From the monthly archives: December 2013

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Advent offers space to surrender hearts, trust God's mystery

Kathleen Giffin

December 9, 2013
Third Sunday in Advent
December 15, 2013

In the early years of our marriage, I was often frustrated by the differences between my husband and me.

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Christ's light wraps the sorrowful world in his healing peace

Mark Pickup

December 9, 2013

In the First Reading for the Dec. 8 Mass we read from Isaiah 11: "The wolf will live with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the kid, The calf and the lion and fatling together, And a little child shall lead them."

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Bestseller is example of authors who invent their own Jesus

Fr. Robert Barron

December 9, 2013

When I saw that Reza Aslan's portrait of Jesus, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, had risen to number one on the New York Times bestseller list, I was both disappointed and puzzled.

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Canadians working hard to keep up with rising cost of living

Joe Gunn

December 9, 2013

Entering my bank this past week, my eyes were drawn to the huge ad that greeted me: "Enjoy more of what you deserve these holidays."

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Nativity scenes with a global perspective opens a child's heart

Fr. Raymond de Souza

December 9, 2013

Kingston, Ont., Catholic Tony Vella had an effective evangelizing idea. How to remind local schoolchildren about the birth of Jesus amidst the commercial clutter of the season? Vella thought that the best way to remind children about Jesus was to show them, well, Jesus.

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Ukrainian Church leaders condemn police violence

December 9, 2013

The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and other Catholic leaders condemned police violence against "peaceful demonstrations" after President Viktor Yanukovich's decision not to seek closer ties with the European Union.

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Pope: As death approaches, stay close to Jesus

December 9, 2013

The thought of death and losing a loved one is scary when there is no faith in Jesus guiding people to an everlasting life, Pope Francis said.

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Pope expected to proclaim sainthood of early Jesuit

Blessed Peter Faber

December 9, 2013

Pope Francis is expected to issue a decree declaring one of his favorite Jesuits, Blessed Peter Faber, a saint.

The decree is likely to take the form of what the Vatican terms an "equivalent canonization."

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Despite typhoon, diocese ordains 7 priests

December 9, 2013

Seven priests of the Archdiocese of Palo, Philippines, were ordained amid the ruins of the typhoon-ravaged Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord in Nov. 25 ceremonies.

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German bishops eye new rules for divorced Catholics

December 9, 2013

Church officials in Germany defended plans by the country's bishops' conference to allow some divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion, insisting they have the pope's endorsement.

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