Portuguese bishops uneasy about nation’s economy

December 3, 2012

Portugal’s Catholic bishops voiced “deep unease” about worsening economic conditions in their country and urged the government to show greater concern for the common good in its austerity drive.

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Pope: Catholics must serve common good

December 3, 2012

Catholics are called to serve the common good of society, including by protecting traditional marriage and defending human life, Pope Benedict told bishops from France.

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Pilgrimage in Mali

December 3, 2012

Pilgrims attend a Catholic pilgrimage in the town of Kita, western Mali, Nov. 17.

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Liturgy is source and summit of the Christian life

December 3, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

One key statement of Sacrosanctum Concilium (The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy) is that the liturgy is "the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; it is also the fount from which all her power flows" (n. 10).

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Ready for ordination, Hysell says it's a blessing to be deaf

November 26, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Matthew Hysell became deaf after contracting spinal meningitis when he was 18 months old.

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Sisters of St. Joseph unite to form a new family

November 26, 2012
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

MARKHAM, ONT. – After a four-year process and the amalgamation of four congregations, the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada have been created.

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CCCB getting too conservative – advocate

November 26, 2012
WCR NEWS SERVICES

A "culture of silence" and deference to "political conservatism" has infected the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), charges the head of the Jesuit-founded Centre Justice et Foi (Justice and Faith) in Montreal.

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Painting project has been a journey of inner healing

Marilyn Hodysh

November 26, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

About six years ago a photo taken by a Crosier priest appeared in the pages of the Western Catholic Reporter. The image caught the attention of Marilyn Hodysh, an avid WCR reader, longtime schoolteacher and a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish.

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Religion, science must face environmental crisis as partners

Mary Evelyn Tucker

November 26, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – The difference between right and wrong could be the difference between life and extinction as Earth's climate continues to spiral out of control, a Yale University professor said Nov. 9.

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Tiny book publisher offers Catholic writers to Canadian audience

November 26, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

While many book publishers are going under during rocky economic times, a new Canadian Catholic press is entering its fourth year, offering six new book titles.

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