Friday, May 23, 2014

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, addresses his flock

Pastoral Letter on a Grave Social Issue
May 23, 2014
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
I am writing to you, the Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, about a serious threat to the moral fabric of Canadian society: the possible decriminalization of sexual exploitation through prostitution by its buyers and profiteers. This Pastoral Letter examines what we can do as a community and a nation to answer the needs of girls, youth, and women who are prostituted.
For full letter see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Teenage girl recounts terror, violence of Boko Haram attack
A man carries a victim of a bomb attack in the market district in Jos, Nigeria, May 20. Back-to-back bombings killed at least 118 people and wounded 45 in the crowded business district of the central Nigerian city. CNS photo / Reuters.
A teenage girl whose family members were murdered by members of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram is sharing her story in hopes that it will spur action against the Nigerian terrorist organization. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Vandals desecrate Ottawa Catholic church and steal tabernacle
Pastor Father Francis Scott hopes the theft of the Tabernacle at St. Martin de Porres can become a teaching moment for the precious nature of the Eucharist. Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
Vandals broke into St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Ottawa's Bell's Corners district May 15, stole the tabernacle, and desecrated the altar with a satanic symbol. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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