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St. Francis Xavier jogs an amazing race

December 16, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Francis Xavier Day, celebrated at its namesake high school, is a day for faith, fun and a feast.

Fr. Mike Mireau's presence, connection with students lauded

December 16, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – When Father Mike Mireau was sick with cancer, it created "a lot of sadness" at St. Francis Xavier High School, says the school's principal.

Jean McDonald's faith solidified her work as a trustee, CWL member

Jean McDonald

December 16, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jean McDonald, a Catholic school trustee for 24 years, was a strong advocate for Catholic education who wanted every student to know their faith. She was also known as a woman of deep faith with a strong love for family, community and the world around her.

Catholics, evangelicals bring Gospel to University students

December 16, 2013
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

SASKATOON – The evangelization of university students has been an enriching experience, say leaders of Catholic and evangelical groups bringing the Gospel to campuses across Canada.

St. Mary's Health Care's Legacy Day hears stories of yesteryear

December 16, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

TROCHU – Legacy Day was held Nov. 27 at St. Mary's Health Care Center in Trochu, beginning with a chapel service led by Chaplain Pastor Nick Wasylowich with participation from Covenant Health and present and retired staff.

Actress came to see Mary as a real person

Alissa Jung as Mary

December 16, 2013
VERONICA AMBUUL
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Preparing for the title role in Mary of Nazareth helped German actress Alissa Jung to realize that Mary was not only the mother of God but a real person.

Pope wants reform of Curia to be true renewal – Lombardi

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga

December 16, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis and the eight members of his international Council of Cardinals have begun looking at specific ways to reorganize the Roman Curia, the Vatican spokesman said.

Quebec Holy Door invites humanity to know Christ

December 16, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Quebec Archbishop Gérald Lacroix hopes the Holy Door being installed at la Basilique-cathedrale Notre-Dame de Quebec will draw more than a million North Americans closer to their roots and faith.

Pope welcomes 'Homeless Jesus' at Vatican

December 16, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Canadian artist Timothy's Schmalz's life-sized bronze sculpture depicting Jesus as a homeless man lying on a park bench has found a home at the Vatican.

Toronto opens doors to Advent Day of Confession

December 16, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

TORONTO – This Advent, churches across the Toronto Archdiocese will open day and night on Dec. 11 for a Day of Confessions. It will be the first time the Day of Confessions will be held during Advent in the archdiocese. It follows on the heels of the archdiocese's first Day of Confessions held in Lent earlier this year.

 
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