Thursday, April 9, 2015

Essay contest gives Grade 5 students a lesson in giving

One learner won $5,000 in an essay contest for her local Habitat for Humanity
Ashley Sankaran-Wee (front row, left) presents a $5,000 cheque to Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver Feb. 12. The funds were part of her award as runner-up in an essay contest. Photo submitted.
Two young sisters are giving a noteworthy boost to families in need. Ashley and Caitlin Sankaran-Wee have contributed $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity in the past four years. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope Francis brings down hammer: 'Don't mess with children'
Pope Francis arrives to give his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square April 8. CNS photo / Tony Gentile, Reuters.
Pope Francis said April 8 that children are never a mistake, and called adults out for building faulty systems that leave children exploited and abandoned, rather than treated as the blessings they are. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

MP quits caucus to defend views on evolution
Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney at the 2014 National March for Life. / The Catholic Register.
MP James Lunney quit the Conservative Caucus March 31 to sit as an independent. Lunney says he wants to better defend the religious freedom of Christians facing mounting attacks and ridicule in Canada. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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