WCR This Week

Canadian bishops’ Christmas message

December 20, 2010

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops — Christmas Message 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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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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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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My father’s gift gave hope to German POW

December 20, 2010
ASTRIDE WENIGEROVA-NOGA
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

What was your best Christmas gift ever? Do you still remember it? Was it during the Depression, or World War II, or in a time of plenty? more . . .

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Avoid falling off the Christmas cliff

December 20, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Yuletide merriment starts early. In eager anticipation of Christmas, the tree is decorated the first week of December. Caught up in the holiday consumerism, shoppers rush out to buy gifts for friends and family. Following the turkey dinner Dec. 25, Christmas is over. more . . .

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Interfaith cooperation reigns in McMurray

December 20, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

FORT McMURRAY — Catholics, Muslims and evangelical Christians are providing an example of interfaith cooperation by sharing land for their worship facilities here. more . . .

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WikiLeaks spills Vatican ruminations

December 20, 2010
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — A spate of U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks portray the Vatican as horrified over clerical sex abuse in Ireland. more . . .

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Vatican is alive with bustle of Christmas

December 20, 2010
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

While snowfall is a rarity and Santa Claus is seldom seen, Christmas at the Vatican is truly unique.

Cranes erect an enormous evergreen alongside the granite obelisk in St. Peter's Square and workers nested in cherry picker buckets adorn the tree with lights, ornaments and tinsel. more . . .

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