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Vol. 94, No. 26, December 14, 2016


Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; let the sea and what fills it resound; let the plains be joyful and all that is in them! Then shall all the trees of the forest exult before the Lord, for he comes; for he comes to rule the earth. He shall rule the world with justice and the peoples with his constancy. -- Psalm 96 Painting by Josephine Williams Murphy (see feature story)

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This Week

Sask bishops conference on euthanasia

Mark Miller, CSsR, was a keynote speaker at a conference organized by the bishops of Saskatchewan to address the challenges of providing pastoral care in an era of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Bishop Noël Simard of the Diocese of Valleyview, Quebec, also spoke during the one-day workshop at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon, exploring end of life issues and formation of conscience.

Pastoral care

In light of the new laws concerning physician assisted death and euthanasia, the bishops of Atlantic Canada, following the pastoral direction and example of Pope Francis, issued a pastoral emphasizing the pastoral accompaniment of Catholics and their reception of the sacraments of reconciliation, holy communion and the anointing of the sick.


In Exile

By Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Martyrdom of self-expression

Liturgy and Life

By Gertrude Rompré

Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2016

Both Lungs

By Brent Kostyniuk

A Christmas icon


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