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From the monthly archives: May 2017

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Fr. Jim Holland commended by Archbishop

“In a sense for me, that’s a great sign because it shows that Father Jim has been doing exceptionally good work. People have loved him. He’s reached out to the First Nations communities,” Archbishop Richard Smith told reporters on Monday (May 29) at his annual media breakfast.

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Chief would welcome Pope's apology

A former Truth and Reconciliation commissioner says an apology from Pope Francis will be a major step towards forgiveness for the Catholic Church for its role in Canada’s residential school system.

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Youth will be the teachers on reconciliation

“I know that when I was in school I didn’t learn about that,” said Carrie, adding she learned a lot from her daughter. “There was lots of conversations in the household and knowledge transfer from student to parent with regards to reconciliation.”

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Sister Frances leaves Edmonton with a legacy of love

“She’s the type of personality who’s interested in people. She wants to know about people, it makes a difference to her that you exist.”

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2017 Appointments of Priests announced

To all the priests serving in the Archdiocese of Edmonton, may God bless you abundantly as you continue your ministry with dedication, generosity and joy.

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Father Jim Holland to leave Sacred Heart after 22 years

The Oblates of Mary Immaculate have offered Father Jim a year's sabbatical and assigned two priests with First Nations ministry experience to the parish. 

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Romanian Bishop tours Alberta

Bishop Ioan Casian is on a tour of the five Romanian Orthodox parishes and missions in Alberta. The Romanian Orthodox Church established a diocese for Canada last year, and Bishop Ioan was installed as its first bishop last week. His Edmonton visit includes celebrating the Divine Liturgy at Saints Constantine and Helen Parish in north Edmonton on May 21.

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Priests Appointments: How are they made?

As surely as tulips sprout in spring, so too does speculation about which priests will be moving where. Here's a guide to how it works.

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New Camrose church to break ground

Auxiliary Bishop Gregory Bittman will bless the new St. Francis Xavier site on May 23, during a groundbreaking ceremony for the $17-million, 35,000-square-foot Camrose parish centre at 1:30 p.m.

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Mothers of Fathers: Marie Schmidt humbled by son's calling

Over the past three years, Marie has learned that being the mother of a priest can be humbling. “People say flowery things about Kristopher and thank me for doing this and that, but I didn’t do it,” said Marie.

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