Friday, October 30, 2015

Faithful celebrate reformer

St. Teresa of Avila is the patron saint of Spain
Several actors in a play depicting St. Teresa of Avila's life receive applause from an enthusiastic crowd at St. Edmund's Parish in North Vancouver Oct. 17. Joshua Tng / The B.C. Catholic.
A lively celebration that included 150 of the faithful was held in St. Edmund's Gym to celebrate the fifth centenary of the birth of a saint and mystic. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Final synod document strongly backs Church teaching, beauty of family life
Pilgrims reach out for Communion as Pope Francis celebrates Mass Jan. 18 in Manila, Philippines. CNS photo / Francis Maalasig, EPA.
With a two-thirds majority vote, the more than 200 bishops gathered for the Vatican's synod on the family supported Church teaching on hot-button issues such as homosexuality and communion for divorced and remarried persons. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Liberal victory signals shifts at home and abroad
Prime Minister designate Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper took part in ceremonies Oct. 22 to honour those who died in terrorist attacks in Canada in October 2014. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
The Liberal victory signals some important shifts both at home and on the world stage, say experts. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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