When Kristin Kopp read in her Sunday bulletin last Easter about Archbishop Smith's Jubilee Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, she knew she had to be there. "I just felt a calling to go as soon as I read about it," she said.
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The Edmonton Archdiocese will be giving input to the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family through some of its consultative bodies.
BALTIMORE – The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, called by Pope Francis for next October, is drawing great interest from everyday Catholics, many of whom are anxious to weigh in on questions the Vatican has sent out in preparation for the session.
For more than 100 years thousands of aboriginal children were forcibly sent to Indian residential schools funded by the federal government and run by Christian churches and religious communities.
Most journalists are "absurdly naïve" about the Catholic faith, says Michael Coren, a bestselling author of 15 books.
VATICAN CITY – In enunciating the principles of Catholic social teaching, popes have long stressed the Church's special concern for the poor and the need for state intervention to promote economic justice.
The Archdiocese of Edmonton is planning to establish a professional cathedral choir and an Academy of Sacred Music to promote noble liturgical music among the faithful.
Since most students at St. Hilda School are Filipino, they were devastated by the tragedy of Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines.
"It's awesome to think that somewhere in the bishop's office, here in Prince Albert, there is a paper in a correspondence folder, with my name on it, signed by Francis, bishop of Rome!"
The first thing the Bible says about being human is that humans are an image. "Then God said, 'Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness.'" We are a picture of God made by God.