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Preventing babies

December 24, 2012

Mothers with their newborns wait for checkups at Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, Philippines.

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Holy Spirit keeps tradition alive, says papal preacher

December 24, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Incorrect interpretations of the Second Vatican Council are rooted in a denial or a misunderstanding of the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church, the preacher of the papal household said Dec. 14.

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Evangelizing society and politics

Bishop Frederick Henry

December 24, 2012
Following is the text of Calgary Bishop Frederick Henry's catechesis on Evangelizing the Social and Political Order at the Dec. 6 session of Nothing More Beautiful at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton.

As of September the rules regarding drinking and driving changed in the province of Alberta as the new .05 legislation took effect. We were repeatedly told that it is fine to share a bottle, have some fun and then drive home, as long as you stay within your limits.

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Holy Family tailors catechism for children

Matthew George

December 24, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The assertions that Protestant churches have superior youth programs or that Catholic faith programs are struggling do not hold true in St. Albert.

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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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