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VIDEOS: Chiefs share testimony before National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Indigenous leaders in the Edmonton region gave powerful testimony in preparation for the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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VIDEO: Archbishop Smith responds to Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada

In this short video, Archbishop Richard Smith responds to the national apology issued by the Canadian Bishops, as well as a nation-wide collective financial commitment to support healing and reconciliation initiatives for residential school survivors, their families, and their communities.

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Bishops' Financial Commitment toward Reconciliation and Healing

Canadian Bishops announce $30M National Financial Pledge to support healing and reconciliation initiatives

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Rolheiser: What ultimately lies at the center of our attention?

There are times when we are called to make God the conscious center of our attention; love and faith demand this. However, there will be times when, affectively and consciously, God will take fourth place in our lives – and God is mature and understanding enough to live with that.

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Archbishop addresses exemptions to COVID vaccinations

“We are individuals living in society. As social beings, our actions affect others and thus involve responsibilities towards them. Our concern must always be for the welfare of both others and ourselves.”

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Bishops apologize for residential schools and raise possibility of Papal visit to Canada

“We acknowledge the grave abuses that were committed by some members of our Catholic community; physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and sexual. We also sorrowfully acknowledge the historical and ongoing trauma and the legacy of suffering and challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples that continue to this day.”

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Vatican to require vaccination proof or negative COVID-19 test

Visitors, tourists and employees who want to enter Vatican territory will be required beginning Oct. 1 to show proof of vaccination, recovery from the coronavirus or a negative COVID-19 test.

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Landry: Those the Light Shines Through

There’s a story told of a mother, who one afternoon, made a visit to her parish Church with her young son. As they were in the Church, the sun was shining through the stained-glass windows just right so the Church was aglow with vivid colors all around. The boy was staring up at the windows, in awe of it all....

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VIDEO - Pope: Vaccination an "act of love"

Pope Francis and Archbishop Jose Gomez (of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles) were among leaders featured in an Aug. 18 2021 ad campaign  promoting COVID-19 vaccines as an act of love.

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Update: Incident at Santa Maria Goretti parish

Father George said that the incident was unacceptable. It was a shock for all of us that it was well premeditated.

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