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Benedict completes trilogy with book on Jesus' birth

November 26, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
AND FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Nativity story, like the whole story of Christ, is not merely an event in the past, Pope Benedict writes in his third and final volume on the life and teachings of Jesus.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Catholics follow 'green pope'

December 3, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - Care for creation has been a hallmark of Pope Benedict's papacy.

His writings on the environment are so extensive that some call him the "green" pope.

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Seminarian fell in love after Eucharist

Paul Jang Han Goo

December 3, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

Paul Jang Han Goo remembers the first time he fell in love. He was at Mass in a Seattle church and realized he wanted to spend the rest of his life serving the Lord.

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Nativity play fit for a pope

December 3, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In producing a children's nativity play that she thinks the late Pope John Paul II would have liked, Mena Jewell refused to dumb things down.

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