Category Archives: Catholic Education

What is the Catholic lifestyle teachers should live?

By Glen Argan Alberta’s Catholic school system is again under fire from the province’s education minister, David Eggen. The issue this time is the “Catholicity clause” in teachers’ contracts which require teachers to agree to live a Catholic lifestyle. That Catholic teachers ought to live virtuous lives should be obvious. Our schools exist to impart a Catholic worldview to students,

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ACSTA president responds to my concerns regarding candidate eligibility

Last week, I received a letter from Adriana LaGrange, president of the Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association in response to the letter which I sent to the association Nov. 13, 2017 and posted on this website Jan. 21, 2018. Although the letter is long and contains detailed quotes from government legislation, I post it here, with Adriana’s permission, so that

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My letter defending the integrity of Catholic school boards

Following my campaign for a seat on Edmonton’s Catholic school board, I raised my concern publicly about non-Catholics being able to run for election to serve on Catholic school boards in Alberta. The Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association asked me to write a letter expressing those concerns. That, I dutifully did, sending copies, not only to the ACSTA president and

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Robert Barron calls for evangelization that lights a fire

Living a Christian life, too often seen as adherence to a list of “do’s” and “don’ts,” is better understood as creative participation in the artistry of the Holy Spirit. Each of us is given a mission in God’s eternal plan, a mission we are called to carry out with love, creativity and joy. Over the years, I have grown convinced

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Lighting Barron’s fire calls for artistry of the Holy Spirit

From The Catholic Register, December 9, 2017 By Glen Argan Living a Christian life, too often seen as adherence to a list of “do’s” and “don’ts,” is better understood as creative participation in the artistry of the Holy Spirit. Each of us is given a mission in God’s eternal plan, a mission we are called to carry out with love,

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The Mustard Seed: Graduation ends a journey of pure joy

By Glen Argan (from The Catholic Register, Oct. 29, 2017) Graduating from high school or university can be a poignant moment in life’s journey. It typically marks a transition from one lifestyle to another. For many, graduation primarily represents the reception of a credential, those years of study being the means to the desired end of receiving a piece of

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