WCR This Week

Chapel offers beauty, hope

January 24, 2011
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Snowflake filtered light illuminates the rich hues of the seven sacrament stained glass windows crafted by artisans at Vitreaux d'art E. Rault in Rennes, France. The murmur of seminarians' voices drift through the closed metal and glass doors. And the aura of sacred peace envelops the visitor as she kneels in prayer in the newly constructed St. Joseph Seminary chapel. more . . .

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Franciscan prof hopes for lay students

January 24, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Newman Theological College opened its doors more than 40 years ago, its impact on the Church in western Canada was positive. Father David Norman expects the new campus to make a big difference too. more . . .

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Newman, seminary enter new reality

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Joseph's Seminary and Newman Theological College were relocated to the Pastoral Centre grounds after the old buildings on Mark Messier Trail were bought by the provincial government and then demolished to make way for the Anthony Henday Highway. more . . .

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St. Joseph Seminary has undergone many transitions

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Joseph Seminary has changed considerably during its 84 years of operation. Founded in 1927 to train priests for the Edmonton Archdiocese, it's now the seminary of choice for Western Canadian dioceses. more . . .

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Newman degrees develop ministers, spark knowledge of theology

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

From an uncertain beginning when it was established as a degree-granting institution in 1969, Newman has thrived and grown into a significant centre of theological learning recognized throughout North America. more . . .

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Students faith enriched in new college

January 24, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — "To continue working within the Church, you have to stay at the top of your game. You have to continually deepen your knowledge and your skills. Newman is very crucial to that," said Marieta Paul, a student at Newman Theological College. more . . .

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Benedict pleads for end to attacks on Christians

January 17, 2011
WCR NEWS SERVICES

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict has denounced recent attacks on Christians around the world and singled out the government of Pakistan, asking that it repeal its anti-blasphemy law. more . . .

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Newman College moves into new quarters

January 17, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Studying theology helps Christians “to appreciate ever anew the wonder of the faith,” says Archbishop Richard Smith. more . . .

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City Hall display marks Christian Unity Week

January 17, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – In solidarity with Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant churches around the world, Edmonton’s Christians are celebrating the ecumenical movement’s efforts to overcome divisions in the Church. more . . .

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Covenant offers home to elderly who are mentally ill

Patrick Dumelie

January 17, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – In response to the city’s aging population, a shortage of beds for the acutely ill, and the closure of Alberta Hospital Edmonton, Covenant Health opened a new geriatric mental health facility Jan. 5. more . . .

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