Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Memorial Mass planned for former archbishop

Archbishop Carney greeted future saints
Archbishop James Francis Carney poses with Mother Teresa in this 1988 photo. The two wrote letters back and forth, and it was thanks to the archbishop's invitation that the famous nun from Kolkata visited Vancouver and sent Missionaries of Charity to serve here, which they do to this day. Marianne Hamilton / BCC File Photo.
Twenty-five years ago, Catholics in the Lower Mainland mourned the loss of a faithful and courageous shepherd. Now they have a chance to honour him again. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope Francis speaks off-the-cuff ... again
A woman reacts to Pope Francis's final words during the Mass at the end of the World Meeting of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia Sept. 27. CNS photo / Brian Snyder, Reuters.
A visibly moved Pope Francis ditched his prepared remarks in speaking to thousands of families gathered in Philadelphia Saturday night -- giving an impromptu reflection on the beauty and dire importance of family life. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Quebec study releases findings on day care
Children pose for a photo at the Sisters of Mercy Wings Vocational School just outside Georgetown, Guyana, in March.
A study of the long-term impacts of Quebec's universal child-care program released in September reveals an increase in criminal behaviour and a decrease in health and life satisfaction among those who have endured child care. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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