WCR This Week

Sask. marriage commissioners must perform same-sex weddings

January 24, 2011
CATHOLIC REGISTER STAFF

REGINA — The right of gay couples to be married free from discrimination trumps the freedom of religion and conscience rights of Saskatchewan's marriage commissioners, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has ruled. more . . .

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Moving takes its toll

January 24, 2011
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Experience, patience and faith are essentials for the man at the helm of St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College.

For the past six months, Sulpician Father Shayne Craig, 46, has been focused on the new building and the move. more . . .

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Newman’s dean surrenders to ‘the adventure’

January 24, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — At the top of the list of traumatic events in a person's life, death and divorce are followed by moving.

"We've lived through that," says Father Stefano Penna, academic dean at Newman Theological College. "This has been a journey in the desert a lot of the time." 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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