Friday, March 7, 2014

Priest anointed woman after airport suicide

Scalabrinian priest and Teresian Carmelites comforted family in the hospital

Though it took the news media a month to learn a Mexican woman had committed suicide in a Canada Border Services Agency holding facility at the Vancouver International Airport, the story reached a local Spanish-speaking priest much faster. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Lent is a 'strong' time of conversion, Pope Francis teaches
Pope Francis accepts a kiss from an elderly woman in a wheelchair at his general audience in St. Peter's Square March 5. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
During his general audience on Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis called Lent a moment of renewal which allows us to look at the needs of others with "new eyes," and to grow in love. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Ross Douthat in conversation with Fr. Raymond de Souza in Ottawa
New York Times columnist and author Ross Douthat speaks at a Cardus event with Convivium editor Fr. Raymond de Souza Feb. 28 in Ottawa.
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat challenges what he calls a "binary" view of the past 50 years that pits an increasingly purely secular society verses a dwindling religious one. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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