Thursday, June 13, 2013

Faith formation programs empower young people

Searching in the Spirit summer camp inspires newly confirmed teens, offers outdoor activities
This year's summer programs for teens include faith formation, training, and outdoor activities. Clayton Imoo says participants in the YouthLeader event "return home to take leadership roles in their parishes, schools, and communities." Photo submitted.
As summer quickly approaches, the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry is busy planning its two summer training events for young people of the archdiocese: YouthLeader, and Searching in the Spirit. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

'An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care' condemned by many

The Quebec government's Bill 52, "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care," tabled June 12, has been condemned as a form of Belgian-style euthanasia. "This is about doctors lethally injecting patients," said Alex Schadenberg, the executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC). He noted the Act redefines palliative care to include "terminal medical sedation" and "medical aid in dying," a euphemism for euthanasia. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Pope alleged to have condemned gay lobby

In response to media flurry, the Latin American Confederation of Men and Women Religious (CLAR) released a statement on June 11 claiming that the assertion that there was a gay lobby at the Vatican "cannot be attributed with certainty to the Holy Father." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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