Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Reflecting on 'the people of God'

We can overcome divisions: 'God is stronger,' Pope Francis says
Pope Francis is presented with a leather Harley Davidson jacket during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters.
Pope Francis asked the tens of thousands of Catholics gathered in St. Peter's Square May 12 to overcome divisions and the fear of evangelizing by trusting that "God is stronger." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Other stories recently posted to the site include the following:

Couples for Christ host major marriage anniversary function
Fifty-four couples renewed their commitment in a solemn ceremony at St. Bernadette Parish in Surrey May 11. The happy couples were celebrating wedding anniversaries, from 10th to 56th. The celebration, instituted in 2010, was hosted by the Couples for Christ Gift of Life Ministry for member couples. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Linda Gibbons caught counselling and praying outside an abortion facility
Police arrested Linda Gibbons outside the Morgentaler abortion facility in Toronto June 11 for praying and sidewalk counselling in contravention of a 20-year-old temporary injunction. Police handcuffed the diminutive 64-year-old grandmother, who has spent 10 of the past 20 years in prison for peacefully protesting outside abortion facilities. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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