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Another route to forgiveness

From the day my Father, Theodore, was brutally and callously murdered in Toronto, on Easter Monday, March 27, 1978, I wanted to meet his killer. I wanted to know how it was possible to do such a horrific thing. I wanted to know how he felt about destroying the lives of so many; my family’s, and his own.

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Holy detachment

Bishop McGrattan teaches on undertaking spiritual practices of holy detachment. Read his warning of unchecked sinfulness and learn how to prepare our hearts for the gift of Resurrection this Easter. Read more.

Chosen by God

What do burst pipes and penmanship have to do with being chosen by God? Learn what it means to be chosen by God, especially for our brothers and sisters preparing for baptism.  Read more.

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In the Spirit of Reconciliation

Mar. 14
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Social Justice Spirituality

Apr. 13
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God Squad Men's Conference

Mar. 15
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Outdoor Way of the Cross

Apr. 19
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Share stories of your faith in action within your parishes, community, lay associations or at work. Send your photos and write-ups to by the 15th of each month. 

The opinion articles below are contributed by people from within the Diocese and represent their own views.

The Exodus 90 challenge

"Allowing my vocation as a husband and father, teacher and chaplain to bury me in the battle has at times drawn me away from that search for intimacy with Jesus. Therefore, the Exodus 90 journey has been a welcome change of pace." Read More.

Finding her way back to God

“I never dreamed that I would live the faith experience that I’m having now,” says Chury. Chury and her family found their way back to God after a long spiritual journey of bumps and hardship. Read more.

Code name Project Rachel

If you ever wonder what God can do with a little help from the willing, look no further than to the example of Vicki Thorn—foundress of the post-abortion healing ministry, Project Rachel. Read more.

Keeping kids safe from porn

Encountering pornography in this digital age is not a question of IF, but WHEN.  Cliff Wiebe shares his top tips for keeping your kids safe from porn. Read more.

Working in the Diocese of Calgary

There are various employment opportunities within the Diocese of Calgary. Find a role that meets your skillset and interests. For a full listing, visit

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Canadian aid gives new life to villagers hit by typhoon in the Philippines

Six years after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), the people of Tacloban, Philippines, are starting a new life thanks to Development and Peace - Caritas Canada. 

Pope Francis' 2019 Lenten Message

In his message for Lent, Pope Francis warns that once God’s law is forsaken, the law of the strong over the weak takes over. The theme chosen this year is “For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God.” (Rom 8:19)

Team effort is needed for change in abuse crisis

Bishop Gendron attended the meeting as president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. He said the bishops spoke a lot about “collegiality, working together to address the issue... the concept of synodality, which involves the whole people of God.”

Assisted death for terminally ill children in Columbia

Colombia decriminalized medically assisted death in 2015, the first country in Latin America to take the step, but it went much further last May with a regulation that made the procedure available to children as young as six.

Downloadable Liturgical Calendar

Bookmark this link, and download the monthly liturgical calendar, which features all feasts in our liturgical year. 

Observing Lent with your family

Here are a few simple things that you can do with your family to make the season of Lent more meaningful. 

Prayer for Detachment

Ask for the grace of detachment in your prayer this Lent. Pray these grace-filled words to bring us closer to deep peace and trust in God.

Do not be afraid of Confession

Fr. Goyo posted some excellent advice for Catholics who experience terrible guilt that they feel it necessary to repeatedly confess the same sins. 

Have a blessed season of Lent to you all and may our hearts be ever more ardent in faith, hope and love. 

Here is a little dose of celebrity excitement from Mark Wahlberg! 

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