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VIDEO: Joint Indigenous and Bishops delegation to visit Pope Francis in December to prepare for reconciliation visit to Canada

Pope Francis has accepted an invitation from the Bishops of Canada to visit Canada for a pilgrimage of healing and reconciliation with our Indigenous sisters and brothers. A joint delegation to Rome will take place 17-20 December 2021, where Pope Francis will hear directly from Indigenous Peoples on the historical and ongoing legacy of residential schools, as well as their hopes and desires for his visit to Canada.

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Archbishop Smith recognizes Oct. 31 as Catholic Social Services Sunday

Oct. 31 will celebrate Catholic Social Services Sunday, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the agency founded by Monsignor Bill Irwin. In addition, the last Sunday of October will be marked as Catholic Social Services Sunday from this day forward.

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Newman Theological College awards first Faith & Reason Scholarship

An incoming freshman to the new Bachelor of Arts in Catholic Studies program will have the costs of tuition covered after being awarded a $24,000 scholarship.  Nearly a dozen applicants submitted their work to the scholarship committee but Jackie Cowley’s moving essay submission stood out.

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Celebrate Catholic Education Sunday on November 7, 2021

We’re sharing the Alberta bishops’ Catholic Education Sunday letter on the theme of Catholic Education: Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together, as well as the Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education (GrACE) newsletter. Especially as we prepare for Catholic Education Sunday, please join us in a Journey with St. Joseph novena from October 28 through November 5. The novena can be found here also en francaise neuvaine a Saint Joseph.

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Rolheiser: Beware of your inner circles

I have often found myself graced by the most unlikely, unexpected, initially unwelcome sources. Admittedly, this has not always been without pain. What’s foreign, what’s other, can be upsetting and painful for a long time before grace and revelation are recognized, but it’s what carries grace.

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Newman Theological College graduates put faith and learning into practice

Thirty-nine students graduated, and 27 walked across the stage this year for the 52nd Convocation celebration at Newman TheologicalCollege. 

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Landry: Where does prayer fit into our Rule of Life?

While a rule of life usually centers on the sort of spiritual disciplines I mentioned above, many of us live a sort of unwritten “rule of life” that has nothing to do with prayer. The question becomes where does prayer fit into this “rule of life” – if at all?

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Just Five More Minutes with Mike Landry

Watch the latest episode of Just Five More Minutes with Mike Landry here, so be sure to bookmark this page and visit back regularly!

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By listening to Holy Spirit, synod can be process of healing, pope says

A synod calls on everyone to become experts in "the art of encounter" in a way that is uplifting and transformative, Pope Francis said, formally opening the process leading up to the assembly of the Synod of Bishops in 2023.

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Pilgrims flock to beatified teen’s tomb in Assisi for feast day

Thousands of pilgrims have flocked to the tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis, the 15-year-old Italian teenager whose use of technology to spread devotion to the Eucharist prompted Pope Francis to hail him as a role model for young people today.

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