Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Consultation shows too few Catholics know Church teaching

CCCB sends responses about family to Holy See before extraordinary synod
Youth leaders give a presentation on abstinence and the theology of the body at a high school. A study published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine showed that young teens given an abstinence-only message were significantly more likely to delay having sex. CNS photo / Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic.
Results of a country-wide consultation show many Catholics don't know enough about the Church's teaching on family issues. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Vatican theologians recognize miracle attributed to Paul VI
Pope Paul VI, Giovanni Battista Montini, is pictured in an undated portrait from the Vatican. Marking the 50th anniversary of the election of Pope Paul, Pope Francis asked 5,000 pilgrims to examine how well they imitate the late Pope's love for Christ, for the church and for humanity. CNS photo.
The consulting theologians of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable Pope Paul VI, moving him closer to sainthood. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Sister in Prince Albert, Sask., turns 100
Sister Irene Ouelette. Madeleine Marchildon / Prairie Messenger.
On Jan. 26, surrounded by family and friends, Sister Irene Ouellette, a Daughter of Providence, celebrated her 100th birthday. A come-and-go tea was held at the home of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Prince Albert, where Sister Ouellette has been in the infirmary since 2007. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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