Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Speakers share moving personal stories

Baby boy given very small chance of surviving after birth
Bishop Gary Gordon of Victoria addresses the crowd from the front steps of the legislature in Victoria May 14. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
An unborn boy who was given less than a 10 per cent chance of survival outside the womb is now a happy toddler. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Archbishop works to rebuild Syrian Church amid destruction
Syrian citizens clear streets in late April after shelling in Aleppo. CNS photo / Syrian Arab News Agency handout via Reuters.
A four-year civil war in Syria has left a mounting death toll and displaced millions of persons, but one bishop is staying to rebuild the Church in Aleppo, in the northwest corner of the country. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Bishops want in on assisted suicide consultation
Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, centre, and Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, right, after a Mass in October 2014. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
The president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has written to the Justice Minister requesting the bishops be included in consultations regarding "assisted suicide" legislation. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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