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From the monthly archives: March 2017

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Vatican considers two Albertans for sainthood

“Let’s continue to promote the advancement of these causes by our prayers,” Archbishop Richard Smith wrote in his blog Wednesday, after meeting with the head of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints at the Vatican.

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Indigenous people work to solve homelessness in Edmonton

“Not knowing who I was, being unanchored … kind of unhinged me,” said Jesse Thistle, the indigenous partnership lead for the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, who was once homeless himself.

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Catholic Women's League petitions feds to insure home care

Patients and their families should not be on the hook for home health care, the Catholic Women’s League of Canada says. 

Over 2,350 people signed the CWL’s e-petition to the federal government to have home care included as an insured service under the Canada Health Act, including 566 signatures from Alberta.

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Together We Serve: Opening doors to Faith

A convert to the Catholic Church, Jeannette Nixon says studying at Newman Theological College has opened doors to a much deeper understanding of the faith.

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Edmonton faith leaders defend religious freedoms

Faith leaders in Edmonton say religious freedoms are under threat and it’s time to defend them: “None of us are free until all of us are free, and there are no exceptions to this,” said Netta Phillet, one of 250 delegates to the inaugural Religious Freedoms: A Community Conversation.

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Together We Serve: A helping hand at the rock bottom

Catholic Social Services enabled Grant to emerge from addiction and "become not only become a cleaner person, but a better person – even better than who I was before."

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Youth inspired by WE Stand conference

More than 1,500 students were inspired by WE Stand, an annual leadership gathering to engage and inspire young people to make changes personally, locally and globally. WE Stand Youth Leadership Summit took place on March 21 at the Edmonton Expo Centre.

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Euthanasia on agenda for Bishops' meeting with Francis

Archbishop Smith plans to raise the issue of euthanasia and the increasing secularization of Canadian society in meetings at the Vatican this month.

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Together We Serve fundraising tops $2M

The annual Together We Serve appeal has raised a total $2,022,052, surpassing the target of $2 million.

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God and Big Bang Theory co-exist, prof says

You don’t have to choose between God and evolution, St. Joseph's College professor Denis Lamoureux says in his new book.

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