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Christmas message from the Canadian bishops

December 24, 2012

According to the Gospel of Matthew (2.11), the Magi brought three gifts to Christ: gold, myrrh, and frankincense. This past year, Christ's Mystical Body, the Church, has received three precious gifts: the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith; the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha; and the Year of Faith.

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L'Arche sees the giftedness in everyone

Sr. Pat Desnoyers

December 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Recognizing the gifts of every individual, trusting in God and forging mutual relationships are at the heart of life in L'Arche Edmonton.

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Sisters put money to work for justice

Sr. Catherine Donnelly

December 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For 90 years, the Sisters of Service have been a quiet, dedicated group of women who changed the lives of many communities, organizations and individuals.

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Benedict fingers multiple threats to world peace

December 24, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – True peacemakers defend human life at every stage of its existence and promote the common good through their economic policies and activities, Pope Benedict said.

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Terrio urges flock to turn to Jesus through Mary

December 24, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Bishop Paul Terrio was eager to explain his vision to his new congregation. No sooner had he been ordained bishop of St. Paul than he was on the podium inviting the faithful of his diocese to let the Mother of Jesus into their homes and their lives.

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Living Water to hold summer programs

January 14, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Living Water College of the Arts will offer three fine arts programs next summer, including iconography and sacred choral music.

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Marriage makes for happy mothers, babies

January 14, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – Being married matters to the health of mothers and possibly to the health of their children, a new study by Marcelo Urquia has found.

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Silence, song hold youths' attention in Taize prayer

January 14, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Even with 45,000 people – mostly young adults – gathered in St. Peter's Square, one could hear the sound of splashing water from the square's two decorative fountains.

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In Germany, bishops critical of nations growing arms industry

January 14, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

BERLIN – Germany's Catholic bishops criticized the country's growing arms industry and urged greater commitment to settling the world's armed conflicts.

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U.S. bishops favour gun control

January 14, 2013
DENNIS SADOWSKI
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

As momentum builds to implement new limits on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, the U.S. Catholic bishops say they want "reasonable restrictions" on gun ownership without infringing upon Second Amendment rights.

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