Thursday, April 10, 2014

Freedom loosens the bonds of sin

Four hundred youth receive sacrament of reconciliation before Easter
Erin Labao, a member of St. Joseph the Worker's youth ministry team, performs during Freedom. The annual event for diocesan youth centres on the importance of confession. Peter Vetter / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
When hundreds of young people gather on a Friday night, one might predict big entertainment or a party involved. But when 400 youth and young adults met up March 14, their joy was boosted by something else: the sacrament of reconciliation. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Our lives should have the flavour of the Gospel, Pope observes
Pope Francis kisses a cross during his weekly audience at the Vatican April 9. The cross is made from wooden boards recovered from the wreckage of boats carrying migrants from northern Africa to Lampedusa, Italy's southernmost island. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters.
During his general audience April 5 Pope Francis began a new catechesis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, drawing specific attention to wisdom and noting that it illuminates our actions and draws us closer to God. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

John Paul II Day decreed in Ontario
A large image of Blessed John Paul II is seen as a woman places a candle during a prayer vigil at Pilsudski Square in Warsaw, Poland, April 2. The vigil marked the ninth anniversary of the Polish Pope's death. CNS photo / Bartlomiej Zborowski, EPA.
Ontario will make celebration of the life of Pope John Paul II on annual event after the passing of legislation naming a day in his honour. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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