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From drugs and bikes to the solitude of a monastery

It’s a dramatically different life compared to his own childhood and the wild days of his youth. How does Hieromonk Kraychuk explain the transformation? “It’s the mystery of God’s calling.” 

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It's back: Faith & Fun Day with the Oil Kings

Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Tickets to Faith & Fun Day with the Oil Kings are just $18!

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No time for the Bible? Check out Minute in the Word videos

New Youtube series features our priests talking about today's Gospel reading.

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Reconciliation is a journey, not a destination

“I don’t believe we should ever forget what has happened, but we need to go forward. The wind goes forward. It never goes backward. We need to move ahead and forge good relationships.”

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Catholic schools spend too much on being Catholic, say opponents

“We would be doing a disservice to the citizens of Alberta by not being Catholic in delivering Catholic education,” said Tomkinson, adding that many would consider the religious portions of Catholic schools to be underfunded.

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Pope meets Myanmar generals after welcome by children

Greeted by two dozen children wearing traditional attire and by the nation's bishops, Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar Nov. 27 for a four-day visit.

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Ontario father loses religious accommodation case

A Greek Orthodox father seeking religious accommodation from a public school board has lost at the Ontario Court of Appeal, despite a majority opinion favoring parental rights.

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Sisters find joy, tears, and renewed faith thanks to palliative care

“Mom taught us not only how to live, but she also taught us how to die.”

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International priests get coached in Canadian ways through Enculturation Program

Father Gauthier describes it as a learning process that works both ways. “The adaptation is not only in one direction. The adaptation is for the priest, but the community also has to adapt.”

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Good news for religion in survey

Most Canadians respect religion, believe it is relevant and think it benefits society, according to a new poll.
But a religious freedom expert Andrew Bennett is worried about Canada’s acceptance of religion and religious diversity.

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