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Ethicist says 'no' to euthanasia

Margaret Somerville

December 24, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

In the coming months Canada's laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide will be challenged in the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Hassan Rasouli, a man rendered speechless and mostly non-responsive in Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital by a catastrophic infection of bacterial meningitis. Then an appeal of the Carter vs. Attorney General of British Columbia will pass through the B.C. Court of Appeal on its way, likely, to the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Vatican II liturgy reforms emphasize Jesus' real presence

Fr. Bill Burke

December 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Many people have said: "If I had been there when Jesus walked the earth, and if I had seen him raise Lazarus, and I had seen him cure the sick, I would have no trouble believing."

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Henry warns Catholics of traditionalist parish

December 24, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

CALGARY – Bishop Fred Henry has warned Catholics in his diocese not to attend a church purchased by the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX).

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Genocide finds its roots in hatred

Arthemon Rurangwa

December 24, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Arthemon Rurangwa, a Rwandan Tutsi, had about 200 members of his immediate and extended family wiped out during the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

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Christmas message from the Canadian bishops

December 24, 2012

According to the Gospel of Matthew (2.11), the Magi brought three gifts to Christ: gold, myrrh, and frankincense. This past year, Christ's Mystical Body, the Church, has received three precious gifts: the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith; the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha; and the Year of Faith.

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L'Arche sees the giftedness in everyone

Sr. Pat Desnoyers

December 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Recognizing the gifts of every individual, trusting in God and forging mutual relationships are at the heart of life in L'Arche Edmonton.

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Sisters put money to work for justice

Sr. Catherine Donnelly

December 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For 90 years, the Sisters of Service have been a quiet, dedicated group of women who changed the lives of many communities, organizations and individuals.

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Benedict fingers multiple threats to world peace

December 24, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – True peacemakers defend human life at every stage of its existence and promote the common good through their economic policies and activities, Pope Benedict said.

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Terrio urges flock to turn to Jesus through Mary

December 24, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Bishop Paul Terrio was eager to explain his vision to his new congregation. No sooner had he been ordained bishop of St. Paul than he was on the podium inviting the faithful of his diocese to let the Mother of Jesus into their homes and their lives.

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Living Water to hold summer programs

January 14, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Living Water College of the Arts will offer three fine arts programs next summer, including iconography and sacred choral music.

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