Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Parishioners say no to marijuana dispensary

Many sign petition hoping to prevent an opening
MLA Adrian Dix (left) joins St. Mary's parishioners Mildred Moy and Richard Lange as they present a petition with 1,800 signatures to the City of Vancouver. They asked the city not to allow a medical marijuana dispensary to open near St. Mary's. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
A proposed marijuana dispensary has members of St. Mary's Parish worried about the impact on their community. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Executions in the U.S. are falling dramatically. Why?
The electric chair that executed 125 men between 1916 and 1960 in Tennessee is seen on display at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington. CNS photo / Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA.
Executions in the United States fell to the lowest number in decades in 2015, and recent Popes may have helped spur the drop in public support for capital punishment. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Bishops and rabbis launch national initiative
Bishop John A. Boissonneau (left) and Rabbi Reuben Poupko are the co-chairmen of the Catholic-Jewish Dialogue for Canada. Concacan Inc.
Catholics and Jews are finally in dialogue on a national level. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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