Monday, March 10, 2014

Ukrainian PM declares nation is on brink of disaster

Lviv citizens hope the west will do more than just voice their concerns, reports B.C. eparch
Eparch Ken Nowakowski prays at a flower memorial in Kyiv March 2. Photo submitted.
In response to the presence of unidentified troops in Crimea, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk ordered a full military mobilization March 2. His armed forces alert, just five days into his term as premier, came as he declared Ukraine was "on the brink of disaster." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Cardinal Kasper speaks on divorce, remarriage, and Communion
German Cardinal Walter Kasper arrives for a meeting of cardinals in the synod hall at the Vatican Feb. 21. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
In a two-hour address to a consistory on the family last month, Cardinal Walter Kasper discussed marriage and family life, devoting the last section to "the problem of the divorced and remarried." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Gang conference in Saskatoon a memorable event
Father Greg Boyle, SJ, came to the conference accompanied by two ex-gang members, Fabian Debora and Louis Perez. But because of past gang involvement, Debora and Perez were both detained at the Saskatoon airport upon their arrival: their talks had to be rescheduled because of the delay.
A recent sold-out conference in Saskatoon was a powerful experience of solidarity, with a diverse crowd of ex-gang members, representatives of government, police, church and community groups gathering to reflect on the need to heal the root causes of gang involvement: poverty, trauma, addictions and the inter-generational legacy of racism and abuse. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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