Monday, September 9, 2013

Sea Sunday brings Church together

Lower Mainland fishermen restore ancient blessing ritual
Fishing boats came in one by one for a blessing. Nina Sarabia / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
Over the years the universal Church has honoured those who brave gales, typhoons, and pirates with a day of prayer for fishermen and seafarers. The Archdiocese of Vancouver upheld that tradition earlier this year. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Other stories recently posted to the site include the following:

CCCB president thanks Cardinal Bertone, welcomes his replacement

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) president has thanked retiring Vatican Secretary of State and welcomed his replacement. "On behalf of the Bishops of Canada, I extend to you our heartfelt thanks for your years of faithful service to the Universal Church in your capacity as Secretary of State," CCCB president Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith wrote outgoing Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone in Sept. 3 letter. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Jerusalem Patriarchate participates in prayer vigil for Syria
Joining in Pope Francis's call to make Sept. 7 a day of fasting and prayer for the people of Syria, the Catholic Patriarchate of Jerusalem kept a Holy Hour at the Basilica of Gethsemane. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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