VANCOUVER -- In a society more comfortable with cancel culture than counterculture, Pope John Paul II’s 1990 call for Catholic universities to speak “uncomfortable truths” that may challenge public opinion can be a daunting task. But for the incoming president of St. Mark’s and Corpus Christi colleges in Vancouver, it’s job one.

St. Michael’s set for next step in evolution

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If the Church needs the thinking power of a Catholic university, St. Michael’s is readier than ever to fill that bill, University of St. Michael’s College president and vice chancellor David Sylvester told The Catholic Register in an interview.

St. Mary’s program marries Catholic theory, social justice

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St. Mary’s University’s four-year Bachelor of Arts in Social Justice & Catholic Studies sprouted from a desire to offer students a program instilling them with passion and equipping them with the knowledge to become societal change makers.

Pope Francis asks students to build synodal bridges

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Canadians among those conversing with Francis on synodality

Schools welcome back international students

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Last year one international student living just outside Beijing, China, would get up at 3 a.m. to virtually attend an afternoon seminar at the University of St. Michael’s College, recalls Mark McGowan.

King’s University College para athlete aspires and inspires

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Para athlete and King’s University College student Madison Wilson-Walker has been named the recipient of the 2022 Jeffrey Reed Courage Award.

Work vs. life: Seeking meaning

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Pandemic shows many aren’t finding satisfaction in their labour

Historian preserves nuns’ hospital legacy

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As the legend goes, Haitian-Canadian Dr. Saint-Firmin Monestime was persuaded to join the team at Mattawa Hospital after an impromptu stop for lunch on his way to Timmins in the summer of 1951. The northern Ontario town’s previous doctor had passed away earlier that year and the community successfully convinced Monestime to remain and take his place.

Assumption church in Windsor slowly returns to past glory

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Windsor’s historic Our Lady of the Assumption Church has been declared “saved” by the National Trust for Canada. But for the 294-year-old parish the road to salvation begins with reconciliation.

Opioids put new face to addiction

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Canada’s opioid death toll has escalated to unprecedented levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, and those most critically affected seem to be defying conventional beliefs about addiction.

Once banned mbira a tool for reconciliation

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Edmonton musician Chaka Zinyemba still remembers the moment his quest began to become a vessel for unity and reconciliation through Black African music.