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From the monthly archives: October 2017

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Trustee candidate Suchy seeks to restore confidence in beloved Catholic schools

“...I think what qualifies me is I’m at the ground level. I’m a parent, my friends are parents, and we do not have a voice,” said Suchy. “I want to be that voice.”

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Pelech cites board experience and need for cohesion in run for ECS trustee seat

“For me it was very frustrating to watch what was going on with the past board,” said Pelech, a trustee from 2007 to 2010, who is running again in Ward 77 in southeast Edmonton.

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Young philosopher Johnson wants to bring passion for Catholic education to ECS board

“I think Catholic education is such a beautiful thing because it provides an education with the understanding that we’re not just brains but we are human beings who have minds but who also have souls and bodies. So it kind of speaks to all of the aspects of our humanity.”

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Edmonton lawyer remembers Blessed Stanley Rother, the shepherd who refused to run away

His name had landed on the death list during the country's civil war because he was taking care of his people, not for political reasons. He gave refuge to parishioners in danger. He searched for the bodies of the missing when their friends and family were too afraid. He wanted the tortured and murdered to have proper burials.

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Local priest's stole may become relic of a martyr

It’s a simple stole, given as a gift and kept for years in the rectory of an Edmonton church, but it has a story rich in detail.

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St. Albert trustee candidate Cecelia promises strong voice, strong faith, strong advocacy

“A strong voice and strong faith committed to the Church and its mission is what is needed today. In education, choices are better than no choices. Competition between boards is to the benefit of students in promoting programs that attract students.” 

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Trustee candidate Arcilla wants ECS board to model respect, integrity and dignity

During his term as trustee for Ward 74 from 2007 to 2010, one of Arcilla’s major accomplishments was moving a motion to have chapels in all newly constructed and some renovated schools.

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Right to choice in education under threat, warns Elk Island trustee candidate Szott

“The first people to bring education as a whole to Alberta were the nuns. If you took the system to its granular level, then you take it back to where it started – the Catholic education system.”

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Faith, determination & love credited in remarkable recovery of unstoppable teacher

“Seeing kids do amazing work, and just kind of realizing how lucky I am to be back in this position, I felt like … I don’t know exactly what it is … I may have been down, but I never felt like I was going to be out.”

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“The Reformation led to the secularization of society,” says author Brad Gregory

Gregory made his arguments as part of an interdisciplinary conference on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Sept. 22 at St. Joseph’s College.

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