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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told journalists Dec. 16, the day after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report, that he would make a request for Pope Francis to come to Canada to make an apology for Indian residential schools.
For holiday viewing Gerald Schmitz highlights a “carol” of a different sort. The film Carol is an intimate human drama already showered with awards and nominations since its Cannes debut and leading the Golden Globes parade.
“There is an adult message about Christ in Christmas and the meaning of Christmas is to be understood as much by looking at the cross as by looking at the crib,” writes Ron Rolheiser, OMI. “Hardly the stuff of our Christmas lights, carols, cribs, and Santa. And yet, these too have their place.”