Author Archives: Saint Brigid's

About Saint Brigid's

Saint Brigid of Kildare Catholic Faith Community Society of Calgary is a place of welcome, joy, support, exploration and love for those who desire to participate in the growth and renewal of the Roman Catholic church.

Women priests ‘delighted’ by Google, Vatican catacombs tour

Thanks to collaboration between Google Street View and the Vatican, Rome’s catacombs are now accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. However, the move has created controversy for what some say the catacombs hold. Read full article by Megan Fincher … Continue reading

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Catholic Church Reform

Continued from September 6, 2013 Newsletter Meeting called by Pope Francis As you may know, Pope Francis has called a meeting with his eight Cardinal advisers, representatives from every region of the world, to meet with him at the Vatican … Continue reading

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News Story — Role of Women in the Church

Continued from September 6, 2013 Newsletter The Pope then launched into a strange interlude about Paraguayan women who, after that country’s war with Brazil led to such a decimation of the male population that there were eight women to every … Continue reading

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Turning Again

Continued from September 6, 2013 Newsletter Ten years later, I’ve been reflecting on the gifts that have come through this door (some of which sure didn’t feel like gifts at first). Little by little, we followed the kids who came … Continue reading

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Passing of Shelagh Mikulak

Continued from September 6, 2013 Newsletter In 1957, Carmel and Gerald Neary left their home in Ireland to make a new life in Calgary with their daughters, Shelagh and Dara. Two more girls, Geraldine and Donna, were born in short … Continue reading

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Magnificent Men! A Leadership Journey Speaker Series

Learn from Canada’s best leaders! Please join us for an entertaining and inspiring series about how to be a true achiever; gain images of success and encouragement so you maximize your personal and professional contributions. A new series starts this … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis inaugurating the third millennium?

A short opinion piece from theologian Leonardo Boff regarding Pope Francis The first millennium of Christianity was marked by the paradigm of community. The Churches had relative autonomy regarding their own rites: Orthodox, Coptic, Ambrosian from Milan, Mozarabic, from Spain, … Continue reading

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New Pope is Good News for the Catholic Church

Francis. Pope Francis. This could be good news for the Catholic Church, for the whole church, and for the world. Let’s hope and pray so. 
Jorge Bergoglio, the Argentinian cardinal from Buenos Aires, will be the first pope from Latin … Continue reading

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LGBTI Activists and Organisations Statement

The secretaries general of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (which held its international conference in Manila in 2003) have released a statement which speaks for itself, with great clarity:

 “Though the election of a pope should in a normal … Continue reading

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RCWP Canada Response to the Papal Election

ROMAN CATHOLIC WOMENPRIESTS – CANADA (RCWP – Canada) RESPONSE TO THE PAPAL ELECTION     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Inquiries Canada East: Cathy O’Connor, Roman Catholic Woman Deacon cathy@oconnor.net (Orillia, ON) Canada West: Monica Kilburn Smith, Roman Catholic Woman Priest … Continue reading

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