Thursday, February 4, 2016

Academic urges Catholics to engage with atheists

Philosopher Sam Rocha suggests meaningful dialogue between believers and non-believers
Philosophy professor Sam Rocha (right) speaks with attendees after his lecture at St. Joseph the Worker Parish Jan. 18. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
A philosopher-musician has a unique insight into how people who believe in God can connect with those who don't. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Mercy and justice not mututally exclusive, Pope says
People take selfies as Pope Francis arrives for his general audience in St. Peter's Square Feb. 3. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
When God is described in the Bible as being both merciful and just, it can seem like an identity crisis, but Pope Francis said it's the opposite: rather than contradicting each other, the two actually go hand in hand. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Bishops ask chance to express the truth about 'assisted death'
Spanish Missionary of Charity Sister Paul supports a patient in 2009 at the House for the Dying in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In a message for the 2015 World Day of the Sick, Pope Francis said "quality of life" proponents who think the gravely ill lead lives not worth living are peddling a great lie. CNS photo / Paul Jeffrey.
The president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked the Justice Minister for an invitation to appear before the physician-assisted dying committee. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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