Friday, January 23, 2015

Priest from U.S. served in Japan for 20 years

Father Angelo De Pompa later ministered to Sechelt Indian Band
BCC file photo from 1985.
He served the faithful on the Sunshine Coast, learned the basics of Japanese in six months, and received a papal blessing for his 50th anniversary of ordination. For
full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope Francis: Philippines' 500 years of Christianity can inspire more good
An aerial view shows pilgrims gathering for Mass in Rizal Park Jan. 18. Despite rain there was a record 6-7 million participants. The view shows only a portion of the Mass site, which a local church official said was more than a mile long. Philippine Air Force / Handout via Reuters / CNS.
Pope Francis praised Filipino Catholics' strong faith and challenged them to continue to let the Christian message bear fruit, noting the upcoming 500th anniversary of Christianity's arrival in Philippines. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Joy Smith not running again in order to fight human trafficking full time
MP Joy Smith has not to run again in the next federal election so she can devote full time to fighting human trafficking in Canada. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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