Friday, December 12, 2014

Dedicated educator marks his teaching jubilee

Alan Charlton, 79, has taught thousands during his 50-year career
Alan Charlton gives Notre Dame students insights during an English class. "I stumbled into teaching," he said, speaking of how it all began in 1961. Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
One local educator has lived through flower power, preppies, and the millennial generation while teaching for half a century. But retirement doesn't sound heavenly to him. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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An ancient Christian culture might disappear
A Melkite priest walks beside St. George Melkite Catholic Church in Yaroun, Lebanon. He serves Melkite Catholic communities in southern Lebanon, where young people, Christian, and Muslim alike, are leaving to seek education and job opportunities elsewhere. CNS photo / Nancy Wiechec.
The East and West must cooperate to save ancient Christian cultures in the Middle East, to secure peace, and to protect humanity as a whole, an expert in Aramaic culture insists. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Before conversion, apologist loved stumping Catholics with Bible verses
Catholic Answers apologist and author Tim Staples speaks of how as a Protestant he used to love stumping Catholics with what he called "zingers" from the Bible. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
Catholic apologist Tim Staples used to love stumping Catholics with Bible verses in the days he was a Pentecostal, until he met a Catholic who stumped him. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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