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Canadian Prime Minister extends greetings to U.S. President Trump

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Vatican gallery reopens after seven-year restoration

Museum filled with marble busts and statues now earthquake resistant By JOSEPHINE MCKENNA VATICAN CITY (RNS) Photo:

New video of kidnapped priest raises hopes, concerns

Father Tom Uzhunnalil begs Pope Francis for help By DAVID GIBSON (RNS) A desperate videotaped appeal by a Catholic

Silence shows brutal scenes of torture to test faith

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Local

Cold snap sends homeless to Men’s Hostel

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Demand for housing outstrips supply, says hostel manager By Josh Tng VANCOUVER A frigid winter season is sending Vancouver’s homeless population to nearby shelters for refuge. “This year has been much colder compared to recent...
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Lay missionary shares experience evangelizing in Asia

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Stanford graduate begins society to support unordained Catholic evangelists By Josh Tng VANCOUVER Tricia Bolle thought she was heading to Asia for a six-month stint of work and language studies. Instead, she wound up without...
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Local church delays closing

Thursday, 19 January 2017
LOCAL ROUNDUP By Josh Tng Holy Cross closing delayed Congregants of Holy Cross Church in South Surrey have won a reprieve for the building’s closing. According to a decree signed by Archbishop J. Michael Miller,...
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Op-Ed

Seek flowers in the midst of post-Christmas blues

- Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Persevering with new years resolutions can help battle the winter slump by Julie VanSpall wordonfire.org January is the season of resolutions. I have heard many accounts of new exercise routines, the latest diets, closet purges, home renovations, and even decisions to go to bed earlier. I also know that by mid-January, many of these proudly professed measures of self-improvement will be abandoned...
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Fear advances the slaughter of innocents

- Monday, 16 January 2017

Showing of acceptance of children helps parents cope in undesirable circumstances by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB This is an excerpt from a homily given at the annual pro-life Mass in December at Holy Rosary Cathedral. When we look at today’s Gospel, we see when Jesus was still an infant, the dark shadow of death entered into the life of the Holy Family as...
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Canadian

Catholic broadcasting company expands its offices

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Salt and Light finds room to stretch By Michael Swan The Catholic Register Photo caption: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CEO of the Salt and Light Media Foundation, stands in the new headquarters of the...
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The views of social justice through the lens

Thursday, 19 January 2017
The immigrant experience through the camera’s eye By Michael Swan Canadian Catholic News Photo Caption: Apple picker from Jamaica, working in Thornbury, Ontario 1987. (Photo courtesy of Vincenzo Pietropaolo) The sword of justice sometimes takes...
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Calgary Bishop Fred Henry resigns for health reasons

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Peterborough Bishop William McGrattan appointed to Calgary By Deborah Gyapong Canadian Catholic News Photo Caption: Pope Francis delivers his blessing during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Jan. 18. Calgary...
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Sports

The Gospel according to football

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Terry Fox’s football triumph has roots in Catholic faith By Josh Tng Photo Caption: Tom Kubada (left) and Martin McDonnell hold up the provincial champions banner. The Terry Fox Ravens were the senior...
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Christians skate with Columbus Blue Jackets

Sunday, 15 January 2017
Faith helps fine-tune our God-given talents By Pat Macken Courtesty of Columbus Blue Jackets Photo Caption: Columbus Blue Jackets' Foligno grew up in the Catholic Church and was taught, how we play hockey...
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Is diving morally acceptable?

Friday, 11 July 2014
Numerous players from many teams try it on By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Father Pablo Santa Maria. It's the 90th minute in a World Cup match. The fans nervously look at the scoreboard:...
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Special

Joint Declaration between Pope Francis & Russian Patriarch

- Friday, 19 February 2016

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the holy Spirit be with all of you” (2 Cor 13:13). 1. By God the Father’s will, from which all gifts come, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with...
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