Friday, October 17, 2014

Funeral date set for 'bucket list baby'

Parents of terminally-ill, unborn baby created list of things to do with him before his death
Parents Jenna Gassew and Dan Haley hold their son Shayne
just after his birth Oct. 9, 2014. He died a few hours later.

A young Catholic couple from Pennsylvania created a bucket list for their unborn baby after they found out he was diagnosed with anencephaly, a rare and serious birth defect.

Knowing he would only live for a few hours after he was born, Jenna Gassew and Dan Haley attended a hockey game, a country concert, and went to the aquarium doing as many things as they could with him while he was alive. They documented it on a Facebook page that gained almost one million likes:
"You've taught us that life is fragile and that being a family means sticking together. You've given us hope and taught us to appreciate the little things in life. You've made a huge impact on this world and that is more than we could ever ask for," they wrote.
Shayne was born Oct. 9 and died a few hours later. His funeral Mass will be held tomorrow.

Read more here and view photos at Prayers for Shayne.

Friday, October 10, 2014

New Jersey nun steps closer to sainthood

Sister Miriam the first to be beatified in U.S.A.
Cardinal Angelo Amato prays in front of a portrait of Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich
during her beatification Mass in Newark, N.J., Oct. 4. (Photo: Gregory A. Shemitz / CNS)
The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart was packed at the celebration of Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich's beatification in Newark, N.J., Oct. 4.
"Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, a Sister of Charity of St. Elizabeth from Bayonne, was given the title "blessed" in a joyful ceremony conducted in three languages -- English, Latin and Slovak."
Blessed Miriam Teresa died in 1927 at age 26. Read more about her life from the Catholic News Service.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Archbishop visits Deaf community

Father Richard Luberti, CSsR, views confessions, signs penances
Dale Gris (left) and Alessandra Naas, both Deaf Catholics, share a smile at a barbeque at Grace House, the Deaf Catholic centre adjacent to St. Francis de Sales Church in Burnaby. Photo submitted.
Most priests hear confessions; one local priest views them. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.


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Albanian priest waited decades for ordination
Pope Francis embraces Franciscan Father Ernest Troshani during a visit to Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. Pope Francis wept when he heard the testimony of Father Troshani, 84, who for 28 years was imprisoned, tortured, and sentenced to forced labour for refusing to speak out against the Catholic Church as his captors ordered. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via EPA.
Pope Francis touched on Albania's recent history of religious oppression several times throughout his one-day trip Sept. 21. Albania lived under state-imposed atheism from 1967 to 1991, but priests and other religious leaders began to endure persecution when dictator Enver Hoxha took power in 1946. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Jesuit priest based in Syria urges caution as Canada debates military action
A street in Homs, Syria.
As Canada debated joining the United States and other nations in military intervention to stop ISIS (or ISIL) a Jesuit priest based in Syria urged caution and renewed efforts to find peace. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Knights of Columbus flip hamburgers to feed 1,000

tuesday the 7th
Multi-faceted effort includes Vancouver Community College hairdressers and Ugandan rappers
Peter Cheah, a Knight of Columbus from All Saints Council 5540, puts hamburger patties on the grill while fellow Knight Michael Yeo flips burgers. Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
If Knights of Columbus councils are known for pancake breakfasts, then one has had a culinary makeover. All Saints Knights Council 5540 fired up their barbeques for the homeless in Vancouver's Victory Square Sept. 20. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.


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Faith brings light to hardship, Pope Francis says at children's centre
Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with children assisted by the Bethany Centre and those helped by other charities during an encounter in the church at the Bethany Centre in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Pope Francis visited an Albanian centre for abandoned children, emphasizing in his remarks that Christian charity can help bring oneself and others closer to God. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Seminary draws largest numbers in almost 50 years
Adam Rieger, Karl Trautmann, Sedney Polinar and John Duane Carmichael are among 53 seminarians from 12 Western Canadian dioceses studying at St. Joseph Seminary this year, the largest number since the 1960s. Ramon Gonzalez (CCN).
Thanks to prayer and hard work, St. Joseph Seminary is bursting with seminarians this year. Currently 53 seminarians from several Western dioceses are studying for the priesthood at St. Joseph. That's about 10 more than last year. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Artist-monk finishes 7-year work

Father Dunstan Massey, OSB, completes jewelled crucifix
Father Dunstan Massey, OSB, assembles his seven-year project, a new crucifix for the Westminster Abbey church. Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic
People of all ages recently gazed up at an awe-inspiring work that took a 90-year-old monk seven years to complete at Westminster Abbey. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.


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Black mass attracts more protesters than Satanists
More than 2,000 Catholics process through the streets of Oklahoma City Sept. 21 as part of a Eucharistic Holy Hour led by Archbishop Paul S. Coakley at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Steve Sisney / Archdiocese of Oklahoma City / CNS.
Throngs of Catholics far outnumbered a gathering of Satanists in Oklahoma City on the day of a hotly contested black mass. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

100,000 blue-and-white flags mark 100,000 annual abortion deaths in Canada
Veteran anti-abortion protestors approved of the flag display. Timmins native Donald Andre Bruneau has been protesting on the Hill every day the House is in session for three years. Father Tony Van Hee is entering his 26th year fasting, praying, and demonstrating on the Hill against abortion.
On Oct. 2, residents of Ottawa and politicians and staff awoke to find 100,00 tiny blue and pink flags planted in the lawn of Parliament Hill, representing the lives lost to abortion each year. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Father Joseph Lee chats all things Korean Catholic

Pastor says parishioners had a discussion, decided to welcome Chaldeans
Father Joseph Lee is proud the Korean Catholic community has opened its arms to Chaldean refugees. Photo submitted.
Father Joseph Lee, the pastor of St. Andrew Kim Parish, has been a leading voice in the Korean Catholic community in Vancouver since 1993. In January his parish welcomed members of the Chaldean Catholic community. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.


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Escalating Hong Kong tensions prod Catholic call for peace
About 100 Catholic youths pray for democracy outside Hong Kong's government headquarters building Sept. 30. Two cardinals in Hong Kong urged the government to solve the present political deadlock after police used force to disperse thousands of unarmed p rotesters who struggled for full democracy in the city. CNS photo / Francis Wong.
The archbishop of Hong Kong has urged a peaceful solution to current pro-democracy protests happening there, encouraging both sides to refrain from violence in getting their point across. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Ottawa archbishop makes visitation of U.S. diocese
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, of Ottawa recently made a visitation of the Kansas City diocese to, reports say, examine the leadership of Bishop Robert Finn. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, of Ottawa made a visitation of the Kansas City -- St. Joseph diocese in Missouri in September, according to a report in the National Catholic Reporter. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Pope Tawadros II meets local Copts, ecumenical reps

International head of Coptic Orthodox church visits on 50th anniversary of North America mission
Pope Tawadros II gives a homily in Egyptian Arabic during his visit to St. George's Coptic Orthodox Church. Father Bisenty Gerges, a Coptic Orthodox priest, said the pope encouraged the faithful to embrace honesty and avoid hypocrisy. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Thick, aromatic smoke filled the air as Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, celebrated a liturgy with local faithful. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.


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Muslims pray for the Pope; security a non-issue
Pope Francis listens as Archbishop Angelo Massafra of Shkoder-Pult, Albania, speaks during a meeting with leaders of other religions at the Catholic University of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. Seated next to the Pope is Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
In a press briefing Sept. 21 the Vatican's spokesman downplayed worries over Pope Francis's safety in Albania, also noting that Muslims had gathered in an important Tirana mosque to pray for the Pontiff's visit. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Nun speaks on conversion to Spiritual Motherhood of Priests conference
Spiritual Motherhood of Priests co-founders Maria Nicastro and Maria Pirrone with Sister Ann Shields at a Sept. 27 conference for women who intercede in prayer for the sanctification of priests. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
Sister Ann Shields, host of the popular radio program "Food for the Journey," spoke on conversion of mind and heart at the annual conference of the "Spiritual Motherhood of Priests" movement Sept. 27. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Put your gifts at the service of others, Pope Francis exhorts

Pontiff draws attention to 'the manifold gifts of the Holy Spirit'
A Swiss Guard keeps watch as Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Pope Francis dedicated his weekly general audience to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, saying that rather than making us better than others, they commission us to serve our brothers and sisters. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.


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Hundreds join Ottawa's first anti-human-trafficking Freedom Walk
Hundreds participate in Ottawa's first Freedom Walk to highlight efforts against human trafficking. Photo by Paul Lauzon, Campaign Life Coalition.
Several hundred marchers participated in Ottawa's first fundraising Freedom Walk Sept. 27 to raise awareness of the fight against human trafficking. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pro-life demonstrations to hit Lower Mainland

Peaceful protests scheduled for the weekend
Pro-life groups from North Vancouver to Mission take slogans to the streets this weekend to decry abortion and uphold the value of life:

Langley
October 4, 2:00-3:00
200th street between Fraser Hwy. and 62 Ave.

Abbotsford
October 5, 2:00-3:00
South Fraser Way and Gladwin Road

Burnaby
October 5, 1:30-3:00
St. Francis de Sales Parish

Coquitlam
October 5, 2:00-3:00
All Saints Parish

Mission
October 5, 2:00-3:00
Lougheed Hwy.

North Shore
October 5, 2:00-3:00
Lions Gate Hospital

Surrey
October 5, 2:00-3:00
King George Blvd. from 104 Ave. to 96 Ave.

Vancouver
October 5, 2:00-3:00
BC Women's Hospital

More information is available here or by contacting local pro-life groups.

Catholic schools install earthquake sensors, alarms

Underground devices fitted at 21 locations, 46 schools linked up to early warning system
Carlos Ventura, director of UBC's Earthquake Engineering Research Facility, displays the technology going in the ground near most of the schools in the archdiocese. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Shiny new earthquake sirens and detection equipment are now plugged in to nearly every Catholic school in the Lower Mainland. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.


Also newly posted:

Pope Francis to Albanian youth: where you exist, there is hope
Pope Francis greets a young man during a meeting with children during a visit to the church at the Bethany Centre in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
After celebrating Mass in Mother Teresa Square during his one-day trip to Albania, Pope Francis led the crowds in the angelus prayer, urging the country's young people to live a life fully engaged with Christ. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Catholics urged to support national dementia strategy
Lucia Murphy turns on headphones playing a muted radio station as she prepares Marcia LaBant for the Virtual Dementia Tour in Harrisburg, Pa. In the background, Kate Neri looks on as Sister Maria Theresa Hronec, a member of the Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, places plastic inserts in her shoes as part of the experiment. CNS photo / Chris Heisey, Catholic Witness.
An Ottawa Catholic husband and father whose wife suffers a rare, early onset form of dementia hopes Canada's bishops will help advance a national dementia strategy. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Providence Health Care clothes less fortunate

Free clothing, lunches, and haircuts given out at Crab Park
Two volunteers help a woman find clothing in her size during Providence
in the Park Sept. 27. (Photo: Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic)
On one of the last few warm days of the year, Providence Health Care set up an outdoor offering of clothing and lunches for Downtown Eastside residents at Crab Park Sept. 27.

The non-profit health organization, which runs three hospitals and four care homes, holds the event bi-annually. Usually set up at Oppenheimer Park, it was moved to another location because of a dispute between the homeless and the city.

Oppenheimer Park has been full of tents for the past three months, its campers calling for more support for the homeless while the city tries to order them to pack up. A B.C. Supreme Court judge will hand down a decision on that tomorrow.

Kathleen Claire performs concerts in B.C.

Prairie singer-songwriter tours western Canada
A prairie-born singer-songwriter is performing music inspired by her Catholic faith as she tours western Canada. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.


Also newly posted:

Pope Francis: no one can use religion as a pretext for violence
Pope Francis speaks with government authorities at the presidential palace in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Pope Francis opened his trip to Albania praising the "coexistence" between members of different faiths in the country, while condemning those who "consider themselves to be the 'armour' of God while planning and carrying out acts of violence and oppression." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

CCCB plenary aims at being a source of renewal for bishops
CCCB President Archbishop Durocher in procession to Notre Dame de Grace for the Pontifical MAss Sept. 14 marking the parish's 350th anniversary. Behind him is the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi and Cardinal Gerald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) annual plenary Sept. 15-19 became a time of renewal for the bishops, a goal of CCCB executive said the Conference's president. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Parishes take abuse prevention to the next level

Archdiocese brings in resources for parents, children, ministry leaders, from Texas-based group
Members of the Texas-based group Praesidium pause for a picture at the Vatican. Praesidium works with dioceses to train clergy and laity to root out abuse. Photo submitted.
The Archdiocese of Vancouver is working with a Texas-based group to train parents, children, and ministry leaders in ways to root out abuse. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.


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Sts. John XXIII, John Paul II added to General Roman Calendar
Pope John Paul II, now Pope St. John Paul II, greets Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople aboard a train taking religious leaders to Assisi, Italy, for a spiritual summit for peace in this Jan. 24, 2002, file photo. CNS photo / Vatican.
The Congregation for Divine Worship on Thursday added Saints John XXIII and John Paul II to the universal calendar of the modern Roman rite, with both their feasts observed during October. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Archbishop Roche stresses reverent liturgies and good homilies at CCCB plenary
CCCB Vice President Bishop Douglas Crosby of Hamilton; Archbishop Arthur  Roche, secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments; and CCCB president Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau after presenting Archbishop Roche with a copy of the new Lectionary for Mass.
Reverent liturgical celebrations and good homilies play a key role in the Church's missionary rebirth the secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship told Canada's bishops Sept. 15. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Learn about late prelate of Opus Dei in 3 minutes

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo to be beatified Sept. 27 in Madrid

Click on the Youtube video link above to relive the life of the successor to St. Josemaria Escriva. (Video courtesy of http://www.opusdei.org/en-us/video/alvaro-del-portillo-in-3-minutes/)

Pro-life group faces vandalism, theft

Club has faced opposition after hosting the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and Choice Chain
Three fetal models, like the ones pictured here, were stolen from the pro-life group Youth Protecting Youth Sept. 10. A member of the University of Victoria group said they encounter hostility on campus from time to time. Photo submitted.
A pro-life club at the University of Victoria has filed a police report after three fetal models were stolen. Vandals also dumped used cat litter on their display. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.


Also newly posted:

Pope Francis prays, issues strong appeal for Ebola victims
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square Sept. 24. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Pope Francis made an appeal for prayer and aid for the victims of the Ebola outbreak which has been sweeping through several West African countries. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Ecumenical partners share experiences of dialogue with Catholic Church
Gail Allan, a member of the United Church / Roman Catholic dialogue; Quebec Anglican Bishop Dennis Drainville of the Anglican / Roman Catholic dialogue; Rev. David Freeman, a Baptist member of the Evangelical / Catholic dialogue; CCC general secretary Karen Hamilton; Regina Archbishop Daniel Bohan; Romanian Orthodox member Adriana Bara, who heads the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism in Montreal and is part of the Orthodox / Roman Catholic dialogue. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
Regina Archbishop Daniel Bohan said one of the Second Vatican Council's principal concerns was ecumenism, yet 50 years later Christians are still divided. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Two Catholic news outlets go mobile

Apps bring the latest on Pope Francis to your pocket
Two screenshots of the Catholic News Service app.
The Catholic News Service and Catholic News Agency both released mobile apps this summer.

CNS, self-proclaimed "top Catholic news outlet in the world," and CNA, which calls itself "one of the fastest-growing Catholic news providers to the English speaking world," have increased access to up-to-date articles, photos, and videos.

Both free apps are available for iOS (CNS / CNA) and Android (CNS / CNA) devices.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Blessed scarves comfort sick parishioners

Cancer patients receive warm yarn and prayers, thanks to prayer-shawl ministry
Prayer shawls created by knitters from St. Clare of Assisi Parish are wrapped with a prayer card and a medal of St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients. Pastor Father Craig Scott blesses them before they delivered to homes or hospitals. Photo submitted.
Prayers and cozy knit shawls are comforting parishioners suffering from cancer, thanks to a new ministry set up at St. Clare of Assisi Parish. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.


Also newly posted:

Pope Francis uses fast-track move to canonize first Sri Lankan
People from Sri Lanka attend a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in February. After the Mass, Pope Francis greeted an estimated 12,000 Sri Lankans living in Italy who were in attendance. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Blessed Joseph Vaz will soon become Sri Lanka's first saint after Pope Francis Sept. 17 advanced his cause for canonization by waiving the requirement for a second miracle. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Canadian bishops share results of Extraordinary Synod consultation
Italian Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary of the Synod of Bishops, leaves a meeting of cardinals in the synod hall at the Vatican in this Feb. 20 file photo. Cardinal Baldisseri will help oversee the proceedings during the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 5-19. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Canada's bishops meeting in plenary here Sept. 15-19 heard differing perspectives from four dioceses on the working document, or Instrumentum Laboris, for the upcoming Synod on the Family. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Servers witness to God's love in parishes

Archbishop Miller bestows medallions on 102 youth for their hard work, sacrifice
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, poses with 102 altar servers outside St. Patrick's Church in Vancouver Sept. 6. "Serving Holy Mass is an activity that goes beyond youth," he proclaimed during the ninth annual Archbishop's Altar Servers awards. The prelate also thanked the parents in attendance, since without "your willingness and encouragement, your children would not be here." Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
Usually altar servers are solemn-faced during Mass. But many youthful faces lit up with eager smiles in front of pastors, friends, and family Sept. 6. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.


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Curia reform advances as cardinals, minors protection group meet
Cardinals hold candles as Pope Francis celebrates the Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in April. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
As Pope Francis's council of cardinals for curia reform gather this week in Rome, the newly-created Pontifical Commission for Protection for minors will soon meet to finish creating its statutes. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Cardinal Ortega shares experiences of building the church in Cuba with Canadian bishops
Cardinal Jaime Ortega, Archbishop of Havana, celebrated a Pontifical Mass as Papal Legate to mark the 350th anniversary of the first North American parish outside the Spanish Colonies Sept. 14 at Quebec's Notre Dame de Quebec cathedral. He addressed the plenary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) on Sept. 16 in Beaupre, Quebec. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
Cardinal Jaime Ortega of Havana shared an old slogan with Canada's bishops Sept. 16 that helped renew the Catholic Church in Cuba before the revolution. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Westminster Abbey celebrates its 75th anniversary

Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon made a new foundation in 1939
Daily Mass has been sung in Gregorian chant in the monastery since it was founded. Photo submitted.
The diamond (75th) jubilee of the foundation of Westminster Abbey, on Sunday, Sept. 14, the Feast of the Holy Cross, was a day of gratitude and remembrance. After sung Mass at 10 a.m. and Midday Prayer, there was lunch, then a program of celebration. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.


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Pope's visit will change Philippines, Cardinal Tagle hopes
Filipino boys walk along a dike near Manila, Philippines, July 29. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle announced during a press conference that Pope Francis will visit the island nation Jan. 15-19 and is likely to visit victims of Typhoon Haiyan. CNS photo / Ritchie B. Tongo, EPA.
Pope Francis's visit to the Philippines in January will be an opportunity to lead the Church in the country down "new roads in the faith and in the mission," said Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Nuncio offers vision of hope rooted in prayer and communion
CCCB President Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau gives Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi a copy of the new Lectionary for Mass: Ritual Masses, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions, Votive Masses, and Masses for the Dead. It was launched at the plenary meeting Sept. 15. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
The apostolic nuncio offered Canada's bishops Sept. 15 a vision of hope for a missionary Church rooted in prayer and communion. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Young adults encounter Christ at World Youth Day

Making friends with Catholics from other countries gives hope, renews spirits
Winetta Lee (right) poses with a friend before the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She considers World Youth Day a time of surrender and discernment. Photo submitted.
Having attended two World Youth Days, my heart is ready to embark on yet another journey, this one to Krakow, Poland, for WYD 2016. World Youth Days are life-changing! That sounds a bit of a cliche, but it's true. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.


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True Christians aren't elitist, they generate life, Pope says
Pope Francis waves as he leaves his general audience in St. Peter's Square. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
At his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on what it means to evangelize, calling it apostolic work born of an encounter with Christ rather than lifeless efforts from the self-appointed "elect." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Bishops to launch national strategy to combat euthanasia
Archbishop Arthur Roche, secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome, addressed the CCCB annual plenary Sept. 15. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
At the annual plenary meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, the CCCB president announced the launch of a national strategy to fight the push for euthanasia. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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