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Vol. 91 No. 27 January 1, 2014

Pope Francis waves as he leaves the Nativity scene in St. Peter's Square after leading an evening prayer service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 31.

(CNS photo/Paul Haring)


Diocesan News

Receptive ecumenism practical, flexible and broad

Palliative care a blessing not a burden: presenters

Saskatchewan teachers given awards

Morrison retires after 32 years in lay ministry

Regina Catholic Schools survey former students

Canadian News

Supreme Court strikes down Canada’s prostitution laws

Countdown to Oblates’ 200th kicks off

International News


Pope celebrates birthday by having breakfast with homeless men

Rev. Bob Nugent, silenced for his work with gay Catholics, dies at 76

Response to ‘On Eagle’s Wings’ over the years humbling for composer

RNS News Briefs



In Exile

Liturgy and Life


Commentary and Features


Around the Kitchen Table

Year 2013 in Review

Pulpit & Politics

Long trail comes to an end for last Yukon Oblate

COMMENTARY: The evangelical unease over contraception

Others are saying:

A pope with no down time and an interview with the Vatican’s financial reformer

Preparing a generation of ‘Francis’ bishops

The first five years: how the church can support young priests in a secular age

Philadelphia abuse reversal conveys a painful lesson


Arts and Culture


Screenings and Meanings

CNS Movie Reviews



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