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Keep section that protects religious services and clergy from obstruction say Canada’s bishops

“If you’re disrupting a religious service, you are causing a great deal of turmoil to a lot of people,” said Bruce Simpson, a criminal lawyer who accompanied the CCCB delegation. “It doesn’t matter why you’re doing it.”

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Prather “honoured, embarrassed and humbled” to receive Christian leadership award

“Pope Francis says that today more than ever we need an educated laity to take their proper place in the Church, and I think this award continues to speak to that vision. We need to continue to call forth and train lay men and women to take their place in the Church.”

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Seeking truth, goodness & beauty: Bishops on Catholic Education Sunday

November 5 is Catholic Education Sunday! Alberta bishops offer message of hope.

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Catholic educators set record straight on human sexuality education

“I think if people read and process the document, they’ll get a deeper understanding of what we’re trying to articulate,” Germann said. “We’re not in any way judging anybody else’s beliefs.”

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Election challenge raises questions about who qualifies as ‘Catholic enough’ for school board

A candidate’s challenge of the recent Edmonton Catholic school board election results is raising questions as to who can run as a trustee.

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Canadian bishops witness Lebanon’s message: show your faith and work together

“So there is a wonderful message there, that faiths can indeed work together. It’s not easy, you have to work at it, but what is uniting them all in that particular corner of the world, is a united love for their country and a desire to make this work.”

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Strathcona County Christians ‘share what draws us together in Christ’

“We get a flavour of how other people pray,” said Sandmaier. “If we didn’t have a venue like this, would we get together?”

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Alberta filmmaker aims to bring suicide & mental health issues out of the shadows

“Sadly, feelings of hopelessness and that suicide is an option is something that I see daily in my practice,” said Dr. Peter Silverstone, a University of Alberta psychiatrist who participated in the film.

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Newman Theological College grads come from varied backgrounds & faith journeys

“We want to make sure that it’s not a secret,” said college president Jason West, “that it becomes better known and that there’s more opportunities for people to encounter the college in different ways at stages that are suitable for where they’re at, both in their faith journey and also in the practical time that they have available for deepening their understanding of faith.”

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Election brings new faces to Catholic school boards

“It looks like a brand new board basically so that will be interesting, and I have a lot of hope,” said political scientist Rev. Terry Kersch, president of St. Joseph’s College.

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