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'Woman clothed with the sun' a challenge to the forces of evil

November 11, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The most dramatic "Marian" passage in the New Testament is the story in Revelation 12 describing "a woman clothed with the sun" who gives birth to a son "who is to rule all nations with a rod of iron."

Mary venerated by Muslims, Christians

November 11, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

The three Abrahamic faiths have all sorts of things in common, in addition to their significant differences. But the unique meeting point for Islam and Christianity may be their shared memory of a Jewish peasant girl who gave miraculous birth to Jesus.

Peruvian procession

November 11, 2013

Men carry a replica of Peru's most revered religious icon, the Lord of Miracles, during a procession in Lima Oct. 28.

Saints aren't superheroes, they just never strayed from God – pope

November 11, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Saints aren't superheroes, they are regular people who just never left God's side after encountering him and his love, Pope Francis said on the feast of All Saints.

U.S. Vietnam vets feel public scorn

November 11, 2013
BOB PFOHMAN
CATHOLIC SENTINEL

At 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, America observes Veterans Day. This marks when the artillery finally fell silent in Europe, ending the ungodly butchery of the First World War.

Aboriginal people need justice, says Weisgerber

Archbishop James Weisgerber

November 4, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

As Winnipeg Archbishop James Weisgerber prepares to retire he remains concerned about justice for Canada's aboriginal peoples.

Hope is our anchor in eternity, says Francis

November 4, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Christian hope is not mere optimism or a "positive attitude" toward the world but a vital link to eternal salvation, Pope Francis said.

Franciscans seek environmental and social justice

November 4, 2013
AGNIESZKA KRAWCZYNSKI
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER – Imitating the charity and love for nature of St. Francis of Assisi, Franciscans around the world are championing social and environmental justice issues and treating them as inextricably connected.

Local ecumenist named to dialogue with 'lost cousins'

Julian Hammond

November 4, 2013
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Julien Hammond and his parents were wandering through Quebec's glorious Eastern Townships in late August. Their goal? Searching out their genealogical heritage, specifically Julien's mother's lost cousins.

LaSalle shelter funding will help abused women

November 4, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Laverne thanks Catholic Social Services for helping her out in her moment of need. When the mother of three escaped her abusive partner in early 2012, she found refuge at LaSalle, a second-stage shelter operated by CSS in downtown Edmonton.

 
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