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Kateri canonized, named protectress of Canadian nation

October 29, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Proclaiming seven new saints – including St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Marianne Cope from North America – Pope Benedict said they are examples to the world of total dedication to Christ and tireless service to others.

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Kateri canonization a step towards reconciliation

October 29, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – After decades of resentment and horror over the abuse of indigenous children, the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha marked a further step toward the reconciliation of the indigenous communities and the Catholic Church.

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Archdiocese's story told at City Hall

October 29, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Images that reflect the rich 100-year history of the Edmonton Archdiocese and its parishes are now on display at City Hall. One of many jubilee events throughout 2012 and 2013, the historical exhibit marks the centennial of the archdiocese. The display, which opened Oct. 22, includes a wealth of historical images seldom seen in public, going back to the archdiocese's early years.

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Terrio will be pastor for St. Paul Diocese

October 29, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

He's studied in Rome, been a teacher of philosophy and theology, and lived on three continents.

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Year of Faith: Embracing Evangelization

November 5, 2012
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Pope Benedict XVI has declared 2012-2013 to be the Year of Faith.

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St. Francis School goes all out to meet students’ needs

November 5, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Every program at St. Francis of Assisi School reverts to academics.

Whether the school implements an online math program, yoga classes or after-school basketball clinics, all are done with the intention of supporting the students academically.

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St. James boys revel in the freedom to learn their way

Bob Harris

November 5, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Rather than suppress boys' high-spirited physicality, aggression or shy reluctance, Edmonton Catholic Schools has responded by structuring an environment so boys can express these drives in safe, respectful ways.

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Teachers strive to communicate Christ to students

November 5, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

As Blessed John Paul II once said, "Catholic education is above all a question of communicating Christ, of helping to form Christ in the lives of others."

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School puts a halt to aggression

November 5, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Students at Edmonton's Our Lady of the Prairies Catholic School are generally well behaved. But since the introduction of a behavioural program a year ago, teachers say instances of aggression have been reduced significantly.

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Video protests continue

November 5, 2012

Supporters of Pakistan's religious political party Sunni Tehreek hold a banner and party flags during an anti-U.S. rally in Lahore Oct. 17.

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