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‘Be informed, be fair, be invitational rather than confrontational,’ Rolheiser advises Church communicators

“The Church needs to recruit young people of commitment, intelligence, and support them,” said Rolheiser. “My generation, we’re digital immigrants, we’re trying to learn a language.”

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Suffering could be the shakeup we need, says Father Rolheiser

“People who couldn’t talk to each other are now living in each others’ houses,” said Rolheiser, who is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.

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St. Albert candidate Joe Becigneul commits to collaboration to preserve Catholic education

“The big question is, ‘What is the government going to do with Catholic education?’ and to make a difference you need to be at the table,” said Becigneul, who won a byelection last fall.

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ECS Ward 73 Candidate Peter Davis sees challenges on two fronts

“The board has to create an inclusive environment while remaining consistent with Catholic doctrine, and that’s a challenge.”

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Promise made, promise kept: Memories of St. John Paul II visit still cherished in NWT

“People were just in ecstasy,” Bishop Croteau recalled. “He had touched their hand. For native people to touch the hand of someone, it’s really something, especially the Pope. It will remain in their memory as long as they live.”

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Parents need choice in school systems, says St. Albert Catholic candidate Greg Schell

“I think that the success of the Catholic Church and Catholic schools is what’s made St. Albert one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family.”

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Fort Simpson rejoices as new church opens

After years of fundraising and a lot of hard work, the people of Fort Simpson finally celebrated the consecration & official opening of their new church. 

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Bishops call on Catholic voters to make ‘informed, moral choice’ in trustee elections

“It is incumbent upon us to select leaders who will ensure the continued formation of our school communities in the values and teachings of our Lord as taught through our Church."

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‘Hear the Word of God and Do It’ : Archbishop Smith’s Pastoral Letter

“So what does it mean to be a disciple of the Lord? What does it mean to follow him, to be on mission? The Lord himself helps to clarify that when he says being a disciple is basically two things: Listen to the word of God, and put it into practice – ‘Hear the word of God and do it.’” (Luke 8:19-21)

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Gratitude, hope and faith renewed on D&P solidarity tour to Bolivia

“I left with the impression that Development and Peace is supporting incredible work in upgrading the lives of people in Bolivia. Without the support of non-government organizations, they would be in poverty.”

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