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Islamic college buys sisters' school

St. Angela's Convent and Academy

September 5, 2011
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON — An Islamic boarding school for boys will open this fall in the former St. Angela's Convent and Academy at Prelate, Sask.

The newly created Islamic College of Saskatchewan took possession of the former convent and girls' boarding school Aug. 15 from the Ursulines of Prelate.

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New superintendent strives for success

Paul Mason

September 5, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

RED DEER — The Red Deer Catholic board of trustees has appointed a seasoned school administrator and former classroom teacher as the division's new superintendent.

Paul Mason, 48, took over as superintendent Aug. 27. He replaces Paulette Hanna, who is retiring after four years in the position.

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Pregnancy centre enters new era

Jeanne McCusker

September 5, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Pregnancy Crisis Centre has experienced three major changes over the summer: a new location, new website and new ultrasound machine.

The centre expects the changes will help it improve how it carries out its mission of providing pro-life alternatives to those facing crisis pregnancies.

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Ambrozic a man who loved to spread the Gospel

September 5, 2011
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — As archbishop of Toronto for 16 years, Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic oversaw the transformation of Canada's largest diocese into a multicultural, multi-racial home to 1.6 million Catholics.

But while acknowledging the challenges, Ambrozic once said his main challenge was simply to be true to the Catholic Church.

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Local WYD pilgrims return from spiritual adventure

September 5, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

World Youth Day pilgrims have returned home from a great adventure, with many of them eager to return.

About 500 pilgrims from the Edmonton Archdiocese representing 30 different groups participated in World Youth Day festivities in Madrid, Spain. The event was held Aug. 16-21, but many arrived early and stayed after the closing Mass to explore the country.

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Since 1861, St. Albert Parish has been making history

Fr. Albert Lacombe

September 12, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT — In January 1861, Father Albert Lacombe and Bishop Alexandre Taché came to the top of the hill overlooking the Sturgeon River and decided that this would be the site of the new church.

Taché suggested it be named after Lacombe's patron saint, St. Albert. This site, now marked by a huge bronze statue of Lacombe, was not colonized until April 1861.

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Alberta's oldest parish celebrates

St. Albert Parish - 150 Year Anniversary Logo

September 12, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Parishioners at St. Albert Parish, conscious of the historic significance of their parish, are marking the 150th jubilee of their parish with a bang.

They have been celebrating monthly since January and will continue celebrating for the remainder of the year.

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COLF offers broad view of vocations

Catholic Organization for Life and Family - Logo

September 12, 2011
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA — The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) released a message designed to help families do a better job of seeing their lives as a Christian vocation.

In its message, Love is Calling Your Children, COLF urges families to recognize the role they play in helping their children find their vocations.

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Dialogue leads Catholics, Muslims to walk road to peace

September 12, 2011
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States horrified the pope and Vatican officials, who unequivocally condemned terrorism and offered prayers for the dead, the survivors and the rescue workers.

The attacks shook the world but did not destroy the commitment to dialogue and cooperation of Catholic and Muslim leaders in interreligious relations.

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JustFAITH opens eyes, hearts to the poor

September 12, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — For the third straight year, St. Theresa Parish is offering JustFAITH, a U.S.-based formation program to foster commitment to social justice ministry.

For the first time, St. Theresa's is opening the program to anyone in the archdiocese who may have an interest in social justice, regardless of education or experience.

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