Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Catholics get to weigh in on family issues

Pope Francis calls for input in preparation for an extraordinary synod in 2014
Pope Francis watches as a family carries Offertory gifts to the altar during a Mass for catechists in St. Peter's Square Sept. 29. Paul Haring / CNS.
In anticipation of an extraordinary synod scheduled for 2014, the Church is inviting its members to weigh in on topics such as marriage, family planning, and education for children. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope Francis proclaimed Time's 2013 'Person of the Year'
The cover of Time magazine's Person of the Year issue, featuring Pope Francis, is pictured in this Dec. 11 handout photo. CNS photo / Time Inc., handout via Reuters.
On the Dec. 11 episode of "Today Show," Time Magazine announced its choice of Pope Francis for the 2013 "Person of the Year," stating that he is changing the "tone and perception" of the Church. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

South African leader mourned by his country and the world

Prime Minister Stephen Harper signs the Book of Condolences for the late Nelson Mandela. CCN.
South Africa's first black president spent 27 years in prison for fighting his country's racist apartheid policy, then sought reconciliation among the races upon his release. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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