Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Papal visit organizer reflects on intense 'trial by fire'

Behind the scenes, Chuck Luttrell helped plan Blessed Pope John Paul II's trip to Vancouver

Chuck and Marie Luttrell (left) say goodbye to Pope John Paul II Sept. 19, 1984, at the Vancouver airport. Chuck helped to plan the papal visit to Vancouver. Photo submitted.

When Pope John Paul II announced he would travel across Canada in September 1984, many Catholics greeted the news with joy, anticipating a time of spiritual renewal. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Court urged to not impose marriage redefinition in Italy

People wave flags at the Esplanade des Invalides as they attend a protest march against France's legalization of same-sex marriage. CNS photo / Stephane Mahe, Reuters.

The legal group Alliance Defending Freedom is asking the European Court of Human Rights not to impose a redefinition of marriage on Italy, which recognizes the unique roles of mothers and fathers for children. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Palliative care to be discussed in parliament

Patient smiles as a Dominican sister plays the piano at a nursing home. CNS photo / Gregory A. Shemitz.

How we end our lives, and whether we need a national plan for the health care of the dying will be debated in parliament at the beginning of April. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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