Friday, January 17, 2014

Hagemoen family recalls bishop's younger years

Young Mark showed adventurous, competitive spirit when hiking, playing basketball, skiing
Bishop Mark Hagemoen's parents Myra (left) and Eric Hagemoen, brother Dan Hagemoen (second from right) and aunt Mary Hagemoen (right) attend his ordination in Yellowknife. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Bishop Mark Hagemoen acquired his reputation as a tireless hiker, a competitive athlete, and a leader before he was called to the priesthood, his family said as they reflected on his childhood. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Controversy over a Seattle-area Catholic school's treatment of employees who contract so-called "same-sex marriages" is being described as a chance for the school to explain Church teaching and defend the faith. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Conservative MP Joy Smith says she hopes to convince her colleagues on both sides of the aisle the so-called Nordic model is the best way to replace Canada's prostitution laws. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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