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Matthew Hoven - 28 November 2022

Learning from publicly-funded Catholic schools elsewhere in the world can help our vision and planning in Alberta. We can find shared challenges and receive insight for future directions. I was struck recently by a book chapter by a prominent Catholic educator, Dr. Michael Buchanan [1]. He's an...

Grant Gay - 14 November 2022

The need for faith formation for Catholic teachers is an ever-present reality. Modern Church documents – from the Second Vatican Council’s Gravissimum Educationis to the most recent instruction from the Congregation for Catholic Education, The Identity of the Catholic School for a Culture of...

Brendan Cavanagh - 01 November 2022

One of the many unanticipated graces of my conversion to Catholicism seven years ago has been the experience of engaging in the richness of ‘Catholic culture’. Often, it’s something that I find most people assume they are familiar with – to some superficial degree they likely are – and as a result...

Beth Pecson - 18 October 2022

You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you. - St. Augustine There are opportunities in a lifetime that humble us from thinking that we know many things to realizing that we do not know nearly enough. For me, the Master of Religious Education (MRE)...

Fr. Adrian Martens - 11 October 2022

As I went through my bookcase a few months ago attempting to write a homily (the key word here is “attempting”), I came across an old copy of the famous book by Reinhold Niebuhr called Christ and Culture. Most people would know Niebuhr through his adapted Serenity Prayer, used in likely too many...