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St. Francis School goes all out to meet students’ needs

November 5, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Every program at St. Francis of Assisi School reverts to academics.

Whether the school implements an online math program, yoga classes or after-school basketball clinics, all are done with the intention of supporting the students academically.

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St. James boys revel in the freedom to learn their way

Bob Harris

November 5, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Rather than suppress boys' high-spirited physicality, aggression or shy reluctance, Edmonton Catholic Schools has responded by structuring an environment so boys can express these drives in safe, respectful ways.

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Teachers strive to communicate Christ to students

November 5, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

As Blessed John Paul II once said, "Catholic education is above all a question of communicating Christ, of helping to form Christ in the lives of others."

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School puts a halt to aggression

November 5, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Students at Edmonton's Our Lady of the Prairies Catholic School are generally well behaved. But since the introduction of a behavioural program a year ago, teachers say instances of aggression have been reduced significantly.

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Video protests continue

November 5, 2012

Supporters of Pakistan's religious political party Sunni Tehreek hold a banner and party flags during an anti-U.S. rally in Lahore Oct. 17.

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Ethics guide stresses each person's dignity

Sr. Nuala Kenny

November 5, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

What makes a hospital, nursing home or hospice Catholic isn't the cross in the lobby. It is the decisions made in each and every examination room, operating theatre, boardroom and clinic.

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Catholic doctor stresses assisted suicide dangers

November 5, 2012
CAROLYN FRANCIS
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER – Elderly people could be coerced into "choosing" euthanasia if the practice were legalized, a Vancouver doctor told the Catholic Physicians Guild.

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Pilgrims follow St. Thérèse's 'little way' formation

St. Thérèse

November 5, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Five years ago, Jim Anderson knew little about St. Thérèse of Lisieux when he applied for a post directing a formation program based in her spirituality.

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Nigeria's Onaiyekan well known for his work for justice and peace

Cardinal-designate John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan

November 5, 2012
SAMUEL OLU JOB
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON – Cardinal-designate John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan has been an ardent promoter of dialogue among Christians and other religions and a vocal advocate for peace and cooperation, especially in Nigeria.

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Manila's Tagle both a theologian and a humble pastor

November 5, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Filipino cardinal announced Oct. 24 is widely lauded for his theological gifts and his humility.

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