Thursday, March 19, 2015

Teachers take a course on poverty

Drop-in centre gives volunteers a practical look at social justice
Cloverdale Catholic School teachers dish out bowls of soup at The Door is Open in the Downtown Eastside Jan. 23. School groups volunteer each month. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
A Downtown Eastside drop-in centre is offering lessons in social justice. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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A society that doesn't want children is 'sad and grey,' Pope says
Pope Francis walks past flag twirlers as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Pope Francis said children are a joy-filled gift for the Church and the world, and he cautioned that a society that has rejected and run out of children lacks life. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Conservatives press ahead with controversial bill
Albanian girls hold portraits of a 17-year-old girl who was killed in 2012 with her grandfather in what was called a "blood feud." Blood feuds stem from a traditional Albanian code that sanctions murder to restore a family's honour after a member experien ces an affront, injustice or killing. CNS photo / Armando Babani, EPA.
The Conservative government is pressing ahead with its controversial Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act, Bill S-7, voting March 12 to limit the time for debate. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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