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Proposed education act jeopardizes teaching of moral values

March 26, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Under Alberta's proposed Education Act, the curriculum of all schools will be subject to the Alberta human rights legislation and by extension, its quasi-judicial tribunals.

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Boys and girls do learn differently

Andrew Pudewa

March 26, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Teachers who understand the differences between boys and girls will be more effective in the classroom, an American educator told homeschooling parents from across the West.

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Youth urged to be people of virtue

March 26, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Learning to be people of virtue, hundreds of Catholic youth from around the archdiocese, from Grades 7 to 12, had fun connecting in faith and worship at an annual youth rally in Spruce Grove-Stony Plain.

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Archbishop's mom 'always there for the kids'

Anne Marie Smith

March 26, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

HALIFAX – Archbishop Richard Smith remembers his mother Anne Marie as a woman of genuine warmth, "the one who was always there for us."

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Michel's heart led to Development and Peace

Sara Michel

March 26, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

With degrees in history and international affairs, Sara Michel has held positions with Canada's departments of defence and foreign affairs – both sweet jobs with high pay and plenty of benefits.

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Religious orders look to the next generation

March 26, 2012
SARA FRANCIS
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Finding and forming the next generation of religious in Canada was a popular topic at this year's National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors Conference.

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Theologian takes his ministry to the mall

Fr. Antoninus Wall

April 2, 2012
ED LANGLOIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

PORTLAND, ORE. – Amid a thrum of commercialism, an amiable priest waits patiently. His hope is to talk about faith and life with anyone who takes an interest.

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Quebec report backing euthanasia 'a betrayal'

April 2, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – A network of anti-euthanasia groups in Quebec has condemned a National Assembly committee report supporting euthanasia as a "profound act of political betrayal."

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Collins critical of Ont. Plan for expanded gambling

Cardinal Thomas Collins

April 2, 2012
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Citing the addictive and potentially destructive nature of gambling, Cardinal Thomas Collins has expressed "real concerns" about an Ontario government proposal to open more casinos and slot machines and to take its lottery business online.

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Christian unity is a mandate from Christ

Sr. Lorelei Fuchs

April 2, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - Ecumenical dialogue is not about sitting around a table, splitting theological hairs and talking until everyone is in agreement.

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