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Newman course aims to bring Vatican II alive

Fr. Don MacDonald, ofm

June 20, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For Franciscan Father Don MacDonald, the Second Vatican Council was the impetus for seeing the Catholic faith "in a positive, attractive manner."

"It made Christian living more challenging," says MacDonald, who was ordained in 1961, just a year before the council began.

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Nothing More Beautiful speakers list announced

June 20, 2011
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - The cardinal-archbishop of Washington and the new primate of the Catholic Church in Canada will be among the 10 speakers in the fourth year of Nothing More Beautiful that begins Oct. 27.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington and Archbishop Gérard Lacroix of Quebec will speak at the Edmonton Archdiocese's series on the new evangelization, which in the fall turns its attention to The Beauty of Discipleship.

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Alta. Catholic Schools prepare to study world religions

June 20, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - Catholic high school students in Alberta may soon begin to learn about the main world religions, from Judaism to Hinduism.

A course on world religions developed for Ontario high schools is currently being piloted in Alberta and might hit the classrooms as soon as it is adapted and receives approval by Alberta Education.

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Scripture scholar sees upside to 'the war on Christmas'

June 20, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — For seven years, Father Murray Watson has maintained a list of news items relevant to Jewish-Christian relations.

These stories rarely make the mainstream news. Yet they document the development of dialogue and positive action between the two faiths.

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Catholic education strong across Canada — trustee

Paula Peroni

June 20, 2011
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA — Catholic education across Canada is healthy and well, says Canadian Catholic School Trustees Association national president Paula Peroni.

Peroni made the comment during an interview during the annual convention of the association held June 2-4 at the Hotel Saskatchewan.

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Persecution of Christians, gays ignored by media

June 20, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — Christian social conservatives and gays often find themselves on opposite sides in the culture wars, but when it comes to persecution of minorities abroad they can find common cause.

The same countries that persecute Christians and other religious minorities, also persecute gays and lesbians, trample on women's rights and stifle dissent, said immigration lawyer Chantal Desloges.

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Life shines brightly with the Silver Rose

The Silver Rose

June 20, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — A Knights of Columbus program that's been around for more than 50 years is new to most Albertans. The North American effort pays tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americans.

"This is only the second year for the Silver Rose Run to be in Western Canada," said Larry Boland of Airdrie, former master of the Alberta fourth degree Knights

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St. Mary's Downey takes his talents to Saskatoon

Dr. Terrence Downey

June 20, 2011
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON — Dr. Terrence Downey, long-time president of St. Mary's University College in Calgary, has been named the new president of St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan.

Downey, a political scientist, has been president of St. Mary's since 1999. Under his leadership, the private Catholic college in Calgary achieved degree-granting status in 2004.

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Faith, prayer, forgiveness sustained valiant mother

Denise Cadieux-Couturier

June 20, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — When confronted by life's many difficulties, Denise Cadieux-Couturier relies on prayer, strong faith and forgiveness.

She married Charles Cadieux, a meteorologist from Plamondon, in 1957. Together they had three sons and a daughter.

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Students take pro-life trek across Canada

June 20, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Eleven college students, aged 18 to 24, are taking the pro-life message to the highways and byways of Canada.

Embarking on a cross-country walk for life, eight Canadians and three Americans started their journey May 23 in Vancouver.

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