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Priest escapes war zone with family, finds new home in Edmonton

“When we think now about those days, they were terrible but God helped us, and I think God helps everybody (in Syria) because without God, nobody can deal with that,” said Chahin.

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Veteran trustee Joan Crockett looks for dynamic programming in a responsible budget for St. Albert Catholic schools

“Parents want dynamic programming, and I am committed to integrating as many of these programs as possible within the district’s allocated budget,” said Crockett, adding Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools will face financial challenges, including higher transportation costs for students.

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Ward 73 candidate Smiley seeks more integration between local parishes and schools

“This is a decisive moment for Catholic education, so I consider being a trustee a full-time commitment and not something off to the side,” said Smiley

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Senator Thelma Chalifoux remembered for political advocacy, ‘true kindness and love for people’

“When she saw a need, she didn’t worry about whether it was possible or if it’s been done before. She just went ahead and made it happen.” 

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‘Be informed, be fair, be invitational rather than confrontational,’ Rolheiser advises Church communicators

“The Church needs to recruit young people of commitment, intelligence, and support them,” said Rolheiser. “My generation, we’re digital immigrants, we’re trying to learn a language.”

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Suffering could be the shakeup we need, says Father Rolheiser

“People who couldn’t talk to each other are now living in each others’ houses,” said Rolheiser, who is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.

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St. Albert candidate Joe Becigneul commits to collaboration to preserve Catholic education

“The big question is, ‘What is the government going to do with Catholic education?’ and to make a difference you need to be at the table,” said Becigneul, who won a byelection last fall.

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ECS Ward 73 Candidate Peter Davis sees challenges on two fronts

“The board has to create an inclusive environment while remaining consistent with Catholic doctrine, and that’s a challenge.”

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Promise made, promise kept: Memories of St. John Paul II visit still cherished in NWT

“People were just in ecstasy,” Bishop Croteau recalled. “He had touched their hand. For native people to touch the hand of someone, it’s really something, especially the Pope. It will remain in their memory as long as they live.”

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Parents need choice in school systems, says St. Albert Catholic candidate Greg Schell

“I think that the success of the Catholic Church and Catholic schools is what’s made St. Albert one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family.”

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