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Avoid falling off the Christmas cliff

December 20, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Yuletide merriment starts early. In eager anticipation of Christmas, the tree is decorated the first week of December. Caught up in the holiday consumerism, shoppers rush out to buy gifts for friends and family. Following the turkey dinner Dec. 25, Christmas is over. more . . .

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My father’s gift gave hope to German POW

December 20, 2010
ASTRIDE WENIGEROVA-NOGA
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

What was your best Christmas gift ever? Do you still remember it? Was it during the Depression, or World War II, or in a time of plenty? more . . .

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Spirit of Christmas comes in shoeboxes

December 20, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON - The thrills of Christmas morning came early for the students of four Catholic elementary schools in Edmonton.

"A lot of these kids are forgotten - well, today they're not," said Stephen Kasowski, as he, his wife Debra and a troupe of volunteers brought Christmas to a group of low-income students. more . . .

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St. Albert Parish rolls out welcome mat at Christmas

December 20, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ST. ALBERT — People who attend St. Albert Church this Christmas will be invited to join the parish next year. more . . .

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Fumoleau focuses on incarnational photography

December 20, 2010
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

What makes Father René Fumoleau’s photography worth looking at is just where the missionary priest from France took his photos. more . . .

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The Church we believe in is holy

December 20, 2010

The presentation Bishop Douglas Crosby of Hamilton, Ont., gave to the Dec. 9 presentation of Nothing More Beautiful at St. Joseph's Basilica. more . . .

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Canadian bishops’ Christmas message

December 20, 2010

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops — Christmas Message more . . .

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True holiness wears a joyful face

December 20, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Agnes Bedard loves to sing. She sang at home as a child; she sang in the choir at church; she sang in high school; she sang her oral reports as provincial president of the CWL. And at Nothing More Beautiful Dec. 9, she twice burst into song with the congregation happily joining in. more . . .

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Atheist ads ride the bus again

December 27, 2010
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO — The new ad campaign from the atheist group behind last year’s “there’s probably no God” campaign suggests that Christ and Allah have the same credibility as UFOs, Big Foot, psychics, Zeus and homeopathy. more . . .

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Apparitions typically met with skepticism — Laurentin

December 27, 2010
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — A newly expanded compendium of visions of the Virgin Mary shows how the very idea of such apparitions has been met with skepticism and preoccupation within the Church, from early Christian times to the present. more . . .

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