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EDMONTON — Many parishes suffer from a fragmented approach to evangelization where one person or group is handed the responsibility to evangelize.
For Catherine Ecker, that’s not good enough. All disciples of Jesus are called to be people who evangelize and bring the Good News into every strata of humanity.
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Edmonton — This year’s Stewardship Days conference highlighted one of three pastoral priorities that Archbishop Richard Smith established for the Edmonton Archdiocese: evangelization, faith formation and nurturing a vocations culture.
OTTAWA — The Alberta bishops’ decision to pull out of the Edmonton March for Life could have an impact on Ontario and Quebec bishops’ participation in the National March for Life also set for May 12.
A spokeswoman for Campaign Life Coalition, organizers of the national march, expressed disappointment at the Alberta bishops’ decision.
EDMONTON — Catholic students from throughout Edmonton have stood up for the poor of the developing world.
Some 350 students from at least six Catholic high schools literally stood up for hours in the gym of Austin O’Brien High School March 15 to show their solidarity with those struggling with lack of clean drinking water, malaria and leprosy. And while they stood, they heard speakers and saw movies focusing on these issues.
SPRUCE GROVE — Sometimes young people want to compartmentalize Jesus, allowing him into their lives only when it's convenient for them.
"Hey, God, you're really good with the God stuff, and you made me feel good at a retreat day, and I enjoy you on Christmas and Easter," said Bob Rice, associate professor of catechetics at the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.
"I'll let you into my life on Sunday morning, but don't interfere with my Monday. Don't tell me how to live my life or have relationships or how I should be as a student."
The political future of the Middle East looks Islamic but not as rigid as the Iranian model, says a Middle East activist.
“I don’t think the next model is going to be Iran because the Iranian Revolution is not appealing (to the masses),” said Nizar Ghanem, a Lebanese activist who promotes peace and reconciliation throughout the Middle East.
Vacation, holidays, taking a break.
Sounds great — until you factor in realities such as a lost job, pay cut, just no way to get away.
Sure you can. Everyone needs to retreat from this chattering society so we can reconnect with ourselves — our authentic selves — who we really are.
TORONTO — American Catholic YouTube sensation Michael Voris doesn’t mince words.
His direct, no-nonsense approach to hot-button issues like abortion and contraception may rub some the wrong way.
But a dedicated following has discovered him online and say they find his message inspirational as they live out their faith in their schools and workplaces.
Mediaeval battles are a central feature at a summer camp that strives to stoke the fires of true manhood in the hearts of Catholic boys.
Camp Arcātheos is a five-day summer camp near Turner Valley that aims to give boys the spiritual and physical training they need to become good Catholic men, willing and able to defend the faith.
At Arcātheos, which means Stronghold of God, sons battle their dads with foam swords and even fire water-balloons by catapult against a menacing horde of evil villains.
DERWENT — Living Water College of the Arts will offer its first course on drawing and painting this summer.
Edmonton artists Izabella Orzelski and Bogdan Koral-Konikowski will teach the course — A Classical Approach to Drawing & Painting — Aug. 7-20.