Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Carmelites balance prayer and missionary work

Statue of Pope Francis's new saint could be kicked out of U.S. capitol
A statue of Blessed Junipero Serra is seen in 2012 outside Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. CNS photo / Bob Mullen.
Just weeks after Pope Francis announced his intention to canonize missionary Father Junipero Serra during his upcoming visit to the United States, a California legislator has proposed replacing the soon-to-be-saint's statue in the U.S. Capitol. Critics of the move are beginning to speak out. For
full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Disappointment greets Supreme Court decision
Amy Hasbrouck, spokeswoman for the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and Toujours Vivant / Not Dead Yet expressed disappointment in the decision on physician assisted suicide. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
Disappointment, sadness and calls to invoke the notwithstanding clause greeted the Supreme Court of Canada's Feb. 6 decision striking down laws against physician assisted suicide. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Two nuns from the Philippines help serve hundreds of meals at Downtown Eastside centre
Carmelite sisters in the Downtown Eastside say the largest trial they face is balancing prayer time with an often-exhausting mission. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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