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  • With gratitude for the work of the Clergy Personnel Committee, I am pleased to announce the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Edmonton, which take effect on July 12, 2023 (unless otherwise noted). To all the priests serving our Archdiocesan Church, may God bless you abundantly as you continue your ministry with dedication, generosity and […]
  • Parenthood brings with it a lengthy to-do list. For the first while, we care for all our kids’ needs. As they grow, we help them learn to walk and talk, to swim and skate, and to eat a meal without leaving bits of food in a three-foot radius around their chair. We get to share […]
  • You shall not covet your neighbour’s goods. One of the most memorable scenes from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace occurs when young Anakin Skywalker meets Yoda. Up to this point, Anakin had been presented as an awkward messianic figure. He has untapped potential to become a great Jedi but requires training. Yoda has reservations […]
  • “Love our Lady. And she will obtain for you abundant grace to conquer in your daily struggle.” ~ St. Josemaria Escriva[1] The Catholic Church has a long-standing tradition of dedicating the month of May to Our Blessed Lady. Just as Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal, Christ’s birth through the Blessed Virgin Mary […]
  • Since it’s wedged between the second story of creation (Genesis 2) and the fall of humanity (Genesis 3), we sometimes miss the importance of Genesis 2:25. There we read that our first parents were “…naked and were not ashamed.” This passage speaks to the original experience of Adam and Eve from the beginning. They felt […]
  • World Youth Day is less than 100 days away and pilgrims are getting ready. One of the local Edmonton pilgrim groups planning on attending is from St. Joseph’s College. Some students from St. Joseph’s College are banding together to travel to sunny Portugal to encounter millions of young people from around the world and to celebrate […]
  • Dr. Ryan Topping’s new book paints a vision of how the intellectual rigor, emotional conscientiousness, and aesthetic beauty of an authentic Catholic culture will have the natural magnetism to draw a new generation toward the Catholic Church.  Using the wisdom of St. John Henry Newman as its guide, Thinking As Though God Exists: Newman On […]