EDMONTON – Two Catholic deacons from central Alberta take to the airwaves each week, sharing their faith, strength and hope on a radio talk show broadcast from a small station in Maskwacis, a First Nations community south of Edmonton.

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EDMONTON – Standing at the entrance to St. Angela’s Church with a smile on his face, Real Bouchard was one of the first people who welcomed John Shores and his family to the deaf Catholic community in Edmonton many years ago. 

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EDMONTON – Thirteen-year-old Emmanuel Eremionkhale knows one or two words in Esan, and a couple more in Igbo, the Nigerian languages of his father and mother.

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EDMONTON – If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, this beholder is pretty upset about one bad window.

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EDMONTON – The mission of Catholic Social Services is to care for and lift up the most vulnerable among us.

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EDMONTON – Frank “Bushy” Stegemeier is struggling.

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The Church must embrace reform and do whatever it takes to help victims of the sex abuse scandal that has rocked Catholics around the world, says Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith.

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EDMONTON – On the surface, it was speeches and a light meal, but on a deeper level it was building relationships.

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EDMONTON – When Frank Stempfle was born prematurely in a rural Alberta farmhouse on a winter day in 1926 he weighed just 2½ pounds. His father placed him in a shoebox near the oven to keep him warm, and the neighbours didn’t think he’d live.

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SKARO, Alberta (CNS) -- It's easy to drive by the stone grotto at the Skaro shrine for those who don't know its history.
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EDMONTON – Organizers are making big changes to One Rock, a major Alberta Catholic youth gathering, in the hope of strengthening young people in their faith.

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Edmonton – Parishioners in Rivière Qui Barre, a tiny hamlet northwest of Edmonton, are celebrating a major achievement after completing a $50,000 renovation to their church building over the past year. 

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EDMONTON – When a young Fr. Martin Carroll first came to Canada from England to help with a shortage of priests, he wasn’t expecting to stay for long. That was 42 years ago.

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EDMONTON – Two life-sized statues of Mary and Joseph that stood outside an Edmonton monastery for more than 90 years are now welcoming visitors to St. Joseph Catholic High School.

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Many of us have visions of retiring to a warm spot and taking it easy, but not Sr. Fay Trombley. The 77-year-old former professor at Newman Theological College in Edmonton is spending her “retirement” in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., tirelessly working to ease the hunger, unemployment and spiritual needs of people in the Arctic. 

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Charles Lewis: We must open eyes to anti-Christian bigotry

Most of us take for granted the safety and peace of our houses of worship so when that is broken it is akin to being punched in the gut, Lewis writes.

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