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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.

Women religious on university front lines

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Higher education for Catholic women has been a fight, and it was the sisters on the front lines.

Catechetical program a COVID blessing

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Dr. Christine Schintgen credits divine providence for the introduction of the new two-year online Catechetical Certificate program for mature students at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College.

King’s Veritas Lecture series challenges paradigms

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In a world that is arguably becoming more depleted of humanity and solidarity, King’s University College in London, Ont., is providing a countering antidote via its Veritas Lecture Series for Faith and Culture.

Religion and vaccine hesitancy in COVID world

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While the vast majority of the public has been compliant with safety measures in dealing with the pandemic, resistance to vaccination mandates, mask rules and other requirements has been high among ultra-conservative Catholic and evangelical groups.

Brescia program offers tools for student success

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A holistic program at Brescia University College is giving students struggling with academic and social pressures the tools for success in school and in life.