Friday, March 20, 2015

Notre Dame teacher's 80th birthday trek goes viral

Alan Charlton reflects on his discovery of Catholicism six decades ago during 20 km walk Caption: Alan Charlton, a teacher at Notre Dame for 50 years, waves to the crowd March 3. "Even the kids are tolerating a geriatric in the classroom," he joked. His solitary 20-km stroll raised $35,000 for a new bus. Courtesy of Notre Dame Flickr.
Now 80, a teacher at a Vancouver secondary school shows no hint of slowing down. On his birthday, he laced up for a 20-km stroll. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Pope announces jubilee Year of Mercy
Pope Francis goes to confession during a Lenten penance service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 13. Stefano Spaziani, pool / CNS.
The Pope's surprise announcement of a jubilee Year of Mercy has Catholics weighing in on the significance of the move, which some say can be boiled down to this: Francis wants us to know how much God loves us. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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A new grassroots political movement called #No2Trudeau is targeting Liberal leader Justin Trudeau six months before the federal election. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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