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Vol. 93 No. 27 December 23, 2015

The volumes of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission lay on top of the Bentwood Box, a lasting tribute to all Indian residential school survivors. The box travelled with the TRC to all of its national events throughout Canada. It reflects the strength and resilience of residential school survivors and their descendants, and honours those survivors who are no longer living. (Art Babych photo)

The volumes of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission lay on top of the Bentwood Box, a lasting tribute to all Indian residential school survivors. The box travelled with the TRC to all of its national events throughout Canada. It reflects the strength and resilience of residential school survivors and their descendants, and honours those survivors who are no longer living. (Art Babych photo)


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This Week


Papal apology

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.


A holiday 'carol'

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.


Meaning of Christmas

“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.”


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