Friday, August 21, 2015

Students serve in Northwest Territories

Second annual trip strengthens ties with native communities
Participants in Corpus Christi College's Service Learning Trip celebrate after painting the exterior of Sacred Heart Church in Wrigley, 846 km northwest of Yellowknife. Photo submitted to BCC.
In June a group of Corpus Christi College students and faculty travelled to the Northwest Territories as part of the second annual mission of friendship and encounter with local native groups. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Remarriage after divorce contradicts sacrament: Pope Francis
A man makes a selfie as Pope Francis blesses a pilgrim during his weekly audience in Paul VI Hall. CNS photo / Remo Casilli, Reuters.

Echoing his predecessors on the need to care for divorced and remarried persons, Pope Francis said Christians should help these persons integrate into the community rather than treating them as though they are excommunicated. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Harper renews pledge to support religious freedom
Pope Francis meets with Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a private audience in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican June 11. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Prime Minister Harper has announced continued support for religious freedom, promising $9 million to help persecuted religious minorities. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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