Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Archbishop Miller to ordain former Anglican reverend a priest

The Reverend Shier approached Father Ashley five years ago
Deacon Shier and his wife Barbara in Rosary Hall after his ordination as a deacon. The deacon said he now feels "part of a machine that actually works." Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, is scheduled to ordain Deacon Michael Shier a priest at Holy Rosary Cathedral March 15. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope urges families to pray for upcoming bishops' synod
Cardinals leave a meeting with Pope Francis in the synod hall at the Vatican Feb. 21. They will return for a synod on the family in October. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
In a letter written to families, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of family life in the Church, stating their prayers are crucial for the upcoming synod which is dedicated to the unique challenges they face. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

PeaceQuest grieves war as a tragedy
Vietnam War survivor Kim Phuc Phan Thi shows some of the scars she still bears from a 1972 napalm bomb attack by U.S. forces. Kim was only 9 when she was severely burned over half her body. Today she travels the world telling her story, while conveying a message of forgiveness and peace. CNS photo / Michael Alexander, Georgia Bulletin.
The federal government spent $30 million in 2012 and 2013 to convince Canadians the War of 1812 was a glorious, defining moment which forged Canada's identity in war. The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul in Kingston, Ont., aren't buying it. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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