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Benedict pleads for end to attacks on Christians

January 17, 2011
WCR NEWS SERVICES

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict has denounced recent attacks on Christians around the world and singled out the government of Pakistan, asking that it repeal its anti-blasphemy law. more . . .

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Students faith enriched in new college

January 24, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — "To continue working within the Church, you have to stay at the top of your game. You have to continually deepen your knowledge and your skills. Newman is very crucial to that," said Marieta Paul, a student at Newman Theological College. more . . .

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Newman degrees develop ministers, spark knowledge of theology

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

From an uncertain beginning when it was established as a degree-granting institution in 1969, Newman has thrived and grown into a significant centre of theological learning recognized throughout North America. more . . .

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St. Joseph Seminary has undergone many transitions

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Joseph Seminary has changed considerably during its 84 years of operation. Founded in 1927 to train priests for the Edmonton Archdiocese, it's now the seminary of choice for Western Canadian dioceses. more . . .

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Newman, seminary enter new reality

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Joseph's Seminary and Newman Theological College were relocated to the Pastoral Centre grounds after the old buildings on Mark Messier Trail were bought by the provincial government and then demolished to make way for the Anthony Henday Highway. more . . .

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Franciscan prof hopes for lay students

January 24, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Newman Theological College opened its doors more than 40 years ago, its impact on the Church in western Canada was positive. Father David Norman expects the new campus to make a big difference too. more . . .

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Chapel offers beauty, hope

January 24, 2011
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Snowflake filtered light illuminates the rich hues of the seven sacrament stained glass windows crafted by artisans at Vitreaux d'art E. Rault in Rennes, France. The murmur of seminarians' voices drift through the closed metal and glass doors. And the aura of sacred peace envelops the visitor as she kneels in prayer in the newly constructed St. Joseph Seminary chapel. more . . .

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High quality modern library helps give college credibility

January 24, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The initial plan two years ago was for Newman Theological College to vacate its old campus near St. Albert and move directly to its new location, beside the Catholic Pastoral Centre. more . . .

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The life of a seminarian

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Through high school and until his third year of university, Kristopher Schmidt had plans to become a medical doctor. But when he realized God was calling him to the priesthood, he promptly traded the stethoscope for a Bible. more . . .

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CWL, Knights help college, seminary

January 24, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Both Newman Theological College and St. Joseph's Seminary have gone through tremendous change lately. What remains constant is their undying support from two Catholic organizations, the Catholic Women's League and Knights of Columbus. more . . .

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