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Ephphatha House changes hands

Ephphatha House has new owners and a new name, but its mission will be the same. The Carmelites have taken charge of the spirituality and retreat centre, about 15 kilometres northwest of Stony Plain, and renamed it the Mount Carmel Spirituality Centre.

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Mutala announces run for Edmonton Catholic school trustee

“I was approached by friends and colleagues who were concerned about Catholic education and the negative impact of the dissension among board members,” said Mutala. “People are saying ‘These people don’t get along. The board doesn’t get along.’ Someone needed to do something.”

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Father Joe completes long journey to priesthood

“It’s been a long journey, but I can see God’s hand in what has occurred over the years,” said Glaab, who was ordained to the Order Franciscan Friars Minor on July 15 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Sherwood Park.

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Former WCR editor runs for Catholic Schools trustee

Glen Argan says he hopes to fight for Catholic education and bring “harmony” to the Edmonton Catholic School District board if he’s elected this fall.

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Church gives Communion options for celiacs

“We’re working with parishioners who have to be very careful of gluten,” said Rev. Paul Kavanagh, director of the Office of Divine Worship for the Archdiocese of Edmonton.

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Family and community celebrate Niedzielski ordination

Like most young people, Roger Niedzielski was looking for approval when he was about to make a life-changing decision. He found that in spades when he announced at a family gathering eight years ago that he planned to become a priest.

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Catholics seek healing at Shalom retreat

“The most important healing is on the spiritual level,” said Rev. George Antony, a Dominican priest from India who led the June 23-25 Shalom Retreat. “All the others come secondary. We need a new Pentecost outpouring, a renewal in the Church, and I think that is taking place.”

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Passion Play actor reveals “It's not easy being Jesus”

“That’s pretty impactful because we can relate. Many of us have said in our own lives ‘Don’t make me go through that’ on so many levels,” said Mocibob, who grew up in a Christian home. “It’s pretty hard core.”

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Bishops sound alarm over abortion as foreign policy

“I don’t think many people are aware that this has become the centre of Canadian foreign policy,” said Smith. “A lot of people find this absolutely unbelievable and outrageous.”

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Archdiocese of Edmonton consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary

As Archbishop Richard Smith consecrated the Archdiocese of Edmonton to the Blessed Virgin, he knelt before the same statue of Mary which Bishop Vital Grandin, the first bishop of the former Diocese of St. Albert, honoured in 1871 when he consecrated the diocese to Mary at that time.

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