Friday, September 23, 2016

St. Mary's Parish plans wedding for 15 couples

New ministry about to host what will possibly be the biggest wedding in the archdiocese
Pope Francis holds a massive wedding for 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica Sept. 14, 2014. Now a Vancouver parish is a planning similar event for Oct. 15. Paul Haring / CNS.
Wedding gowns, ties, and flowers are about to flood St. Mary's Church for what will likely be the biggest wedding in the history of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Pastoral guidelines issued for Catholics considering euthanasia
Father Kevin Regan of the Archdiocese of Washington poses for a demonstration of the granting of absolution that occurs during the sacrament of reconciliation. There must be contrition and a firm purpose of amendment, so those who are not contrite are not "properly disposed" to receive the sacrament, say Alberta's bishops. Nancy Phelan Wiechec / CNS.
The Bishops of Alberta and Northwest Territories have issued pastoral guidelines for clergy dealing with Catholics who are considering euthanasia or assisted suicide. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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