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40 Days for Life

February 9, 2016

“Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right… Read More ›

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Time to Take a Stand

As Canadians, we have always prided ourselves on being a democratic society. We see ourselves as a community who cares for one another, and we are prepared to stand up for others in order to protect the common good. Recent events in Alberta, however, suggest that the religious freedom of Catholics – which is protected… Read More ›

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New Year’s Resolutions – A Recipe for Success!

New Year’s resolutions are a funny thing. Although we love to make them, no one really expects us to keep them. Consider the stats: 45% of all Americans generally make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8% are successful in keeping them; 24% never succeed in following through at all! (I assume that Canadian stats would be… Read More ›

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Pope Francis – Christmas Message

Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Christmas! Christ is born for us, let us rejoice in the day of our salvation! Let us open our hearts to receive the grace of this day, which is Christ himself.  Jesus is the radiant “day” which has dawned on the horizon of humanity.  A day of mercy, in which… Read More ›

“Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.” – Lk 6:36

Jubilee of Mercy

May the balm of mercy reach everyone, both believers and those far away, as a sign that the Kingdom of God is already present in our midst! – Pope Francis December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, will mark the beginning of an important year in the life of the Church: the Extraordinary… Read More ›

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Spiritual Direction: Training for the Soul

Have you ever wanted to get into better shape? Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of hiking the West Coast Trail or cycling the Icefields Parkway. Or maybe you just want to enjoy the improved health and psychological benefits that come with increased physical fitness. Even if you’re in reasonable shape, the bottom line is that the… Read More ›

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Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide – Panel with Bishop Henry

Every given day, time ticks away for each of us –  as it currently stands, come February 6, 2016 – Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide will be legal throughout our country. One of Canada’s eastern provinces gets a head start as the law comes into effect for Quebecers this December. Please watch the following presentations by Bishop… Read More ›

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Memories and Roots: Why Grandparents are so important!

Today is the day we set aside to honour grandparents – to acknowledge the unique roles they play in all our lives. Because of them, our world is a kinder, more patient and loving place. Because of them, we are (literally!) here. But you don’t need to be a biological grandparent to be one in… Read More ›

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“Forgetting ‘Stewardship’, Embracing Missionary-Discipleship” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

This talk was delivered as part of the plenary session during the Western Canadian Stewardship Conference hosted this year in the Diocese of Calgary. Following upon two interventions made by Fr. Kevin Tumback on the development of stewardship and Fr. Nathan Siray on the place of stewardship in the New Evangelization, Fr. Cristino offers practical… Read More ›

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“Stewardship and the New Evangelization” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

This talk was originally given for a Stewardship Conference held in the Diocese of Calgary in June 2015. It explores the relationship between Stewardship and the call to the New Evangelization. Beginning with a brief reflection on how St. Peter and his successors are to be identified as the Chief Steward of the Kingdom of Jesus… Read More ›

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