Friday, July 4, 2014

Chinese festival honours ancestors at cemetery

Graveside family reunion draws attention to the importance of one of the Ten Commandments
Father John Tran of St. Francis Xavier Parish celebrates Mass in the Eternal Light Pagoda at the Gardens of Gethsemani during a Chinese cultural event May 4. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Local Chinese faithful put a Catholic spin on an ancient tradition when they honour family members who are buried at Gardens of Gethsemani. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Teaching on divorce not changing, cardinal says
Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto arrives for the Mass for the election of a new Pope in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 12, 2013. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Catholic teaching on divorce and remarriage is "not open to change," as it is faithful to Jesus, but the Church can do better in helping those suffering in this area, said Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Pope Francis is following the Holy Spirit in reaching out to Evangelicals: evangelical bishop
A sign with a dove symbolizing the Holy Spirit is seen as Pope Francis greets the crowd after celebrating a Mass at which he confirmed 44 people in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in April. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
A meeting of evangelical and charismatic Protestant leaders with Pope Francis June 24 may lead to concrete steps forward for a visible unity after 500 years of division, says Bishop Tony Palmer. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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