Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Cemetery director asks faithful to pray for the dead

Urns will be accepted for burial in communal plot for free
Nuns pray in the Verano cemetery in Rome on All Souls Day in 2009. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Catholic Cemeteries staff are asking the faithful to pray with them this November. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Marriage doesn't take away your freedom: quite the opposite, Pope says
Banners of newly canonized saints hang from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica as Pope Francis leaves after giving a general audience in St. Peter's Square Oct. 21. From left the banners show St. Vincenzo Grossi, founder of the Institute of the Daughters of the Oratory; Sts. Louis and Marie Zelie Guerin Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux; and St. Maria of the Immaculate Conception, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Company of the Cross. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Pope Francis Wednesday said that contrary to modern notions, fidelity in marriage does not rob us of personal freedom but instead is a fundamental attribute of all human relationships based on love. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Conference honours newly canonized saints Zelie and Louis Martin
Rita and Gerard McCarthy of the Marriages for Mary apostolate were keynote speakers at the Sanctifying Families conference in Ottawa Oct. 16-17. It focused on the example of the new saints Zelie and Louis Martin. Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
On the eve of Zelie and Louis Martin's canonization Oct. 18, Ottawa parents, some already devoted to the new saints, took part in a conference on sanctifying families Oct. 16-17. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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