Friday, May 22, 2015

Missionaries arrive at 10 Vancouver parishes

Young people from Victoria to Halifax team up and spread across the city to work on evangelization
Five Impact team members meet Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, OYYAM's Gerard Garcia (left) and Kyle Neilson, director of the Adult Evangelization and Discipleship Office (back row, right) days before starting their summer mission. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
School is out for most Canadian university students, and for 40 of them, summer plans revolve entirely around evangelizing. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Iraqi Christians have lost everything except their faith, nun says
Displaced Iraqi children stand in a classroom of a school used as a shelter in the city of Ramadi April 11. Educating children is the best way to help displaced Iraqi Christians recover from the traumatic experience of being chased from their homes by Islamic State militants, said Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster after an April 11-12 visit to Irbil. CNS photo / Reuters.
Having lost their homes, their heritage, and their sense of dignity, Iraqi Christians victimized by the Islamic State feel abandoned by earthly powers, but their faith in God has only grown, an Iraqi nun told members of Congress May 13. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Revised religious ed curriculum approved
Students listen as their principal welcomes them back to class at a Catholic school in Arizona. More than 1.9 million students in the U.S. attend Catholic schools. CNS photo / Nancy Wiechec.
For the first time in 20 years, 6- and 7-year-olds are getting new religion textbooks, their teachers are getting new lesson plans, and parents are getting new ways of helping kids in religion class. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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