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Pope invites homeless for birthday breakfast

December 23, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

As part of a low-key celebration of his 77th birthday, Pope Francis had breakfast with three people who live on the streets near the Vatican. A small dog, belonging to one of the homeless men, was also on the guest list.

CPJ dismayed with Commons report on income inequality

December 23, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) has expressed disappointment with the House of Commons finance committee Dec. 10 report on income inequality.

Holy Door opens the jubilee celebration

December 23, 2013

Quebec Archbishop Gerald Lacroix addresses the congregation during the inauguration of the 350th anniversary of the parish of the Basilica-Cathedral Notre Dame de Quebec in Quebec City Dec. 8.

Oblates prepare for bicentennial

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December 23, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate has begun a three-year preparation for the order’s bicentennial anniversary.

Toronto street patrol brings Christmas to city's homeless

Lucio Abbruzzese

December 23, 2013
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

This Christmas, many of the homeless won't be visiting their families. For more than a decade now, Lucio Abbruzzese has been leading the Toronto Christmas Street Patrol on Dec. 23 with hopes that his team of participants will be their family and friends for the night.

Assumption CWL honours its pioneers

December 23, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Edmonton – Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Women's League honoured pioneer members of their council at their annual Christmas gathering Dec. 10 in the church hall.

Christmas tree lights show Christ is light of the world

December 23, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The lights glowing on the Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square, like Christmas lights everywhere, are reminders that Jesus is the light of the world, Pope Francis said.

'No, I'm not a Marxist,' pope responds

Pope Francis

December 23, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

In another wide-ranging interview with an Italian journalist, Pope Francis denied he was a Marxist but said he took no offence at the label; dismissed the notion of women cardinals; and reflected on Christmas as an occasion of joy, tenderness and hope.

Diocese rolls special collections together into annual appeal

December 16, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Charitable appeals made in parishes across the Edmonton Archdiocese will be rolled into one starting in Lent 2014.

Ukrainian bishop offers hope for changing his country

December 16, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – When Ukrainian Catholic Bishop Borys Gudziak addressed the crowds in Kyiv's Independence Square Dec. 8, he focused on youth and told them they could change the country.

 
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