Friday, March 21, 2014

Papal medal winner distinguished herself on bench, in community

Patricia Proudfoot volunteers with the St. Vincent de Paul Society

Late last year the archdiocese of Vancouver honoured five recipients with the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, the highest honour members of the laity can receive from the Pope. This is our penultimate profile of those five winners. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

St. Joseph the model for educators, Pope teaches
Pope Francis wears a hard hat during an audience for pilgrims from the Diocese of Terni, Italy, in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican March 20. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters.
On the feast of St. Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary, Pope Francis called the saint a role model for all fathers and educators during his General Audience at the Vatican. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Share Lent campaign launches on worldwide theme 'One human family, food for all'
CCODP executive director Michael Casey, Hamilton Bishop Douglas Crosby, vice president of the CCCB, CCODP National Council president Patrick Kennedy and Fr. Hagos Hayish, secretary general of Caritas Ethiopia at the Hamilton launch of the Share Lent Campaign. Photo courtesy CCODP.
The Share Lent campaign of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace began on Ash Wednesday, March 5, with the theme, "One human family, food for all" as part of a worldwide Catholic charities' effort. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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