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Born in war, student creates peace cover

Maja Milijkovic

March 7, 2011
COLLEEN RING
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON — In November, the staff and students of St. James School embarked on a project which served to continue a school-wide focus on the importance of peace and resulted in the joint creation of a peace calendar which showcased the students' art and written work. more . . .

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New primate passionate for the Gospel

Archbishop Gerald Cyprien Lacroix

March 7, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

QUEBEC CITY — Quebec's new Archbishop Gerald Cyprien Lacroix did not get the usual telephone call from the nuncio when he was informed of the pope's appointment.

Instead Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana invited Lacroix to Ottawa to meet him. more . . .

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Knights provide chaplain with right tools for hospital evangelization

Fr. Oscar Monroy

March 7, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — As a Catholic chaplain, Father Oscar Monroy spends most of his days providing pastoral and spiritual services to patients, families and staff at the University of Alberta Hospital. more . . .

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Sisters of Sion say 'farewell' after 50 years of ministry

Sr. Terry Horvath

March 7, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — The Sisters of Sion were sent to North America in 1892 with the encouraging words, "Congratulations, go and do something."

When the first three sisters came to Edmonton in 1961, they remained busy "doing something," mostly serving in the schools or in parish work. Father Joseph McGrane was instrumental in bringing Sister Alice Godin and two others from the order to Edmonton to help in his parish of St. Angela. more . . .

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Indian pastor brings international experience to Italian parish

Fr. 'James' Chitteth

March 7, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — For the most part, the congregation at St. Maria Goretti Parish is elderly. That's the first thing Father Mathai Chacko Chitteth noticed when he took over as pastor of the city's Italian parish in February. more . . .

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Provincial cut slashes innovative program

Debbie Engel

March 7, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - Drastic funding cuts to an innovative government grant program has Edmonton Catholic Schools reevaluating its budget.

Effective Sept. 1, Alberta Education's $80 million province-wide funding for the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) will be slashed in half, reduced to $40 million. Edmonton Catholic, now in its fourth three-year AISI cycle, received about $4.5 million in AISI grants last year. more . . .

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Commit, then go forth and evangelize

March 7, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

SPRUCE GROVE — Evangelizing is done best through example, says Patty Schneier, a wife, mother of three, cantor and radio show host from Missouri. more . . .

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Renounce selfishness

March 7, 2011
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Lent is a time for self-examination and to let go of all traces of selfishness, which is the root of violence, Pope Benedict said. more . . .

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Priests must cope with good, bad and ugly — pope

March 14, 2011

Even though it's not easy to like every member of the Church, being part of Christ's body means accepting them all, Pope Benedict told seminarians.

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Anglo-Catholics should unite with Rome — bishop

March 14, 2011

Traditionalist Anglicans who remain in the Anglican Church rather than taking up Pope Benedict's offer of an Anglican ordinariate are wasting their spiritual energy clinging to a dangerous illusion, said the Vatican's delegate for the Australian ordinariate.

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