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When The Catholic Register launched its annual children’s Christmas contest in 2011 there was some concern about receiving enough entries to make it a real competition. Nine contests and thousands of entries later, it’s obvious those worries were unfounded.

The world of creche

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It’s amazing how far a small, one-off special creche exhibit has come over the past two decades at St. James Cathedral in downtown Toronto.

Haiti living on edge of disaster

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A vicious circle of disasters and unresolved injustices are feeding one another and starving the citizens of Haiti. But the crisis is widely unknown.

Terror’s roots tied to changing climate

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Victoria Filibus and her nine children have suffered the terrorism of Boko Haram and seen their lives upended as displaced persons living in a camp.

John the Baptist sets the tone for season

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As the calendar flips to December and we enter the Advent season, thoughts naturally turn to Christmas.

‘Dream’ is coming true at Christmas concert

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Christmas dreams come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them go from pianissimo to fortissimo and hit every note from bass to soprano.

Advent: The season of waiting and preparing

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If good things come to those who wait, we’re in trouble. In the age of smart phones, Netflix, instant noodles and instant gratification, who waits? 

Living out Advent in the home

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Catholics are great story tellers. We love to tell and hear stories that help us understand the world and our faith. 

Religion at play: No shortage of faithful fans

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There’s a simple reason that life-long Saskatchewan Roughriders’ fan Fr. John Weckend won’t equate sport with religion.

Uplift Day makes life a little easier for needy

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EDMONTON -- Zeny David will have warm clothing this winter and still be able to afford groceries.

Housing costs put squeeze on food banks

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A new study echoes what several others have found since the implementation of the Canada Child Benefit: poverty is declining in Canada with a significant drop in food insecurity among low-income families.