Thursday, January 30, 2014

Benedict bequeaths to Francis a unique opportunity

Pontiff's resignation shifted the plates of the earth for the Church
Barbara Dowding, archdiocesan vice-chancellor (left), stands with Archbishop Miller, Father Rosica, and Salt and Light producer Sebastian Gomes. Father Rosica recalled there were "no dry eyes in Rome" shortly after Pope Benedict XVI's resignation. Malin Jordan / The B.C. Catholic.
Here is a speech given by Father Thomas Rosica, CSB, the CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, at the Jan. 16 reception for the third annual Red Mass in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Confirmation gives us the strength to defend the faith
Pope Francis holds a parrot handed to him by a pilgrim during his general audience in St. Peter's Square Jan. 29. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters.
In his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis reflected on the sacrament of confirmation, explaining that it is intrinsically linked to our baptism, and that through it our relationship with the Church is fortified. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Canadian bishops, MPs, appeal for peace in Ukraine
A woman cries as she and others appeal to Ukrainian police troops at the site of clashes with protesters in Kiev Jan. 24. CNS photo / Gleb Garanich, Reuters.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic bishops as well as federal politicians have appealed for peace in Ukraine. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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