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St. Mary's Health Care's Legacy Day hears stories of yesteryear

December 16, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

TROCHU – Legacy Day was held Nov. 27 at St. Mary's Health Care Center in Trochu, beginning with a chapel service led by Chaplain Pastor Nick Wasylowich with participation from Covenant Health and present and retired staff.

Actress came to see Mary as a real person

Alissa Jung as Mary

December 16, 2013
VERONICA AMBUUL
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Preparing for the title role in Mary of Nazareth helped German actress Alissa Jung to realize that Mary was not only the mother of God but a real person.

Pope wants reform of Curia to be true renewal – Lombardi

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga

December 16, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis and the eight members of his international Council of Cardinals have begun looking at specific ways to reorganize the Roman Curia, the Vatican spokesman said.

Quebec Holy Door invites humanity to know Christ

December 16, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Quebec Archbishop Gérald Lacroix hopes the Holy Door being installed at la Basilique-cathedrale Notre-Dame de Quebec will draw more than a million North Americans closer to their roots and faith.

Pope welcomes 'Homeless Jesus' at Vatican

December 16, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Canadian artist Timothy's Schmalz's life-sized bronze sculpture depicting Jesus as a homeless man lying on a park bench has found a home at the Vatican.

Toronto opens doors to Advent Day of Confession

December 16, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – This Advent, churches across the Toronto Archdiocese will open day and night on Dec. 11 for a Day of Confessions. It will be the first time the Day of Confessions will be held during Advent in the archdiocese. It follows on the heels of the archdiocese's first Day of Confessions held in Lent earlier this year.

Harmony of creation restored through Mary's sinlessness

December 16, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

One of the more striking images in the Old Testament is that of God with his hands in the dirt. In the creation story of Genesis 2, God forms the human being from the dust of the ground and breathes the breath of life into his nostrils (2.7).

Campus faith groups gather for dialogue

Brittney White

December 16, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In a bid to engage religious and intellectual diversity, chaplains at the University of Alberta have launched an interfaith dialogue among people of different faiths on campus.

Vatican, Islamic university to restart suspended dialogue

December 16, 2013
JAMES MARTONE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

CAIRO – The Vatican will restart its stalled dialogue with Sunni Islam's main theological centre, Al-Azhar University, said Father Rafic Greiche, spokesman for Egypt's Catholic Church.

Squash played with love scores money for spinal injuries expenses

Parker Love

December 16, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For four years, Brian Maraj, the academic dean at St. Joseph's College, has been helping others through his love for squash.

 
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