Thursday, April 23, 2015

Francis continues his ongoing catechesis on the family

Men and women complete each other; there's no other option, Pope says
Pope Francis prepares to greet a woman lying on a bed while greeting the disabled during his general audience in St. Peter's Square. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Pope Francis said marriage is a vocation all believers are called to defend, specifically the complementarity of the union between a man and a woman. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Iconographer Frank Turner took up the craft in 1980s, considers his work a spiritual struggle
A unique icon of St. Elias hangs above the tabernacle in a Melkite Catholic church built of cinderblocks in Abra, Lebanon. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Budget 2015 maps out Tory vision for the middle class
Finance Minister Joe Oliver presented his first budget April 21. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
The federal 2015 budget is an election document that sets out its vision for the middle class, but a social justice think tank say it does little to address poverty or climate change. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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