Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sacred Hymns at Sacred Heart Church

Victoria parish to hold music contest
Father David Hemann, an Iowa priest, has recently released his sixth music CD, "Psalms of David." The pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Ida Grove in the Sioux City Diocese is pictured in an undated photo. CNS photo / courtesy G.R. Lindblade and Co.
Calling all aspiring musicians! Do you have what it takes to win $1,000? For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope to visit Sarajevo for one day June 6
Clergymen stand outside a church during an unveiling ceremony of a statue of St. John Paul II in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, April 30. The statue was erected to honor the new saint, who had called for peace during the Bosnian war of the 1990s. CNS photo / Dado Ruvic, Reuters.
Pope Francis will meet with a vast array of different groups during his daytrip to Bosnia, which is a visit Sarajevo's cardinal says could help ease political and ethnic tensions after the country's recent war. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Conscience motion seeks to defend free votes for moral issues
A top Vatican official who deals with matters relating to conscience suggested that after going to confession, Catholics should perform a "corporal work of mercy" by inviting someone else to receive the sacrament. Photo shows a priest hearing the confession of a young woman in 2014 during the 6th Asian Youth Day in South Korea. CNS photo / Daniel Dal Zennaro, EPA.
As voting about the legalization of euthanasia looms over the House of Commons, a Tory backbencher has tabled a motion affirming free votes on matters of conscience. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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