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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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Rolheiser: Immigration – then and now

Globalization is inevitable because the earth is round, not endless. Sooner or later, we have no other option but to meet each other, accept each other, and find a way to share space and life with each other. Because the earth is round, its space and resources are limited, not endless.

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Weekly Reader Responses to the Window

Here are the latest responses from Window readers. This page is updated regularly.

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Archbishop Lavoie: Together we heal, learning to be trauma-informed

"The feeling I have is that we are on the cusp of a huge learning curve, just beginning to wake up to the magnitude of the trauma inflicted upon generations of Indigenous by the colonial residential school system."

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VIDEO: St. Michael’s parish in Leduc celebrates 125 years

St. Michael's parishioners and Fr. Matthewkutty Kunnel share their joy at the Leduc parish's 125th Anniversary.

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VIDEO: Legion of Mary marks a century of ministry and outreach

In this video Bob Capinpin of St. Thomas More parish joyfully speaks on the 100th anniversary of the Legion of Mary, celebrated with a Holy Mass with Archbishop Richard Smith on September 25, 2021.

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Rolheiser: Do we have guardian angels?

God’s presence is real – and we are never alone, without God’s love, guidance, and protection.

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VIDEO: Who is my neighbour? A look at the parable of the Good Samaritan

The Parable of the Good Samaritan from Luke 10 is not only one of the most famous of Jesus' parables, it's also uncomfortable. While we find it uncomfortable when the priest and Levite refuse to help, Jesus' first century audience would have found it uncomfortable for a different reason... and that's the point.

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Livestreamed Masses and Events

We invite you to worship safely in person (following current COVID-19 restriction) or online. We livestream the celebration of the Mass from St. Joseph Basilica to your TV, computer or mobile device several ways:

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