EDMONTON – Alberta’s NDP government has introduced a bill to create 50-metre bubble zones around abortion clinics with the hope of keeping pro-life protesters away from patients and staff.

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Declining church attendance, priests shortage and rising building costs are common factors that are forcing dioceses across the country to close churches and amalgamate parishes. 

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The annual pilgrimage to the sacred shores of Lac St. Anne in Alberta has been going on for 162 years, but it never gets old.

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Allowing for caveats, Canada could find itself with a trinity of powerful Catholic leaders in coming months.

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EDMONTON – In light of U.S. President Donald Trump’s go-ahead for the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian environmentalists are urging Ottawa to take another look at the controversial project it approved seven years ago.

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ST. ALBERT, Alta. – Until a year and a half ago, Alberta was “ground zero” for lack of trust in protecting the environment, says Andrew Read of the environmentalist Pembina Institute.

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October 13, 2016

A cry of Christian love

Bishops in Alberta and the Northwest Territories issued what has been prosaically called a series of guidelines to deal with so-called medical aid in dying. In truth, the Vademecum for Priests and Parishes beautifully illuminates, and reminds readers, what it means to live a Catholic life.

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OTTAWA – Pastoral guidelines issued by the bishops of Alberta and Northwest Territories have affirmed Church teaching that precludes divorced and remarried Catholics from receiving Communion unless their previous marriage has been formally annulled.

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Returning to the classroom after four months away is providing a sense of normalcy to the Catholic education community in Fort McMurray.

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OTTAWA – Jason Kenney’s decision to exit federal politics leaves a gaping hole in the Conservative leadership race for socially conservative Tories hoping for a strong standard bearer.

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There is no doubt that the events at Fort McMurray are a tragedy. But the tragedy lies not only in the destruction, but in the disruption of everyday life.

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EDMONTON – A smiling St. Joseph's College employee poked her head around Danica Wolitski's door and said, "We've got another family with three children."

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EDMONTON – Pope Francis has added his name to the list of people offering prayers for Canadians affected by the massive wildfires that have led to the evacuation of Fort McMurray.

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Although flames destroyed much of Fort McMurray, a resident found comfort in how the emergency united the community, even as fleeing people left everything behind but each other.

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ST. PAUL, ALTA. – Neighbouring dioceses are stepping up to help the thousands who have been displaced by the catastrophic wildfire threatening the very existence of Fort McMurray, Alta.

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