willing to do what you did and even though things may be difficult financially right now, God works in wonderful ways and you are an inspiration!! God bless you and your family.

    • Damian Goddard April 4, 2013 at 10:48 #

      Michael, you have no idea how much I appreciate your kind words and support. My being Catholic is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. I hold it, like my wife and children, as an invaluable treasure. Something tells me you know exactly what I’m talking about.
      I look forward to meeting you one of these days!
      Take care and God bless you and yours!
      damo

      • Dennis April 13, 2014 at 10:48 #

        Catholics, they’re the ones that protect the pedophile priests right? I’m not christian and I quite resent your idea that we should all be catholic. I don’t support pedophiles and I never would. Why can’t you understand that not everybody believes that priest should be able to sexually abuse children and get away with it just because they are catholic. I think the church should no protect child abusers.

        • Damian Goddard October 2, 2014 at 10:48 #

          Dennis, of course you resent the idea that we should all be Catholic. I know this to be a fact, that Christ Himself was despised for calling all of humanity to His loving embrace. Where we are in full agreement is that pedophilia is an egregiously wicked act against God, whether perpetrated by a priest or by those who wish to normalize the heinous activity. And that’s precisely where we are in the culture, aren’t we. You might be surprised to know that we actually agree on certain things. I’ll part with this, though; true happiness is attained when you realize that God has a plan for you and you decide to act on it. It’s called being a “Christian”. And there is no greater love experience in this life. Tragically, some choose to find that out in the next when it is too late. I pray that you come to this realization sooner, rather than later.

  5. GADEL May 18, 2013 at 10:48 #

    God bless you always. Amen.

  6. norm November 8, 2013 at 10:48 #

    Not only do i think people like you should be deported to a remote island so none of us have to hear about your bullshit,but i cant believe you have the balls to post an option to donate money on here. Unbelievable! I thought this was a joke when i saw it, i couldnt hold myself back from laughing. Good luck with your pyramid scheme. Youre not better than any other idiot who can sit in front of a keyboard and lie. And good riddance as far as your sportscasting goes.

    • Damian Goddard November 13, 2013 at 10:48 #

      So Norm, what can I put you down for?

      Pyramid scheme? I don’t think you know what a pyramid scheme is, let alone an internet broadcast channel. I’m sorry you are so angry at people who wish to express their deeply held beliefs. I suppose it won’t help if I said I’ll pray for you, would it?

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