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Vol. 94 No. 23, November 23, 2016

Advent begins

A lit candle is seen on an Advent wreath. Advent, a season of joyful expectation before Christmas, begins Nov. 27 this year. The Advent wreath, with a candle marking each week of the season, is a traditional symbol of the liturgical period. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston)

This Week

Prairie artist and author

Henry Ripplinger had already established himself as one of Canada’s premiere artists with his works hanging in galleries and private collections, but he is now a celebrated author as well.any religious leaders had levelled at the tycoon and paved the way for a stunning upset after a long and polarizing campaign.

Eternal value

Two public figures at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of cultural cachet share the same depth of faith in our eternal value, writes Cedric Speyer.

Francis answers his critics

Pope Francis is firing back at foes of his efforts to make the Catholic Church more open and pastoral in its ministry, telling an interviewer that “they are acting in bad faith to foment divisions.”


In Exile

By Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Dark nights of the soul

Liturgy and Life

By Bob Williston

The Second Sunday of Advent, Year A, Dec. 4, 2016

Breaking Open the Ordinary

By Sandy Prather

Trusting silence


Arts and Culture