Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Campaign against prostitution continues

Committee celebrates success of Bill C-36 and announces plan of action
Barbara Dowding (left), national president of the Catholic Women's League, and fellow CWL members Barb Renaud and Angelina Stiglich gather with other Bill C-36 supporters to talk about ways to continue to work against prostitution and human trafficking. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Bill C-36 has passed, but its advocates say the debate over prostitution in this country is far from over. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Churches shelter locals from Typhoon Hagupit
People take shelter inside a Catholic church in Tacloban, Philippines, after evacuating their homes Dec. 5 because of Typhoon Hagupit. Rowel Montes, Reuters / CNS.
Chapels built after last year's Typhoon Haiyan sheltered and saved lives when another massive storm lashed out in the Philippines this month. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Schools face debates over homosexuality
Men carry signs in Kampala, Uganda, in February as they celebrate a new anti-homosexuality law. Uganda's Catholic bishops reaffirmed their opposition to homosexuality, but reserved judgment on the bill, which imposes harsh punishment for homosexual acts. CNS photo / Edward Echwalu, Reuters.
Two debates over Catholic education and the wishes of homosexual students have simultaneously flared up at different ends of the country. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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