WCR This Week

Knights provide chaplain with right tools for hospital evangelization

Fr. Oscar Monroy

March 7, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — As a Catholic chaplain, Father Oscar Monroy spends most of his days providing pastoral and spiritual services to patients, families and staff at the University of Alberta Hospital. more . . .

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New primate passionate for the Gospel

Archbishop Gerald Cyprien Lacroix

March 7, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

QUEBEC CITY — Quebec's new Archbishop Gerald Cyprien Lacroix did not get the usual telephone call from the nuncio when he was informed of the pope's appointment.

Instead Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana invited Lacroix to Ottawa to meet him. more . . .

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Born in war, student creates peace cover

Maja Milijkovic

March 7, 2011
COLLEEN RING
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON — In November, the staff and students of St. James School embarked on a project which served to continue a school-wide focus on the importance of peace and resulted in the joint creation of a peace calendar which showcased the students' art and written work. more . . .

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Watching an abortion triggers conversion

March 7, 2011
VALERIE SCHMALZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

SAN FRANCISCO — A woman who walked away from her job as a Planned Parenthood clinic director after helping with an ultrasound-guided abortion is preparing to enter the Catholic Church. more . . .

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Private school aims to serve low-income kids

March 7, 2011
SHEILA DABU NONATO
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — A new private Catholic high school that wants to open its doors to youth from low-income families is taking flak from critics who argue the plan would "economically segregate" students. more . . .

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Faith can live on campus

March 7, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Living one's Catholic faith in a university environment can be a challenging task for young people experiencing a high degree of independence perhaps for the first time. But Catholic colleges and clubs provide a supportive environment for doing just that. more . . .

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Students fight depression with faith

March 7, 2011
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — A cross-border study has found that one in four students on North American university campuses show signs of depression - a figure that comes as no surprise to those who work with students.

The study, published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry at the end of January, looked at more than 1,600 students at the University of British Columbia, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Washington. more . . .

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St. Mary's College plans for long-term growth on Calgary site

March 7, 2011
Special to the WCR

Calgary — St. Mary's University College has begun developing a long-range vision for the development of its 35-acre south Calgary campus in Midnapore. more . . .

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Students mentor youth at risk of gang involvement

March 7, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

CALGARY — St. Mary's University College is proud to be the first post-secondary institution in Calgary to work with the Calgary Police Service in an early intervention program to keep kids out of gangs. more . . .

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Grant will fund St. Mary's junior high science program

March 7, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

CALGARY — Junior high school students across Calgary will continue to benefit from innovative hands-on science labs at St. Mary's University College thanks to a three-year grant from a federal government agency. more . . .

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