Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Syrian catastrophe in danger of destabilizing region

Only Pope has moral authority on international stage
A man runs while carrying a child who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad in Aleppo Jan. 21. CNS photo / Ammar Abdullah, Reuters.
Despite millions of dollars in aid, the conflict in Syria has left the country "totally broken" said Carl Hetu, national secretary of CNEWA (Catholic Near East Welfare Association) Canada. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Scottish Catholic agency free to follow beliefs against same-sex adoption
Priest reads a letter criticizing the Scottish government for supporting plans to introduce same-sex marriage to the congregation during Mass in St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh less than two years ago. CNS photo / David Moir, Reuters.
A Catholic adoption agency in Scotland has avoided a threat to its charitable status that could have closed the agency, following an appeals board's ruling that it may follow Church teaching against same-sex adoption. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Two saints who smiled

Angelo Roncalli and Karol Wojtyla, each in their own way, brought the joyful outlook of cheerful giving to the papacy as they both lived lives of deep faith. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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