Wednesday, August 20, 2014

High school students build houses in Manila

Trip amazes team members
The Holy Cross Regional High School mission team. Photos submitted.
The mission team from Holy Cross Regional High School travelled to Manila this year to build six homes for the poor. The communities of Avanai in Quezon City and Our Lady of Banneux Village in San Mateo benefited from the hard work of 33 students, six teachers, and Father Patrick Tepoorten, our spiritual guide. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Memory, hope, witness are Korea trip's import, Pope reflects
Pope Francis places his hand on the head of a young man as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Aug. 20. CNS photo / Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters.
Pope Francis discussed his recent trip to South Korea in his general audience address Wednesday, saying its significance is found in the three words memory, hope, and witness. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

CCCB calls for prayer, political pressure, and financial help for Iraqi Christians
Syriac Catholics demonstrate Aug. 16 on Parlilament Hill against persecution of Christians in the Middle East by ISIS. Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
The president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has called on Catholics to pray, to exert political pressure, and to give generously to help Iraqi Christians. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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