Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Archbishop opens wide local holy door

Faithful fill Holy Rosary Cathedral for start of Year of Mercy
Hundreds gathered at Holy Rosary Cathedral at the dawn of the Jubilee Year of Mercy and the opening of the holy door, in Latin porta sancta. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Euthanasia deaths increase by 10 per cent in Netherlands
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial May 27 in Ottawa, Ont., as part of a three-day state visit to Canada. The visit, the first for the royal couple, commemorates the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Netherlands, when Canadian soldiers helped drive out the Nazis at the end of World War II. CNS photo / Art Babych.
The number of Dutch people asking to die at the hands of doctors continues to rise. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Attorney General does not oppose Quebec's exemption from euthanasia extension
Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
The attorney general does not oppose Quebec's seeking an exemption from the extension Ottawa seeks from the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) on the Carter decision on assisted suicide. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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