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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.

Picketing physician believed doctors could stem tide of abortions

December 2, 2013
AGNIESZKA KRAWCZYNSKI
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER – Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Brian Frazer was the first doctor to take his opposition to abortion to the streets of Vancouver.

Papal document offers Church prophetic vision

Archbishop Rino Fisichella

December 2, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on sharing the joy of the Gospel is a call to faith-filled optimism, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, introducing the text to the media.

Churches unite, target climate change

December 2, 2013
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When representatives of Catholic development organizations arrived in Warsaw to lobby for action at an intergovernmental conference on climate change, many also urged greater involvement by their own Church.

UN climate change summit disappoints Catholic delegates

December 2, 2013
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WARSAW, POLAND – Representatives of Catholic organizations voiced disappointment at the conclusion of a United Nations summit on climate change and urged Church leaders to do more to mobilize the public to act on behalf of the environment.

 
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