Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Archdiocese takes action against prostitution

Various Catholic groups join new committee to end human trafficking in Canada
Sister Nancy Brown.
The Supreme Court's decision to strike down prostitution laws in this country has motivated several groups in the Vancouver archdiocese to form a committee dedicated to denouncing human trafficking. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Belgium's child euthanasia move lamented as 'unbelievable'
Protesters in Brussels hold banners Feb. 11 against legislation authorizing euthanasia for children. Belgian legislators voted Feb. 13 to make their country the world's first to allow euthanasia for small children, despite vigorous opposition from the Catholic Church and all main religious groups. CNS photo / Laurent Dubrule, Reuters.
In the wake of Belgium's recent decision to legalize euthanasia for children, several members of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life voiced their dismay at the new practice. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Fathers Poilievre and Boyle offer insights and testimony
Father Andre Poilievre.
STR8 UP, a Saskatoon organization helping ex-gang members find hope and healing to become good parents, faithful partners, and responsible citizens, and Homeboy Industries, a much larger gang recovery organization based in Los Angeles, offered insights and powerful testimony of hope and healing during a conference in Saskatoon Feb. 5-6. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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