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David Sylvester was installed as the new president of the University of St. Michael’s College on Oct. 4 at St. Basil’s Church in Toronto. Here is an edited transcript of his speech that day, reflecting on the importance of the school and of Catholic education:

Climate Crusaders creating flood of rain data

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WINDSOR, Ont. – They’re called Climate Crusaders, and they’re part of what’s being described as the largest program of its kind in North America.

Catholic universities must prepare students for dialogue, Pope says

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VATICAN – Catholic universities are "called to be workshops of dialogue and encounter in the service of truth, justice and the defense of human dignity at every level," Pope Francis told a delegation from Pennsylvania's Villanova University.

Law student puts his faith to a legal test

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VANCOUVER – News about Trinity Western University’s attempts to open a Christian law school, and the ensuing battles in the courts and the media, has spread across the country many times over.

Br. André students put skills into overdrive

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Hard work pays off. It can also get you an all expenses paid trip to New York City.

St. Mary's lectures bring out Indigenous wisdom

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The stories are out there, they just need to be heard.

Saint Paul University takes innovation to the next level

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Saint Paul University in Ottawa has good news for young Catholics who want to make a difference.

Campion College opens doors to growing number of migrant students

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REGINA – Mbayang Dabo laughs as she says, “Every winter I reconsider my decision (to move to Regina).” It’s quite understandable in mid-February as the Prairie city struggles through a two-week stretch of winter where the mercury has barely risen above -20.

Jesuit brings his case for nature, technology and loneliness to Campion

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REGINA – In modern society, people talk plenty about nature and the environment, but when it comes down to reality, they don’t actually experience what God has created around us.

St. Paul’s has a tall order in Goliath ancient dig project

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For nine years, students from St. Paul’s College have been helping to uncover the life of Goliath, one piece of ancient pottery at a time.

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Charles Lewis: Catholic books that top my Christmas list 

I am a big believer that fiction is a great way to open up spiritual channels. A faithful novelist can add depth and excitement, especially to biographies of holy people, Lewis writes. 

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Jesus gives us joy even in martyrdom, Pope Francis says

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis.

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