Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Artists paint for a good cause at L'Arche's annual event

Burnaby mayor dons painter's smock at fundraiser for people with developmental disabilities
Sponsor Peter Chung receives a painting created by Wayne Streifel, Caroline Short, Alex Richmond, and Ilonka Klein at L'Arche's The Art of Being Together fundraiser April 3. Agnieszka Krawczynski / BCC.
Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan has taken up painting. The first-time artist put brush to canvas to help L'Arche Greater Vancouver raise money at their fifth annual The Art of Being Together fundraising event. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Holy See emphasizes family's role in poverty eradication
A statue is pictured in the foreground as workers from a government demolition crew dismantle shanties in Manila, Philippines, in January. Pope Francis chose the theme, "He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich," for this year's Lenten message. CNS photo / Romeo Ranoco, Reuters.
Praising the U.N.'s plan to eradicate poverty, the Holy See's observer to the body emphasized the importance of the family in encouraging development and in fighting poverty. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Pro-life, pro-family protestors arrested at University of Regina
Anti-gay activist William Whatcott walks during a break in hearings at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa in 2011. Whatcott was charged with promoting hate after distributing flyers in Saskatchewan condemning homosexual activity. CNS photo / Chris Wattie, Reuters.
The Christian community is being marginalized, warns a lawyer who will represent two pro-life, pro-family protestors arrested April 14 at the University of Regina. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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