An insight on hope from St. Augustine…

The word “hope” in modern English has lost much of the vigor assigned to what we call the theological virtue of Hope. In English hope often means merely a vague wish, as in, “I hope it doesn’t rain.” But the theological virtue of Hope (which I capitalize to distinguish it from worldly hope) is more vigorously defined as the confident expectation of God’s help in attaining eternal salvation. Notice therefore it is no mere wish, it is a confident expectation based on God’s promises and love for us.

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2009 Register interview: Ennio Morricone (1928-2020) reflects on his career and the Catholic faith…

Ennio Morricone is considered by many to be one of Hollywood’s finest film score composers. In a career spanning nearly 50 years, he has written around 450 unique, stirring and atmospheric soundtracks for some of the world’s most memorable films. They include the Clint Eastwood spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s, such as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars; the memorable score for The Mission…

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Longtime educator adds her voice as new head of Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association

The Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association will soon have a new person at the helm to navigate the challenging, and occasionally choppy, world of education in the province.

Eugenia Pagnotta-Kowalczyk is the new executive director of the ACSTA.

Kowalczyk has been the organization’s director of advocacy for two years. She takes over the top job on Sept. 1 – the day after the retirement of executive director Dean Sarnecki who has led the ACSTA for eight years.

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