Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Bloodied relic speaks of an attack, but also of a solid faith

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St. John Paul II was shot just after attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan
The shirt Pope John Paul II wore May 13, 1981, the day he was shot, is now framed and in the care of the Daughters of Charity of the Province of Rome. J.P. Sonnen / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
There are many little known relics, treasures of our Catholic heritage, to be found in hidden parts of the world. Prizes such as the sword of Godfrey of Bouillon, kept in the Latin sacristy at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem or the red damask cope with a bullet hole in it from a failed assassination attempt on the life of St. Charles Borromeo, kept in the Ambrosian treasury in Milan. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

I can forgive an abuser, but understand those who can't: Pope
Pope Francis listens as he takes questions from journalists aboard his flight from Philadelphia to Rome Sept. 27. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
In his wide-ranging press briefing en route from the United States to Rome, Pope Francis spoke on the difficult subject of forgiving priests who have molested minors, saying that the strength to forgive, and to be forgiven, can only come from God. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Sulpicians reinvigorate Edmonton seminary
Father Shayne Craig stands in front of the icon of the feast of the Presentation of Our Lady in the Temple, a gift to St. Joseph Seminary from the Sulpician Fathers. Ramon Gonzalez / Western Catholic Reporter (CCN).
The Sulpician Fathers are the cream of the cream in seminary formation. They run seminaries in several countries and are known for forming well-rounded priests. Many of their pupils and professors have gone on to become bishops and cardinals. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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