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Lent lets us give up so we can be more

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March 7, 2011

Lent, as is often noted, is the Old English word for spring. This year, with Ash Wednesday abnormally late on March 9, the beginning of Lent is that much closer to the official start of spring. Already, even if the weather is not spring-like, the sun is more in evidence and the end of winter's blasts are in sight. more . . .

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Jesuit bridges Church and modernism gap

Jesuit Peter Larisey

March 7, 2011
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Before he was ordained, the young Jesuit Peter Larisey learned to take no for an answer. Practice makes perfect.

Drawn to art since childhood, Larisey wanted to study art in a serious way. Starting about 1959, each year Larisey would ask Father Provincial of the English Canadian Jesuits if he might be allowed to study art. Each year he was told, "No." more . . .

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Catholic U president says intellectual life has roots in virtue

John Garvey

March 7, 2011
MAUREEN BOYLE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - The new president of the Catholic University of America has called for a rebirth in Catholic intellectual life, a rebirth that is rooted in virtue. more . . .

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Catholic colleges add different level to university experience

Lucy Schmidt

March 7, 2011
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO - For Lucy Schmidt, getting involved in the faith groups available on campus at Toronto's University of St. Michael's College has made her university experience incredible.more . . .

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Grant will fund St. Mary's junior high science program

March 7, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

CALGARY — Junior high school students across Calgary will continue to benefit from innovative hands-on science labs at St. Mary's University College thanks to a three-year grant from a federal government agency. more . . .

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Students mentor youth at risk of gang involvement

March 7, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

CALGARY — St. Mary's University College is proud to be the first post-secondary institution in Calgary to work with the Calgary Police Service in an early intervention program to keep kids out of gangs. more . . .

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St. Mary's College plans for long-term growth on Calgary site

March 7, 2011
Special to the WCR

Calgary — St. Mary's University College has begun developing a long-range vision for the development of its 35-acre south Calgary campus in Midnapore. more . . .

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Students fight depression with faith

March 7, 2011
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — A cross-border study has found that one in four students on North American university campuses show signs of depression - a figure that comes as no surprise to those who work with students.

The study, published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry at the end of January, looked at more than 1,600 students at the University of British Columbia, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Washington. more . . .

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Faith can live on campus

March 7, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Living one's Catholic faith in a university environment can be a challenging task for young people experiencing a high degree of independence perhaps for the first time. But Catholic colleges and clubs provide a supportive environment for doing just that. more . . .

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Private school aims to serve low-income kids

March 7, 2011
SHEILA DABU NONATO
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — A new private Catholic high school that wants to open its doors to youth from low-income families is taking flak from critics who argue the plan would "economically segregate" students. more . . .

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