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Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans Commemorate Reformation 500 in Edmonton | @ArchEdmonton

[Streetscape noise] [Music] Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts. Shine through the darkness. People will wonder sometimes about how appropriate it is for the Catholic Church to be celebrating the Reformation. I think it’s important to clarify for everybody that that’s precisely not what we are doing. We are commemorating the Reformation. I… Read More »

Are You a ‘Practising’ Catholic? – Fr. Kris Schmidt

Nope. Fortunately or unfortunately you’ve got him in line for practice. So let’s start the way we always practice. Welcome to practice. They say practice makes perfect. But in basketball, arguably the greatest of all time, Michael Jordan said that you can practice for eight hours a day but if you don’t practice well then… Read More »

Are Catholics and Christians Better Than Everyone Else?

I’m willing to bet that for most people that fall away from Christianity or their church it’s because they become fed up with the behavior of other Christians. If you’ve ever felt that way or been tempted to feel that way or just have a tough time reconciling the dysfunction that you perceive in your… Read More »

An Archbishop Joins a Catholic Men’s Group

(upbeat music) – We’ve been meeting with some people. They’ve been coming to me or I’ve been going to some of their settings in order just to talk about the reality of family life within their particular context. I’ve been told it’s a men’s group. Not quite sure what we’ll encounter when we get there.… Read More »

Catholic Archbishop Visits Oldest Mosque in Canada | @ArchEdmonton

First and foremost this is the first of it’s kind. The Archbishop Richard Smith has been in his position for ten years and this is the first official meeting at the Al-Rashid mosque. The Al-Rashid mosque is looking at this as another way to build bridges and bring the different communities together. And actually start… Read More »

What Keeps a Catholic Bishop Up at Night? – Bishops’ Roundtable

I thought we’d just have a little conversation about the challenges as Bishops personally. What keeps you up at night? What has surprised you about your ministry as a bishop? Anyone want to weigh in on any of those? Well I’d say that and I’m sure on varying scale it’s the same for all of… Read More »

Is it Cool to be Catholic?

Growing up I I was obsessed with being cool. I liked the idea of standing out and being set apart and I sympathized with rebelliousness; this idea of sticking it to the man. At a certain point I realized that the most rebellious thing a millennial like me could be is a Catholic, so in… Read More »

Catholic Focus | The Joy of Love

on Friday April 8th 2016 Pope Francis released the long-awaited post synodal exhortation the Apostolic exhortation on the family Amoris Laetitia which means the joy of love now it’s a it’s a massive document 260 pages some 300 paragraphs and so I don’t expect that many of you have already gone through it exhaustively and… Read More »