Friday, November 7, 2014

Charities observe World Homeless Day

Homeless Action Week was dedicated to raising awareness about issues facing those living on the street
Frances Cabahug of Catholic Charities displays a scroll proclaiming Oct. 12-18 Homeless Action Week at Vancouver city hall. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
The City of Vancouver welcomed 12 representatives of charities that operate extreme weather response shelters to city hall Oct. 10 to recognize their efforts. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

New norms encourage bishops in difficult situations to resign
The appreciation shown to bishops who choose to offer their resignation before the age of 75 because of illness “or other serious reasons” is the most important point in a Vatican document which went into effect on Wednesday. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Hungercount 2014 shows “troubling” rise in food bank usage
Catholic parishioners distribute groceries to people in need. CNS file photo / Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier.
Food Banks Canada is calling on federal and provincial governments to enact policies to address the growing problem of hunger in Canada, such as affordable housing and skills training. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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