At a Mass celebrating the feast of Jesus’ grandparents, Pope Francis urged those filling Edmonton’s Commonwealth to ground their understanding of history in the reality of those to whom they owed life itself.

Reconciliation at the core of the Christian faith, Pope Francis says

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At Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in downtown Edmonton, Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for the Catholic Church to realize its destiny as the Church of reconciliation.

Papal apology comes on a day full of emotions

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The words “I am sorry” are powerful. For Tammy Ward of the Samson First Nation, those words from Pope Francis brought tears as she listened on the Maskawacis powwow grounds. 

Pope Francis' penitential visit to Canada begins in Edmonton

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Pope Francis has landed in Canada and begun the work of his penitential pilgrimage from the moment he was wheeled off the papal plane and into a hangar at Edmonton International Airport.

Papal journey to Canada begins

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A smiling, jovial Pope Francis greeted journalists on the plane to Edmonton, but first reminded them of the penitential nature of his pilgrimage to Canada.

St. Andrew’s CWL marks century of caring

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Terry Murphy is the fifth generation in her family to serve as part of the Catholic Women’s League at St. Andrew’s Parish in Oakville, Ont.

St. Philip Neri’s Table feeds poor among us

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With food prices rising 9.7 per cent between April 2021 and April 2022, Third Order Franciscan and St. Philip Neri parishioner Yesmil Pena decided the time is now for action.

Passion for dance drives ballet protege

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When Kolton Ruyter started ballet at age seven, it was more out of necessity than out of love for the dance form.

Papal visit a chance to engage in ‘genuine relationship’ for better future

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When busloads of residential school survivors, elders, knowledge keepers and youth descend on Edmonton and Quebec City to be present as Pope Francis walks on his “penitential pilgrimage,” Cynthia Bunn will be among them. But she didn’t want to be.

ShareLife campaign rolling but support still vital

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ShareLife is on pace to at least match last year’s record campaign.

Ex-pats critical of Pope Francis' silence on Cuba

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Edmonton-based Cuban Catholics Eickerman Campos and Yanet Rodriguez Herrero said the people of their birth country and fellow emigrants residing in a new homeland are feeling largely disregarded by the global community a year after protests raged in Cuba against the communist authorities.