Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Congress shows a relevant Church

Local couples share impression from World Meeting of Families
John Paul and Natalie Sonnen (left), and Veronica and Felipe Grossling attended the World Meeting of Families in September. "You could see the universal nature of the Church," Veronica said. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Tens of thousands of believers at the World Meeting of Families made a great impression on a local couple who travelled there. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

A growing coalition agrees: Christians are genocide victims too
People gather in late April in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to protest the killing of more than 20 Ethiopian Christians by Islamic State militants in Libya. A group of 30 Christian leaders, including Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, has asked for a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry in advance of the State Department's declaration of genocides taking place around the world. CNS photo / Solan Kolli, EPA.
Legal experts, religious leaders, and now an independent government commission are asking the U.S. State Department to include Christians among the victims of genocide perpetrated by ISIS. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Ambitious Liberal agenda faces challenges as new Parliament opens
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, Status of Women Minister Patricia Hajdu, and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced the launch of an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women Dec. 8. They were joined by an Algonquin elder (far left) who led the announcement with a traditional prayer.
With the opening of the 42nd Parliament, the new Liberal government already faces challenges in meeting its ambitious promises, especially in paying for them. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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