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Campion College presents the 36th annual Nash Memorial Lecture entitled Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation: Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland, and delivered by guest lecturer Kieran McEvoy, PhD. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Riffel Auditorium, Campion College, University of Regina (main campus). Admission is free. Complimentary parking is available in lots 3M and 17M.   Using the Northern Ireland experience as a case-study, the lecture will focus on some of the most formidable challenges faced by societies emerging from conflict. Themes addressed will include the role of truth recovery; the closely linked theme of amnesties and immunities in return for such truth recovery; the potential and limitations of prosecuting people for past-related offences; the role of ex-combatants and ex-prisoners; the experience of victimhood and the particular difficulties associated with hierarchies of 'deserving' and 'undeserving' victims; and... Read More

I’ve been to La Loche

Last updated on January 27, 2016

In another life I, with Scott Schill, Leader-Post City Editor at the time, Toarr Springstein who was with Saskatchewan Department of Northern Development I think it was called, were on a fishing trip to Lloyd’s Lake. It took close to 12-hours to drive the almost 900 kilometers from Regina to La Loche and we were to fly out to Lloyd’s Lake as soon as we got there.

We loaded our gear onto the Cessna 180, Toar got into the front seat, Scott and I in the back and we roared off over the water, but the aircraft said forget it this is too heavy so Scott and I were deposited back at the dock. Toar was a big man, even by today’s standards of football players. He was a retired guard or tackle from the Roughriders.

Anyway, they took off and the pilot was to be back in about an hour to get us. But the weather closed over the Clearwater River and the pilot radioed he couldn’t get through so Scott and I had to spend the night in La Loche. There was no hotel or motel or anything so...

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World Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Last updated on January 26, 2016

REGINA…..Be the Salt of the Earth and the Light of the World was the theme for the 2016 version of World Week of Prayer for Christian Unity held January 24 at Living Spirit Centre. It was also the topic of homilist Father Gary Kuntz but he also included ecumenism in his homily. The Living Spirit Centre is one example of ecumenism among non-Catholic Christian faiths: it includes three churches, East side United, St. Philips Anglican and Bread of Life Lutheran.

Each year Christians in one country develop an order of service which is used all over the world. This year it was Christians in Latvia who developed the order of service.

The Service included several readings and prayers performed by various members of Christian denominations interspersed with several hymns which appeared to be familiar to everyone.  Flannery Salkeld of St. Augustine’s Parish, Wilcox, Saskatchewan sang the Psalm responses while Michelle Dickie of Living Spirit Centre provided the piano music....

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Camp Monahan Employment Opportunity

Last updated on January 26, 2016
Camp Monahan is in search of a hardworking, energetic individual who has a passion for cooking.  The individual will be required to execute and coordinate the planning, purchase, storage and preparation of all kitchen & meal needs for the Camp Monahan camping season. It will be necessary for all meals and snacks to follow the Canadian Food Guide to Healthy Living. In collaboration with the Food Services Board Chair, a weekly meal plan will need to be created to meet a set budget prior to the start of camp. Must act according to all camp policy and be a positive role model for children, youth and staff at all times. General duties include, but are not limited, to; -Organizing and preparing 2 snacks and 3 meals a day following the Canadian Food Guide -Organizing duties for kitchen helpers -Basic upkeep of the dining hall and kitchen area and equipment -Order food and supplies on a weekly basis -Setting tables and serving food during meal times -All other duties required or specified... Read More

For 46 years Reverend F. William (Bill) Mahoney served first the Diocese of Gravelbourg then the Archdiocese of Regina not only as a diocesan priest but in various other ministries as well. Father Mahoney died at the age of 78 after failing health forced an early retirement in 2009.

Mahoney was born in Swift Current, obtained his early education in Success, Saskatchewan, high school at Campion College in Regina and St. Peter’s College, Muenster, Saskatchewan. He studied philosophy at St. Joseph’s Seminary Edmonton, then transferred to Le Grande Seminaire de. St.  Boniface where he studied theology and completed those studies at Le Grande Seminaire d’Ottawa. He was ordained priest May 19, 1963 in his home parish of Sacred Heart, Swift Current.

He served first in the Marriage Tribunal of the former Diocese of Gravelbourg as well as in several rural diocese parishes. He studied psychology at the Illinois University of Professional Psychology in 1980 and became a...

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Farewell Archbishop Bohan

Last updated on April 7, 2016

Funeral Rites for Archbishop Daniel Bohan were held at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Friday morning.

Archbishop Daniel Bohan's earthly life ended January 15 at 6 a.m. in Regina’s Pasqua Hospital after a battle with lung cancer.

Archbishop Bohan was born, November 8, 1941, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia where his father was in the military. He was the first child in a family of six who grew up in Moncton, New Brunswick where he received his early education.

He entered Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Holy Heart Seminary in 1963 and ordained priest May 13, 1967. Along the way he obtained an Arts Degree, from St. Thomas University, Chatham, New Brunswick ;  a Theology degree from Holy Heart Seminary, a Sacred Theology Degree from Universite’ Laval, Quebec and a Masters of Theology Degree from Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. He taught Moral Theology at Holy Heart Seminary prior to his appointment as bishop.

He served as Pastor in several Maritime parishes before being...

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Last updated on December 30, 2015

This time it’s Syrians who will add to the colorful mosaic that is this province of Saskatchewan.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s it was largely Europeans who arrived on the bald prairie and proceeded to turn this Great Lone Land into today’s productive and prosperous paradise. They turned it into the “bread basket of the world.” The population grew exponentially. They brought with them their language and culture which formed the basis of our society.

World War II refugees and immigrants gave our province a brief bump in population. Most came out of war torn Europe and they gave a boost to the previous European immigrants integrating their language and culture to society increasing its richness.

Then came the Korean and Viet Nam wars, the boat people particularly from Viet Nam, that created another influx of refugees and immigrants and they too added to the richness and growing diversity in Saskatchewan. They too integrated into society many taking low end...

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Pope Francis Message for World Day of the Sick

Last updated on December 18, 2015


Entrusting Oneself to the Merciful Jesus like Mary: “Do whatever he tells you” (Jn 2:5)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The twenty-fourth World Day of the Sick offers me an opportunity to draw particularly close to you, dear friends who are ill, and to those who care for you.

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Pope Francis' Security

Last updated on December 15, 2015

It is no coincidence that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio chose Francis as his papal name. The original Francis of Assisi heard a call from Christ to “Save My Church” which at the time was having all sorts of problems. So Francis gave up what is described politely as his wayward life, gave away his possessions and even his clothes we are told and proceeded to become St. Francis of Assisi.

Well, Bergoglio didn’t exactly give up everything he had when he was elected Pope but he had a history of living frugally and simply and spending a good deal of his time among the poor so there are some similarities. So what’s the point of this? I believe that Bergoglio too was called to save the church and thus selecting Francis as his name was not a coincidence.

The evidence is all around us that our church has changed and continues to change. His emphasis on mercy and forgiveness and less focus on the rules has drawn people back to the church and resonated with Catholics and non-...

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Martha House - Vacancies

Last updated on December 9, 2015
MARTHA HOUSE - a Home for Retired Priests and Seniors  has vacant rooms. We are accepting men and women who can descend and ascend stairs independently. (Level 1)  Martha House is a beautiful and serene place for seniors who love to PRAY because we have daily recitation of the Rosary and daily Masses. Martha House offers lowest and affordable cost in the city. For more information contact : Sr. Jessica  or Debra Kirkpatrick 306-5450509 Martha House - 1855 2nd Avenue North, Regina, SK. S4R 0Y1  To download poster click here