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From the category archives: Pastoral Scene

Archdiocesan posts

'We share your pain and anguish': AB-NWT Bishops respond to abuse report

'We have made Safe Environments and Abuse Prevention programs a high priority in our dioceses.'

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Archbishop Smith designates Skaro as official archdiocesan shrine

Designation as official Marian shrine “formally declares our collective reliance on the Blessed Mother for her protection and her love,” says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Sister Thecla Becher passes at 76

Vigil prayers Thursday, August 16, at 7 p.m., Providence Centre; Funeral Mass Friday, August 17, at 9 a.m.

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Asking for a Friend: What’s a Judicial Vicar?

The Judicial Vicar is a priest with specialized legal training who has oversight over all canonical affairs in a diocese. 

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Saturday ordination Mass will be livestreamed

Check Facebook @archedmonton at 11 a.m. on August 11 for livestreamed Mass of Ordination for 3 new deacons.

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Scam Alert: That's not your priest asking for gift cards!

There are several reports of parishioners who have lost money to a fraudster pretending to be the pastor of a parish -- including in the Archdiocese of Edmonton. 

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Asking for a Friend: What's a Moderator of the Curia?

The Moderator is a priest appointed when the bishop sees the need for help in administering the diocese.

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Asking for a Friend: What’s a Vicar General?

The vicar general is a priest who assists the bishop in governing the diocese and has the power to act on his behalf as required.

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Archbishop Smith looks forward to results of D&P review

Archdiocese supports participation in D&P educational initiatives, but decision to withhold donations stands.

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Humanæ Vitæ 50 years later: an emphatic 'Yes!' to life promised by Christ

Canadian Bishops urge us to reread Paul VI encyclical, misunderstood by many as a simple 'No' to contraception.

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