Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Church celebrates Care of Creation Day

Local Catholics join in prayer at Holy Rosary Cathedral Sept. 1
Father Stanley Galvon holds Laudato Si' outside Holy Rosary Cathedral before Mass on the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Pope Francis has released an encyclical about the environment, and now he's taken his message of taking care of creation a step further. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Churches, families, must be places of welcome, Pope says
Pope Francis talks with students from Colegio Don Bosco in Argentina during his general audience in St. Peter's Square. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Pope Francis spoke of the bond which must exist between families and the Christian community, stressing that the Church, in following the Gospel, must always keep its doors open. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Bishops' new social justice document raises plight of refugees
Migrants wait for trains at Keleti railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 8. CNS photo / Bernadett Szabo, Reuters.
On Sept. 3, when a picture of a drowned little boy dominated headlines by highlighting the Syrian refugee crisis, Canada's bishops published a social justice document pleading for generosity. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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