Monday, November 10, 2014

Group plans to use hotel profits to fund projects

Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre supports schools that educate more than 19,000 students
Thomas McKiernan, chairman of the Holy Land commission for the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, sits with a class of kindergarten children at the Latin Patriarchate school in Na'our, Jordan. Photo submitted.
Profits from a former papal palace remodelled into a four-star hotel will eventually pay for the entire operating expenses of an ancient Church order. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Religious freedom dwindles in Europe and U.S.: report
Robert P. George, professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University and chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, talks during a press conference in Washington Sept. 9 about the plight of Middle Eastern Christians. CNS photo / Tyler Orsburn.
Religious freedom is at risk in Europe and has been increasingly suppressed in the United States over the course of the past year, according to a new report. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Joint Catholic health and education conference held in Saskatoon
Lisa Rathgeber (left) of Christ the Teacher Catholic School District, Melville, Sask., and Lisa Polk of the Regina Catholic School Division were among Catholic school board representatives from across the province who brought forward soil from their school districts to mix together as part of an opening liturgy for a joint Catholic education and Catholic health conference held Oct. 24 - 26 in Saskatoon. The theme of the joint conference was “On Holy Ground: Where Catholic Health and Education Serve.” Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Prairie Messenger.
Some 200 representatives of Catholic health and Catholic education from around the province recently gathered in Saskatoon for a joint conference exploring the theme, “On Holy Ground: Where Catholic Health and Education Serve.” For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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