Thursday, May 29, 2014

Youth Day encourages teens to embrace their faith

Speaker Jackie Francois Angel urges young people to ask tough questions of Catholic Church
This year's Youth Day welcomed keynote speaker Chris Padgett, from Steubenville, Ohio, and musical guest Jackie Francois Angel, from Orange County, Calif., to Vancouver for the first time. B.C. Catholic writer Elizabeth Krump sat down with them to discuss their charisms and how they live their faith. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope Francis says Holy Land visit aided Christian unity
Pope Francis at his Wednesday audience said his pilgrimage to the Holy Land had fed the desire for Christian unity, and he encouraged Catholics to pray that God may help "heal the wounds" that divide the faithful. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Quebec Premier under fire for violating free vote promise on euthanasia
People cheer at the Quebec Liberal leader Philippe Couillard's provincial election headquarters in St. Felicien, Que., April 7, after winning the election with a majority. CNS photo / Mathieu Belanger, Reuters.
On May 22, Premier Philippe Couillard and the leaders of the other three parties announced there was unanimous consent to bring euthanasia Bill 52 back to the legislative assembly at the stage it had been at prior to the last election. The Belgium-style euthanasia bill had been on the verge of a vote that would make it law. It could be passed by early June. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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