Monday, December 16, 2013

Prisoners thank compassionate ministry volunteers

Development Day provides chance for learning, sharing, bonding
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, opens a gift from a group of inmates as a thank-you for his support of prison outreach. Photo submitted to The B.C. Catholic.

One of the greatest joys of attending the annual Support & Development Day each October for the prison ministry of the archdiocese is the opportunity to meet and hear from those for whom I volunteer, the prisoners themselves. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

European Parliament rejects notion of abortion as human right

Martin Schulz of Germany, president of the European Parliament, walks with Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household, to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican Oct. 11. CNS photo / Vincenzo Pinto, pool via Reuters.
Members of the European Parliament have rejected a report which suggested that abortion be defined as a "human rights and public health concern." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Marriage proposed at Cana in Galilee
Jason Malaka asks Kristin Kopp to marry him at the site of the biblical wedding feast of Cana. Lorraine Turchansky / Western Catholic Reporter / CCN.

When Kristin Kopp read in her Sunday bulletin last Easter about Archbishop Smith's Jubilee Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, she knew she had to be there. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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