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Martha House - Vacancies

Last updated on February 29, 2016
MARTHA HOUSE - a Home for Retired Priests  and Seniors Men and Women has vacant rooms. We are accepting those can descend and ascend stairs independently. (Level 1)   It has conducive rooms and  it is a beautiful and serene place for Seniors who love to PRAY . We have daily recitation of the Rosary and daily Masses. Martha House offers the 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 Martha House is a Registered Charitable Institution  

Nash Lecture Dr. Kieran McEvoy

Last updated on February 29, 2016

REGINA……..It took politicians moving out of their comfort zone and “adult conversations” to finally end the conflict in Northern Ireland said Dr. Kieran McEvoy, Professor of Law and Transitional Justice, Queens University, Belfast. McEvoy was the Nash Lecturer held February 23 in the Riffel Auditorium, Campion College, University of Regina.

The Lecture was titled Truth, Justice and Reconciliation: Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland.

Genome Editing

Last updated on February 29, 2016

Scientists are getting closer to what appears to be their goal of playing God.

The latest comes from an article in the February 15 issue of Time Magazine that say the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority of the United Kingdon (HFEA) has given permission to a scientist to begin experimenting genome editing on human embryos DNA using a new editing tool that is simple, easy to use and effective. The tool is called CRISPR-Cas9 and allows the user to find and correct mutations that can lead to deadly diseases.

Genome editing has been done successfully on animals and there are reports that Chinese scientists have done some editing using human embryos. Some scientists have called for a moratorium on DNA editing in human embryos but others say if successful it could be a “medical Miracle” that could cure all manner of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Cancer. That’s all well and good but it could also be used to edit out factors that effect quality of life or even design...

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The Siege of Aleppo

Last updated on February 25, 2016

The siege of Aleppo, has been going on since 2012. There are so many factions involved in the fighting it’s difficult to name them. Alliances change depending on who is ahead in the battle but the bottom line is that hundreds of thousands of people have left the once prosperous and World Heritage City and hundreds of thousands more are said to be trapped inside and starving. It’s been called by some a modern day Stalingrad calling to mind the siege of that Russian city during WWII in which thousands died of starvation.

International aid groups have tried to get into the city with supplies to alleviate the suffering and every once in a while there is an announcement that an agreement has been reached to allow convoys into the city but the agreements mean little as the various factions fighting each other haven’t sopped killing each other.

It’s a siege. The city is surrounded. Apparently some people can get out, it’s one of the causes of the Syrian refugee crisis, while...

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“I desire mercy, and not sacrifice” (Mt 9:13).

The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee

1. Mary, the image of a Church which evangelizes because she is evangelized

In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I asked that “the season of Lent in this

Jubilee Year be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s

mercy” (Misericordiae Vultus, 17). By calling for an attentive listening to the word of God and

encouraging the initiative “24 Hours for the Lord”, I sought to stress the primacy of prayerful

listening to God’s word, especially his prophetic word. The mercy of God is a proclamation made

to the world, a proclamation which each Christian is called to experience at first hand. For this

reason, during the season of Lent I will send out Missionaries of Mercy as a concrete sign to

everyone of God’s closeness and forgiveness.

After receiving the Good...

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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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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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