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Sexualization of girls distorts childhood and society – report

December 9, 2013
MARK PATTISON
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When one-third of a report's length is taken up with the citations used in producing it, you know it's been well researched.

African diocese offers refuge from rebels

December 9, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

More than 35,000 people are living on the 40-acre diocesan compound in Bossangoa, Central African Republic, seeking protection from rebels who are targeting Christians, said the local bishop.

Archdiocese concludes jubilee, Year of Faith celebrations

Archbishop Richard Smith

December 2, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Year of Faith was launched on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.

Its goal, proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI, was to educate Catholics about basic Church teachings, strengthen their faith and inspire them to share it with others. Throughout the special year, Catholics everywhere were encouraged to participate in the Christian tradition of pilgrimage.

Vatican says climate change poses ethical challenge

Archbishop Celestino Migliore

December 2, 2013
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WARSAW, POLAND – Climate change represents an "ethical challenge to civilization," said the Vatican's lead representative to an international conference discussing the worldwide impact of climate change.

Biker priest of the North was avid hunter, storyteller

Fr. Francis Ebner, OMI

December 2, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Oblate Father Francis Ebner was known as the "motorcycle missionary" because he drove his Harley Davidson across the Northwest Territories to serve a string of remote towns, hamlets and villages.

A son's gift inspired 250 nativity sets

December 2, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

While some people have an exercise or a theatre room in their homes, Linda Miller has a special room in her Wainwright home dedicated to her vast and growing collection of crèches.

Legendary Linda Gibbons repeats anti-abortion message

Linda Gibbons

December 2, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Standing outside of the Back Porch, Linda Gibbons looked harmless enough. A 64-year-old grandmother, diminutive in stature, she was bundled up in her winter jacket, and also wore a scarf and mitts.

Experiencing beauty can lead people to eternal values – artist

Michael O'Brien

December 2, 2013
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – The experience of culture can keep the soul alive amidst fragmentation of modern life, says artist Michael O'Brien.

The pope's vision of evangelization

Pope Francis

December 2, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In his first extensive piece of writing as pope, Pope Francis lays out a vision of the Catholic Church dedicated to evangelization in a positive key, with a focus on society's poorest and most vulnerable, including the aged and unborn.

Women need larger role in Church decision-making, says pope

December 2, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The Catholic Church is not going to change its position on the inadmissibility of women priests, Pope Francis said, but it does have to stop linking all decision making to ordination.

 
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