Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Pope called synod to help families today, says Pavel Reid

Vancouver CWL members have sent their views to the Vatican on marriage, education of children, and other family life topics
Pavel Reid, senior director of archdiocesan ministries and outreach, urges CWL members to pray for the upcoming synod and to reach out actively to families. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Catholic families are in desperate need of the Church's help, according to Pavel Reid, the archdiocese's senior director of ministries and outreach. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe accepted two crowns
This reliquary in the Franciscan chapel at Niepokalonow contains hair from the beard of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Father David Bellusci, OP / The B.C. Catholic.
As we approached the town of Niepokalonow in Poland, the day was cloudy and cool with slight rain. The weather served as a preface to the life and suffering St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, a Conventual Franciscan priest, who established the Militia of the Immaculate, apostles who would convert and sanctify souls through Mary's mediation. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Annual bishops' plenary expected to change way the conference is financed
In this photo from last year's plenary meeting of the CCCB, Msgr. Patrick Powers is seated in the front with president Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher and vice president Bishop Douglas Crosby of Hamilton, who will become the new president at this year's plenary.
When the Catholic bishops gather for their annual plenary Sept. 14-17, a lengthy period of restructuring will come to an end with a change in how their conference is financed. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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