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Scot singer starts liturgical music program at basilica

Roderick Bryce

December 9, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Archdiocese of Edmonton is planning to establish a professional cathedral choir and an Academy of Sacred Music to promote noble liturgical music among the faithful.

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Catholic students hear cries for help of Filipino children

December 9, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Since most students at St. Hilda School are Filipino, they were devastated by the tragedy of Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines.

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Married priest follows in footsteps of Abraham

Michael Averyt

December 9, 2013
BRIAN MCLANE
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

"It's awesome to think that somewhere in the bishop's office, here in Prince Albert, there is a paper in a correspondence folder, with my name on it, signed by Francis, bishop of Rome!"

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Sr. Wendy explains Christian art for you

Sr. Wendy Beckett

December 9, 2013
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

The first thing the Bible says about being human is that humans are an image. "Then God said, 'Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness.'" We are a picture of God made by God.

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Toronto Church helps priests adapt to Canadian way

Fr. Anthony Pizarro

December 9, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Shortly after arriving in Canada this summer from Hungary, Father Jeno Rigo pulled into a self-serve gas station to fill up his car. He studied the pump but, perplexed, was soon inside the station asking the attendant for help. When you are new to a country even the most mundane tasks can be challenging.

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Last Sask. missionaries in Brazil to return home next summer

December 9, 2013
KIPLY LUKAN YAWORSKI
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

SASKATOON – Four remaining Brazil missionaries from the Diocese of Saskatoon will return home in the summer of 2014.

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Sexualization of girls distorts childhood and society – report

December 9, 2013
MARK PATTISON
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When one-third of a report's length is taken up with the citations used in producing it, you know it's been well researched.

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African diocese offers refuge from rebels

December 9, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

More than 35,000 people are living on the 40-acre diocesan compound in Bossangoa, Central African Republic, seeking protection from rebels who are targeting Christians, said the local bishop.

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Francis exhorts us to unite faith and life

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December 9, 2013

Pope Francis has produced a marvellous apostolic exhortation in Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of Evangelization). There was a time when one might have expected that such a document would be about turning "pagans" into crisp new Catholics. That day is long gone.

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Every tear brings the messiah closer

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

December 9, 2013

People are always impatient, but God is never in a hurry!" Nikos Kazantzakis wrote those words and they highlight an important truth: We need to be patient, infinitely patient, with God. We need to let things unfold in their proper time, God's time.

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