KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Bishop David Monroe of Kamloops was released from hospital before Christmas after a long, but shorter than expected, recovery.
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EDMONTON – In response to the city’s aging population, a shortage of beds for the acutely ill, and the closure of Alberta Hospital Edmonton, Covenant Health opened a new geriatric mental health facility Jan. 5. more . . .
EDMONTON – In solidarity with Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant churches around the world, Edmonton’s Christians are celebrating the ecumenical movement’s efforts to overcome divisions in the Church. more . . .
Studying theology helps Christians “to appreciate ever anew the wonder of the faith,” says Archbishop Richard Smith. more . . .
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict has denounced recent attacks on Christians around the world and singled out the government of Pakistan, asking that it repeal its anti-blasphemy law. more . . .
EDMONTON — "To continue working within the Church, you have to stay at the top of your game. You have to continually deepen your knowledge and your skills. Newman is very crucial to that," said Marieta Paul, a student at Newman Theological College. more . . .
From an uncertain beginning when it was established as a degree-granting institution in 1969, Newman has thrived and grown into a significant centre of theological learning recognized throughout North America. more . . .
St. Joseph Seminary has changed considerably during its 84 years of operation. Founded in 1927 to train priests for the Edmonton Archdiocese, it's now the seminary of choice for Western Canadian dioceses. more . . .
St. Joseph's Seminary and Newman Theological College were relocated to the Pastoral Centre grounds after the old buildings on Mark Messier Trail were bought by the provincial government and then demolished to make way for the Anthony Henday Highway. more . . .
When Newman Theological College opened its doors more than 40 years ago, its impact on the Church in western Canada was positive. Father David Norman expects the new campus to make a big difference too. more . . .