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St. Mary's College to launch psychology major

August 20, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Calgary – St. Mary's University College has received approval to launch a four-year bachelor of arts degree in psychology.

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Kenney, bishops to meet face to face

August 20, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Immigration Minister Jason Kenney will address the annual Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) plenary in late September, offering an opportunity for frank dialogue on controversial issues.

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Parish offers a drink of cold water

August 20, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Edmonton – On Sunday, July 8 the Social Justice Ministry, the local conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and JustFAITH ministry of St. Theresa's Parish rallied some of their resources and a few of their members to set up a cold water station, with tables and chairs in the shade, to offer some comfort and hospitality to people in the inner city.

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Bob Schmidt united faith and justice

Bob Schmidt

August 20, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Bob Schmidt was a man of faith who dedicated a great part of his life to carrying out the social justice teaching of the Church.

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Ramadan can spur Catholics to a deeper faith – official

August 20, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which ended Aug. 18 in many countries, is a time of fasting, prayer and repentance, when Muslims distance themselves from worldly activities in an effort to align their lives more closely with God and his laws.

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Computer tech charged with aiding Gabriele

August 20, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Vatican magistrates have formally indicted a computer technician from the Vatican Secretariat of State on charges of aiding Gabriele after he stole Vatican correspondence.

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Papal assistant sought 'good of Church'

August 20, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Paolo Gabriele, the personal assistant of Pope Benedict accused of illicitly copying private Vatican correspondence and giving it to a journalist, told Vatican investigators he acted out of concern for the pope and the Church.

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First Nation children capture visitor's heart

August 20, 2012
ERIN MORAWETZ
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

By the time Alexandria Lepore was finishing up her honours degree in Catholic studies and history from King's University College in London, Ont., this spring, she knew she wanted to become a youth minister.

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Traditional crucifix sculpted for Newman College chapel

August 20, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Unlike many sculptures displayed in churches depicting the anguish and torment of Christ's crucifixion, the new one at Newman Theological College shows a more loving, redemptive Jesus.

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Smith urges K of C to stand against radical secularism

August 20, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The president of the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops has called aggressive secularism "hostile to a truly democratic and pluralist society."

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