All Souls’ Day Mass will focus on victims of COVID-19 pandemic

Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith will offer Mass for all victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 5:30 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Basilica on Nov. 2 – All Souls’ Day, when Catholics gather as a community and Mass is offered for the dead, especially those lost in the past year.

“It’s a very sensitive, painful time. To be able to come and offer that love, offer that grief, through the Mass, to the Lord is a great source of consolation,” Archbishop Smith said.

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November: Month of the Holy Souls

November is a month traditionally dedicated to praying for the dead, starting with the Hallowtide Triduum In the Church, the month of November has traditionally been a time in which we are encouraged to pray for the souls in purgatory. It is also a time in which we can focus on the Four Last Things – Death, Judgement, Heaven and […]

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Some 2016 Trump critics say record on abortion, religious liberty changed their minds

Washington D.C., Oct 28, 2020 / 08:00 pm (CNA).-  

During the 2016 Republic primaries, some prominent conservative Catholics warned about Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. Four years later, some say they now support his reelection, while one Catholic scholar told CNA his focus is on the future of American political discourse.

“I have never been more happy about being wrong,” Brian Burch, president of CatholicVote.org, told CNA about Trump.

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