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When Kristin Kopp read in her Sunday bulletin last Easter about Archbishop Smith's Jubilee Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, she knew she had to be there. "I just felt a calling to go as soon as I read about it," she said.
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For more than 100 years thousands of aboriginal children were forcibly sent to Indian residential schools funded by the federal government and run by Christian churches and religious communities.
The Archdiocese of Edmonton is planning to establish a professional cathedral choir and an Academy of Sacred Music to promote noble liturgical music among the faithful.
The first thing the Bible says about being human is that humans are an image. "Then God said, 'Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness.'" We are a picture of God made by God.
When one-third of a report's length is taken up with the citations used in producing it, you know it's been well researched.
The Edmonton Archdiocese will be giving input to the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family through some of its consultative bodies.
Most journalists are "absurdly naïve" about the Catholic faith, says Michael Coren, a bestselling author of 15 books.
Since most students at St. Hilda School are Filipino, they were devastated by the tragedy of Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines.
Shortly after arriving in Canada this summer from Hungary, Father Jeno Rigo pulled into a self-serve gas station to fill up his car. He studied the pump but, perplexed, was soon inside the station asking the attendant for help. When you are new to a country even the most mundane tasks can be challenging.
More than 35,000 people are living on the 40-acre diocesan compound in Bossangoa, Central African Republic, seeking protection from rebels who are targeting Christians, said the local bishop.
BALTIMORE – The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, called by Pope Francis for next October, is drawing great interest from everyday Catholics, many of whom are anxious to weigh in on questions the Vatican has sent out in preparation for the session.
VATICAN CITY – In enunciating the principles of Catholic social teaching, popes have long stressed the Church's special concern for the poor and the need for state intervention to promote economic justice.
"It's awesome to think that somewhere in the bishop's office, here in Prince Albert, there is a paper in a correspondence folder, with my name on it, signed by Francis, bishop of Rome!"
SASKATOON – Four remaining Brazil missionaries from the Diocese of Saskatoon will return home in the summer of 2014.