Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Knights join CWL to push for control of prostitution

Organization will support resolutions on 'criminalizing purchase of sexual services'
Apostolic nuncio Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi shares a laugh with Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, and state deputy Edward Shawchuk (far right). "I really feel at home," the nuncio said during the convention. Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
The Knights of Columbus were joined at their convention by the Catholic Women's League April 26 in announcing a campaign to push for control of prostitution by criminal law and to increase awareness of the issues. This news came during the 103rd state convention of the B.C. and Yukon Knights in Richmond. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Gift of fortitude not just for 'extraordinary circumstances': Pope
Rescuers carrying a dead miner pause for people looking for their relatives after a mine explosion near Soma, Turkey, May 14. More than 225 people died in the explosion. Pope Francis said during his weekly general audience May 14 that his prayers were with those killed in the disaster. CNS photo / Togla Bozoglu, EPA.
During his weekly general audience address Pope Francis spoke on the gift of fortitude, explaining that it helps us to remain faithful not only with the big things, but also in our daily activities. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

IMFC looks at impact of abortion on relationships and mental health
IMFC executive director Andrea Mrozek. Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) has released a study that examines the secondary effects of abortion on relationships, families, and mental health. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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