Thursday, June 18, 2015

Vocations directors bond over pretzels

New York summit shows there are many signs of hope
Father Bryan Duggan, the archdiocesan vocations director (second from left), stands with other priests at a vocations directors conference in New York City. More than 250 vocations workers attended. Photo courtesy of Father Bryan Duggan.
"Our seminary is full!" announced Father Brian Doerr, Vice Rector of Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Maryland, "And we are not alone: 14 major seminaries in the United States are operating at capacity." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Encyclical on the Environment: Pope says people silencing the song of creation

In his new encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis slams attacks against human life such as abortion, embryonic experimentation, and population control, saying that respect for creation and human dignity go hand in hand. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Rallies protest refugee health-care cuts
Doctor Doug Gruner led a rally of about 150 who demonstrated on Parliament Hill against federal cuts to refugee health care. He is shown here with his children. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
About 150 people, including doctors, health-care professionals, and lawyers, gathered on Parliament Hill June 15 to protest 2012 federal government cuts to refugee health care. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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