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Spirit of Christmas comes in shoeboxes

December 20, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - The thrills of Christmas morning came early for the students of four Catholic elementary schools in Edmonton.

"A lot of these kids are forgotten - well, today they're not," said Stephen Kasowski, as he, his wife Debra and a troupe of volunteers brought Christmas to a group of low-income students. more . . .

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St. Albert Parish rolls out welcome mat at Christmas

December 20, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT — People who attend St. Albert Church this Christmas will be invited to join the parish next year. more . . .

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Fumoleau focuses on incarnational photography

December 20, 2010
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

What makes Father René Fumoleau’s photography worth looking at is just where the missionary priest from France took his photos. more . . .

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The Church we believe in is holy

December 20, 2010

The presentation Bishop Douglas Crosby of Hamilton, Ont., gave to the Dec. 9 presentation of Nothing More Beautiful at St. Joseph's Basilica. more . . .

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Canadian bishops’ Christmas message

December 20, 2010

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops — Christmas Message more . . .

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True holiness wears a joyful face

December 20, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Agnes Bedard loves to sing. She sang at home as a child; she sang in the choir at church; she sang in high school; she sang her oral reports as provincial president of the CWL. And at Nothing More Beautiful Dec. 9, she twice burst into song with the congregation happily joining in. more . . .

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Pakistani minister fights for religious freedom

Shabhaz Bhatti

December 20, 2010

Despite receiving death threats, Pakistan’s minister for minorities, a Christian, said he will not give up his battle to guarantee religious freedom for all the country’s people.

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Preparing for conflict

December 20, 2010

Young members of Christ the King Parish dance during an outdoor Mass in Malakal, Southern Sudan.

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Arsenic-loving microbe provides insight — Funes

December 20, 2010

The discovery of the first known microorganism on Earth to thrive on the toxic chemical arsenic will help expand scientists’ understanding of the definition of life, said the head of the Vatican Observatory.

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Toronto Catholics boost Iraqi refugees sponsorship

December 20, 2010

Spurred by the exodus of Iraqi Christians, the Toronto Archdiocese doubled the number of Iraqi refugee families it sponsored in 2010 to 190.

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