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Graduands extol their studies' richness

October 25, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – There are many facets to college life at Newman Theological College.

Much like other colleges, the students are educated, they socialize, their faith grows, and they learn through academic studies. What is most important and different at Newman is that the graduands encounter Jesus in a unique and intimate way. more . . .

Graduands of Newman College
at Convovation 2010

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Newman grads faced formative changes

Newman president Fr. Shayne Craig

October 25, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Always with an eye towards their futures, graduands of Newman Theological College saw many changes – both interior and exterior – during their formative college studies more . . ..

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Ontario woman 96 recalls saint's visits to her home

Alyce Daly

October 25, 2010
JIM O'LEARY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

MARKHAM, ONT. – Alyce Daly is 96, but she vividly remembers the special visits that Brother Andre, Canada's new saint, made to her family's home in the 1920s. But, she adds apologetically, she doesn't recall any miracles. more . . .

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I love to laugh! Loud and long and clear

October 25, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Laughter can draw people together. When people laugh together, they find a common spiritual connection.

For years now, Jean Munro has hosted a workshop, Holy Hilarity: Laughter for the Health of it. People continue being amazed by what they learn and experience at Munro's workshop. She teaches people that joy comes to those who laugh and to those who listen and see it. more . . .

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New faces adorn school board table

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October 25, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Three new faces will sit around the table in the new look seven-member Edmonton Catholic School Board.

Larry Kowalczyk, Laura Thibert and John Acheson will join returning trustees Debbie Engel, Becky Kallal, Cindy Olsen and Marilyn Bergstra in guiding the fortunes of the district's nearly 34,000 students. more . . .

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Canada's bishops look at myriad questions

October 25, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Life and family issues and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) are among the issues Canada's bishops will tackle this year at their annual plenary Oct. 25-29. more . . .

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Montreal's saint was 'pure of heart'

October 25, 2010
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict proclaimed Blessed André Bessette, "the miracle man of Montreal," a saint Oct. 17 and prayed that his example "inspire Canadian Christian life."

St. Bessette "lived the beatitude of the pure of heart," the pope said in his homily during the ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. more . . .

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Economist adds a human factor to happiness

Mark Anielski

October 25, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – There's an old adage, "Money doesn't buy happiness."

If not money, then what does buy happiness? Offering a roadmap towards flourishing economies of well-being is Mark Anielski, an alternative economist who teaches corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship at the University of Alberta's School of Business. more . . .

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Let Br. André lead us to St. Joseph's feast

Fr. Raymond de Souza

Month Date, 2010

The Oct. 17 canonization of Brother André of Montréal is a moment of pride for Canada's Catholics, but something of a challenge too. How best to take advantage of the grace of this occasion? more . . .

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Brother André witnesses the Church's holiness

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October 25, 2010

Overestimating the importance at this time of the canonization of Alfred Bessette, Montreal's Brother André, would be nearly impossible. At a time when the Church is portrayed primarily as an institution, often an unsavoury institution, Brother André shows that the Church is, above all, holiness. The Church is a healing touch; it is the mercy of God in our midst. more . . .

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