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Senate committee recommends amendments to euthanasia bill
|Senator Denise Batters|
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|Senator Denise Batters|
|Volunteer Priscilla Correa (centre) stops to give away a bag filled with candy and an encouraging note to a woman as the team walks down the street April 29. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.|
|Students from St. Thomas Aquinas, Holy Cross, and St. John Brebeuf Regional Secondary Schools attend the gala. The event collected $86,400 for pro-life media projects. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.|
|Lawyer Phil Horgan, president of the Catholic Civil Rights League, poses with Father Raymond J. de Souza in this 2010 photo. Catholic Civil Rights League photo.|
|Pope Francis meets with the grand |
imam Sheik Ahmed Muhammad
Al-Tayyib at the Vatican May 23, 2016.
(Photo Credit: L'Osservatore Romano)
"Our meeting is the message," the Pope was heard to have said to the imam during the meeting.The pontiff and grand imam Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al-Tayyib observed the significance of the meeting "within the framework of dialogue between the Catholic Church and Islam," said Holy See press office director Father Federico Lombardi.
|The statue of Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac at his tomb |
in the Zagreb Cathedral, Croatia.
(Photo Credit: Dennis Jarvis via flickr)
"Stepinac was and remains an enormous hero in Croatia today," Professor Ronald J. Rychlak told CNA. "Just about every church you go into there's a picture of a statue or a piatning of Stepinac. He's truly a national hero over there. And he did stand against the Ustashe. He stood against the communists as well. They imprisoned him."Cardinal Stepinac was the Archbishop of Zagreb, Croatia from 1937 until his death in 1960 at the age of 61. His acts against the pro-Nazi Ustashe movement are discussed here.
|Private school students get less funding by the government, |
says Peter Froese, the head of Federation of Independent Schools
Association. (Photo Credit: CSN)
Peter Froese addressed myths relating to the funding of independent schools in BC. The funding formula for private schools hasn't changed, despite cries that their budget has increased while public school districts are struggling. "We get roughly 50 per cent of what a public student gets for operating expenses " Froese said. "We get nothing for buildings, land or equipment. Those costs have to be borne by the supporters of independent schools."Other misconceptions he addressed included was how as funding increases for public school students, so it also goes up for private school students. He adds that enrolment over the last ten years has increased by 18 per cent.
|Sam Rocha sings and lectures at St. Mark's College April 27. "Artists have this passionate imagination of the cross that perhaps the faithful don't," he said. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.|
|Among the transgenderism advocates was Charlie Lowthian-Rickert, 12, who identifies as a girl, wearing a black sweater over a flowered tunic. Behind them is the blue and pink transgender flag. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).|
|A sign marks a vigil at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic Church. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Brian Snyder)|
"We've made this deal with the lower courts that we would vacate the premises within 14 days of the Supreme Court decision," said Jon Rogers, a leader of the Friends' group. "From the very beginning we have promised to exhaust every avenue of appeal available to us and we have now done that."The closing of the church was a decision that was influenced by the early days of the U.S. clergy sex abuse scandals. Some 70 churches were closed down and sold to cover the Archdiocese of Boston's legal costs.
|After being behind bars since her arrest Dec. 12, Mary Wagner (centre) walks out of Toronto's Old City Hall a relatively free woman. Evan Boudreau / The Catholic Register / CCN.|
|Prescription bottle. (Photo Credit: Charles Williams via Flickr)|
"Don't go there," Hendrik Reitsema, whose grandfather was euthanized in Belgium, said in one of the video messages created. "Why? You open Pandora's Box to the practice of killing as though it were a normal part of medicine."The messages, relayed through a series of videos featuring Belgian doctors, lawyers, and family members of the euthanized, warns Canadians of the dangers legalizing euthanasia has for society.
|At a Vancouver Right to Life meeting April 23, speakers Pavel Reid (left) and Peter Nation discussed the direction of the pro-life movement. The group's new executive director, Annabelle Chong, and president Natalie Sonnen shared their plans. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.|
|LifeCanada launched a campaign April 28 to make social media users aware that 280 unborn children are aborted every day in Canada. lifecanada.org.|
|Emily Ryznar gives a presentation at St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School on the role of youth in social reformation throughout history and how to encourage them to participate in the modern pro-life scene. Martin Dale / Special to The B.C. Catholic.|
|Jeri and Chuck Marple talk to the Every Life Matters session. Thandiwe Konguavi / Western Catholic Reporter.|
|Members of Holy Trinity Community gather at St. Mary's Parish gymnasium to pray, sing, and receive teaching from Father Gabriel de Chadarevian, OP, (centre). The group was founded in Indonesia in 1987 and has been growing here since 2010. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.|
|Dr. Bill Sullivan|
|Deacons Lucio Choi and Mark McGuckin.|
|Mary Ellen Douglas, Campaign Life Coalition's national coordinator.|
|Ryan Bomberger speaks at the National March for Life in Ottawa in 2013. radiancefoundation.org.|
|Father Eamon McNerney. Ramon Gonzalez / Western Catholic Reporter (CCN).|
|St. Peter's Basilica. (Photo Credit: Lisa Cancade Hackett)|
Authorities said suspect Abderrahim Moutahrrick reportedly received a WhatsApp message from ISIS-held territory that read: "Dear brother Abderrahim, I send you… the bomb poem… listen to the sheik and strike," potentially referring ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Moutahrrick was identified as Moroccan-born but residing in Italy at the time.
“May the Risen Lord bring to our brothers of the Eastern Churches all the gifts of His light and His peace. Christos anesti!”He also sent out best wishes for Easter on his Twitter account.
|The St. Thomas Aquinas junior concert band plays at an annual fundraiser for The Door is Open drop-in centre. Photo submitted to BCC.|
|The scene at the Victoria legislature during a previous walk. BCC file photo.|