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From the monthly archives: November 2017

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Catholic schools spend too much on being Catholic, say opponents

“We would be doing a disservice to the citizens of Alberta by not being Catholic in delivering Catholic education,” said Tomkinson, adding that many would consider the religious portions of Catholic schools to be underfunded.

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Pope meets Myanmar generals after welcome by children

Greeted by two dozen children wearing traditional attire and by the nation's bishops, Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar Nov. 27 for a four-day visit.

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Ontario father loses religious accommodation case

A Greek Orthodox father seeking religious accommodation from a public school board has lost at the Ontario Court of Appeal, despite a majority opinion favoring parental rights.

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Sisters find joy, tears, and renewed faith thanks to palliative care

“Mom taught us not only how to live, but she also taught us how to die.”

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International priests get coached in Canadian ways through Enculturation Program

Father Gauthier describes it as a learning process that works both ways. “The adaptation is not only in one direction. The adaptation is for the priest, but the community also has to adapt.”

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Good news for religion in survey

Most Canadians respect religion, believe it is relevant and think it benefits society, according to a new poll.
But a religious freedom expert Andrew Bennett is worried about Canada’s acceptance of religion and religious diversity.

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Scientists echo Pope's global warning

More than 15,000 scientists world-wide, including more than 500 Canadians, have issued a “Warning to Humanity” that parallels concerns raised by Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si’.

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Minister pledges full government support of Catholic education in Alberta

David Eggen was upbeat at ACSTA convention, but questions remain about human sexuality education curriculum.

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Sex ed should be much more than technical instructions: Bishop Henry to trustees

'Children need help to deal with their sexual urges through self-knowledge & self-control, rather than simply giving it a free reign and hope nobody gets hurt.'

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Catholic school administrators hope to work with Bill 24, but expect complications

Notification ban on GSAs may mean limits to public activities for student groups.

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