Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Two religious groups to leave B.C.

MIC members opened Mount Saint Joseph Hospital in 1946
Sister Eva Marie Caselton (left), Mother Fletcher, and Sister Monica Kaufer, pictured in September 1967 in Vancouver. Sister Kaufer had just arrived from Seattle. BCC file photo.
Declining numbers and rising needs in other cities have two religious congregations saying goodbye to Vancouver after many decades of service. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

2013 Year in review from Ottawa
Langley MP Mark Warawa, whose gendercide Motion 408 was deemed not votable, greets the National March for Life. Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
As 2013 began, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence was already weeks into her hunger strike and Idle No More protests had sprung up across Canada. Though the meeting she demanded between the Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nations leaders took place Jan. 11, other leaders boycotted it as about 1,000 protestors gathered on Parliament Hill. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Pope Francis announces pilgrimage to Holy Land
Rabbi Michael Melchior watches as Pope John Paul II prays at Judiasm's holiest site, the Western Wall, in Jerusalem in March 2000. Pope Francis will visit the Holy Land May 24-26. CNS photo / Arturo Mari.
Pope Francis has announced that he will make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land this in May to mark a key moment in Catholic and Orthodox Christian relations. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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