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Physicians face fines, loss of licence for refusal to refer patients for assisted suicide

Catholics across Canada are being called to help protect religious freedom by supporting Ontario doctors in their fight against physician-assisted dying.

Catholic Women's League reaches out to young women

“If young women knew about what we do, they would be so involved,” said outgoing president Cathy Bouchard. “We have so much voice to make a change in our society and young women — all women — Catholic especially, are interested in social justice issues and want to make a difference.”

Faith leaders call us to respond to South Sudan famine crisis

An estimated 20 million people are on the brink of starvation. Canada’s faith leaders are making a joint appeal to respond to the famine in South Sudan and the severe food crisis in Yemen, northeast Nigeria and Somalia. The crisis is exacerbated by armed conflicts and severe droughts.

Catholics and Lutherans to join in concert on Sunday, June 11

“I think the music of the Church is the Church’s music — it’s not Lutheran, it’s not Roman Catholic, it’s the Church’s music and so it’s a beautiful thing,” said Rev. Michael L. Keith, pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Stony Plain.

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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.

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.