Monday, February 17, 2014

Martial arts instructors build homes in Philippines

Vancouver couple kickstarts non-profit organization to help typhoon victims in their homeland
Marcy Hilario (left) and her husband Milo (right) pose with the family of Ramel and Floramay in front of what will be a new home for typhoon victims. The Hilarios helped five families buy materials and start rebuilding their lives. Photo submitted to BCC.
A pair of kickboxers was getting ready for some time off in the sun when they heard about Typhoon Haiyan's devastating effects Nov. 8. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

UN report on abuse showed ideological influence, cardinal says
Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
A United Nations commission report on the Vatican's response to abuse of children was not "fair or particularly helpful," but took an "ideological" approach, Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston has said. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Bishops send input on family consultation to Vatican
Cardinal Peter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary, is pictured in Rome Nov. 5. Cardinal Erdo, who will be the relator for the 2014 extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, said doctrine, not public opinion, will be the basis of reasoning for the synod. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Canada's bishops the results of a consultation on a host of hot button issues concerning the family to the Holy See, but will not make their report public. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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