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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.

St. Francis Xavier jogs an amazing race

December 16, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Francis Xavier Day, celebrated at its namesake high school, is a day for faith, fun and a feast.

Fr. Mike Mireau's presence, connection with students lauded

December 16, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – When Father Mike Mireau was sick with cancer, it created "a lot of sadness" at St. Francis Xavier High School, says the school's principal.

Jean McDonald's faith solidified her work as a trustee, CWL member

Jean McDonald

December 16, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jean McDonald, a Catholic school trustee for 24 years, was a strong advocate for Catholic education who wanted every student to know their faith. She was also known as a woman of deep faith with a strong love for family, community and the world around her.

Catholics, evangelicals bring Gospel to University students

December 16, 2013
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

SASKATOON – The evangelization of university students has been an enriching experience, say leaders of Catholic and evangelical groups bringing the Gospel to campuses across Canada.