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U.S. Catholics eager to give their insight to the synod on issues affecting family life

December 9, 2013
PATRICIA ZAPOR
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

BALTIMORE – The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, called by Pope Francis for next October, is drawing great interest from everyday Catholics, many of whom are anxious to weigh in on questions the Vatican has sent out in preparation for the session.

Reconciliation heals residential schools' past

December 9, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For more than 100 years thousands of aboriginal children were forcibly sent to Indian residential schools funded by the federal government and run by Christian churches and religious communities.

Church urged to use the media in engaging manner

Michael Coren

December 9, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Most journalists are "absurdly naïve" about the Catholic faith, says Michael Coren, a bestselling author of 15 books.

Francis on hotseat with his economic analysis

Fr. Seamus Finn

December 9, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – In enunciating the principles of Catholic social teaching, popes have long stressed the Church's special concern for the poor and the need for state intervention to promote economic justice.

Scot singer starts liturgical music program at basilica

Roderick Bryce

December 9, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Archdiocese of Edmonton is planning to establish a professional cathedral choir and an Academy of Sacred Music to promote noble liturgical music among the faithful.

Catholic students hear cries for help of Filipino children

December 9, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Since most students at St. Hilda School are Filipino, they were devastated by the tragedy of Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines.

Married priest follows in footsteps of Abraham

Michael Averyt

December 9, 2013
BRIAN MCLANE
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

"It's awesome to think that somewhere in the bishop's office, here in Prince Albert, there is a paper in a correspondence folder, with my name on it, signed by Francis, bishop of Rome!"

Sr. Wendy explains Christian art for you

Sr. Wendy Beckett

December 9, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

The first thing the Bible says about being human is that humans are an image. "Then God said, 'Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness.'" We are a picture of God made by God.

Toronto Church helps priests adapt to Canadian way

Fr. Anthony Pizarro

December 9, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Shortly after arriving in Canada this summer from Hungary, Father Jeno Rigo pulled into a self-serve gas station to fill up his car. He studied the pump but, perplexed, was soon inside the station asking the attendant for help. When you are new to a country even the most mundane tasks can be challenging.

Last Sask. missionaries in Brazil to return home next summer

December 9, 2013
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON – Four remaining Brazil missionaries from the Diocese of Saskatoon will return home in the summer of 2014.

 
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