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Mexican people place hope in Pope Francis

MORELIA, Mexico — Pope Francis visited the city of Morelia, in central Mexico, on Tuesday — one of his final stops on his six-day apostolic journey to Mexico, which began Feb. 12. Lay Centre alumna Dr. Janette Ann Cortés Núñez … Continue reading

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Alumni Focus: Service in education

Author, professor, dean: Lay Centre alumna Dr Dianne Traflet has developed a reputable career in the academia. Currently, Dr Traflet is the associate dean of graduate studies and administration at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., in the United … Continue reading

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Alumni News: Dr Michael Canaris joins IPS faculty at Loyola University Chicago

In the summer of 2015, Dr Michael Canaris will join the faculty of Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Pastoral Studies (IPS) as an Assistant Professor of Ecclesiology and Systematic Theology. Canaris was a member of The Lay Centre community from 2014-2015 … Continue reading

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Alumni News: Raising hearts through sacred music

Twenty-two years and counting… That’s how long Rosemarie Darby, an alumna of The Lay Centre, has been directing the St Philip Neri Singers, a semi-professional liturgical choir she founded in Manchester, England, in 1993. Her 16-member choir travelled to Rome … Continue reading

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Alumni News: Meeting the last monk of Tibhirine

The 2011 film “Of Gods and Men” brought the story of French Trappists, martyred in Tibhirine, Algeria, to the attention of millions. During the Algerian Civil War, in 1996, the Armed Islamic Group raided the monastery of Notre Dame de … Continue reading

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Lay Centre students meet with Austrian foreign minister

Two students currently residing at The Lay Centre and one alumnus met last week with the Austrian Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Mr Sebastian Kurz. They participated at a meeting, 7 April, with other young people of different … Continue reading

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Alumni Focus: Teaching about Islam in today’s context

Despite increased interest in learning about Islam and other world religions, Catholic educational institutions face significant challenges in teaching these subjects to their students, says Prof Sandra Keating. She is an associate professor of theology at Providence College, situated in Providence, … Continue reading

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