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Theology of the Body offers answers to ‘hot-button issues’

“It teaches us how to grow up with all of our sexual struggles and problems. God doesn’t just love us when we were little kids. He loves us, with all of our sexual struggles, as we become adult men and women,” Burns said.

Alberta Bishops speak out for Catholic education and urge parishioners to do so too

“The calls to dismantle our publicly funded Catholic school system are growing ever louder, and we must not ignore them,” the bishops said in their statement to the Catholic community. 

Catholics and Lutherans mark 500th Anniversary of Reformation

“It’s more than an analogy; we are a real family,” said Archbishop Richard Smith

Election result won’t be challenged, but Catholic trustee eligibility remains an issue

“We need to find a way to make clear the eligibility around running for trustee.”

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.”

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.”

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

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

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.”

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.

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?”