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Sister kept active teaching, travelling

Sr. Gabrielle Tellier

July 1, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Looking weary but in high spirits, Sister Gabrielle Tellier, a beloved retired Catholic teacher, celebrated her 100th birthday June 19 with cake, flowers and balloons in the company of colleagues and friends.

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One year of making friends with the city's homeless

Sr. Mary Clare Stack

July 1, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Prior to the launch of the Welcome Home program, many newly-housed people knew little about how to interact with mainstream society. A turnaround in that regard is a clear success of the new program, said Sister Mary Clare Stack.

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McKeon lauded as prophetic, compassionate leader

Bob McKeon

July 1, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Praising his integrity, faithfulness to the Gospel and his relentless pursuit of justice for all, Catholic Social Services presented the prestigious Bill Irwin Award of Excellence to social justice advocate Bob McKeon June 24.

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CSS pays tribute to volunteers

July 1, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Real and Blandine Demers have given freely of their time to Catholic Social Services' Christmas Hamper Program for the past 35 years.

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CSS carries out ministry with a Catholic flavor – Carattini

Stephen Carattini

July 1, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

As a Catholic organization, the task of Catholic Social Services is to continue to serve people in need with dignity, respect and love, says the agency's CEO, Stephen Carattini.

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Canadian Church reaches out to Syria with aid and prayer

July 1, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Canadian bishops, along with Development and Peace, have launched a special fundraising campaign to raise emergency aid for Syrians suffering due to chaos in their Middle Eastern homeland.

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Chatlain receives pallium

July 15, 2013

Archbishop Murray Chatlain of Keewatin-Le Pas, Man., wearing his pallium, returns from Communion during Mass with Pope Francis at the Vatican June 29.

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Local youth get pre-WYD briefings

July 15, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Young people from the Edmonton Archdiocese are busy preparing for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 23-28.

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Newman College unveils new basic theology programs

Dr. Stephane Saulnier

July 15, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Newman Theological College will launch two new theology programs this fall aimed at giving students with a high school education a solid grounding in theology.

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Schools must learn to hire properly, says prof

Dr. Jerome Cranston

July 15, 2013
JAMES BUCHOK
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

There are people in Catholic schools making hiring decisions who have no idea what they are doing, says a university professor with a research specialty in human resource management in schools.

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