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When Faith and the Big Bang Collide

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SAVE THE DATE for our 2019-2020 Catholic Women's League Annual Lecture in Catholic Studies:

"When Faith and the Big Bang Collide"
by Adam D. Hincks, SJ
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (7:00 - 9:00 pm)
in McGivney Hall, #M100
St. Mary's University

Dr. Hincks earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University specialising in physical cosmology--the study of the origins and evolution of the universe.  Father Hincks is also a Roman Catholic priest in the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) who has studied theology at the Gregorian University in Rome and Regis College, University of Toronto.  Currently, Adam serves as an Associate Scholar at the Vatican Observatory (Rome), an Associate Member of the Simons Observatory (Chile), and a Part-time Visitor at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics in the University of Toronto. See his bio at https://adh-sj.info

Best Wishes,

- Peter
Peter E. Baltutis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies
Catholic Women's League Chair for Catholic Studies
St. Mary's University
14500 Bannister Road SE
Calgary, AB T2X 1Z4
email: email
phone: (403) 254-3136


Sale of Snowflake Gala items

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The 2019 National Convention Planning Committee has decided to sell off the beautiful Chair Covers with Sashes and Champagne Flutes that were part of our very first fundraiser – THE SNOWFLAKE GALA – that was held in 2017. 

No rain checks – first come, first served – while quantities last! 

Here`s a picture of the Chair Covers with Sashes.  They are being sold at $3.00 each.


Those of you who attended our Gala will remember being greeted with these lovely Champagne Flutes.  These are being sold at $1.00 each.


Both the above items are a wonderful addition to any CWL Council or home in our Calgary Diocese. 

Payment to be made in Cash or Cheques made payable to CWL National Convention 2019. Please either call Marilyn at 403-607-9006 or email her.


Safe Environment Policy

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops released a Safe Environment Policy to protect children and everyone from sexual abuse in the church: Protecting Minors from Sexual Abuse: A Call to the Catholic Faithful in Canada for Healing, Reconciliation, and Transformation. Read the document here. 

Break the cycle of silence. You can choose to talk about it and report abuse. The Diocese of Calgary has launched a Safe Environment web page. Talk to someone you trust or call the toll-free number at 1-833-547-8360.


Scams Alert

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There are many scams going around masquerading as your clergy (priests, deacons or lately, the bishop).

Please exercise caution when responding to email messages.  If you receive unusual emails, check the sender's email address to see whether it is the person’s genuine address. Even if the sender's address looks correct, always verify suspicious emails by phoning the sender. There have been many similar scams reported by several parishes in our diocese and across Canada. 

Note that these scams do not stop at emails. Those in social media should stay vigilant when responding to friend requests or to other compelling posts requiring a response. There are many fake Twitter, Facebook and other social media accounts trying to impersonate people you know and our church leaders. Some scammers may take the time to build a relationship with you to gain your trust, before trying to extort money or other things like gift cards.

Please exercise vigilance when you are being charitable. Use the channels you are most familiar with and avoid becoming victims of a scam.

For samples of scam emails see Diocese of Calgary


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