Friday, March 28, 2014

Vancouverite recalls outdoor excursion with Pope

Pope John Paul II continued hiking and skiing in Italy despite assassination attempt in 1981
Mary Ostrowka, a member of St. Casimir's Parish, meets Pope John Paul II in the summer of 1984. Photo submitted.
A young priest known for taking students on hiking and kayaking trips didn't lose his love for the outdoors when he became St. Peter's successor. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Women rally outside U.S. Supreme Court for religious liberty
The Supreme Court building in Washington is reflected in a pro-life protester's sunglasses as he prays during the third and final day of legal arguments over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the high court in this 2012 photo. CNS photo / Jonathan Ernst, Reuters.
Women supporting employers challenging the government's contraception mandate spoke out in support of a vision of women's equality that supports fertility and women's role as employers, as the case was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

CCO shows Church how to evangelize according to Pope's vision
CCO co-founder Angele Regnier and Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, of Vancouver at the CCO Meet the Movement fundraising dinner March 23. Archbishop Miller was the keynote speaker. Deborah Gyapong / (CCN).
The Church in Canada needs a "serious, sustained commitment" to evangelization, Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, of Vancouver told a Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) fundraiser here March 23. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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