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From the monthly archives: August 2017

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Monsignor “Father Jack” Hamilton retires at age 80

“It’s been fantastic,” said Hamilton. “I can’t think of any down moments in all the 55 years.” The long-time pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sherwood Park will celebrate his last Mass as pastor at the parish on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

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Catholic bishops ask Prime Minister to rein in Canadian mining industry

“This blatant disregard for the land and the people who inhabit it would not be tolerated if the voices of those affected were not silenced by those with political influence whose financial interests are tied to these operations,” the CCCB letter says.

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Crisis of faith leads Sandy Prather to Christian leadership

“Sandy has a way of reaching out not only to Roman Catholics but to the Christian community in a quality way,” said Greg Bounds, who nominated Sandy for the Carr Award and has known Prather for years through the Star of the North Retreat and the Oblates.

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Catholic doctors won't prescribe abortion drug

“The fact that such a pill would be marketed and available to Canadian women, when in the trial a Canadian woman died from taking it, is deplorable in my opinion,” said Bouchard.

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Hundreds of youth grow their faith at conference

“Knowing I am not alone is important,” said Abby Bugayong, a youth delegate from Edmonton. “Faith is so much easier if I have people around me practising it as well.”

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Sister Ada Toner remembered for her boundless energy

“She was high energy until the last five minutes of her life!” said Sister Anne Collins, who has known Sister Ada since they first taught school together in the 1960s.

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Fire breaks out during Beaumont wedding

Rev. Arlan Parenteau, pastor of St. Vital Parish in Beaumont, was presiding at a wedding when the fire broke out at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. “It’s not a very good thing to happen on your wedding day,” he said. “Someone ran into the church shouting, ‘Fire! Fire!’”

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Fake priest faces charges

A 33-year-old man, who has been impersonating a priest in public and online, was arrested on July 27. Justin Georges Stephen Coulombe faces eight sexual assault and child pornography charges against two teenage boys under 16. Coulombe falsely identifies himself as if he is a member of the Catholic clergy, but he is not a priest – nor has he studied to be one - in the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton or any other diocese in Canada or the United States.

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Cardinal consecrates Edmonton's first Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

“This is the consecration of our church to Christ, and we are blessed because our cardinal, our major archbishop, the supreme head of our church, he’s here. So we are very happy. It shows that he’s behind us and before us.”

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