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St. Mary's College plans for long-term growth on Calgary site

March 7, 2011
Special to the WCR

Calgary — St. Mary's University College has begun developing a long-range vision for the development of its 35-acre south Calgary campus in Midnapore. more . . .

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Students fight depression with faith

March 7, 2011
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — A cross-border study has found that one in four students on North American university campuses show signs of depression - a figure that comes as no surprise to those who work with students.

The study, published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry at the end of January, looked at more than 1,600 students at the University of British Columbia, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Washington. more . . .

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Faith can live on campus

March 7, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Living one's Catholic faith in a university environment can be a challenging task for young people experiencing a high degree of independence perhaps for the first time. But Catholic colleges and clubs provide a supportive environment for doing just that. more . . .

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Private school aims to serve low-income kids

March 7, 2011
SHEILA DABU NONATO
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — A new private Catholic high school that wants to open its doors to youth from low-income families is taking flak from critics who argue the plan would "economically segregate" students. more . . .

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Watching an abortion triggers conversion

March 7, 2011
VALERIE SCHMALZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

SAN FRANCISCO — A woman who walked away from her job as a Planned Parenthood clinic director after helping with an ultrasound-guided abortion is preparing to enter the Catholic Church. more . . .

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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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