Friday, April 11, 2014

Bake sale promotes tradition, church

Ukrainians to share Easter goodies
These sweet loaves are one of many of the treats for sale at Ukrainian churches this season. Photo submitted.
For Ukrainian Catholics, Easter is all about family, tradition, and church. That's why four parishes in the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of New Westminster are holding bake sales again this spring. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope responds to Venezuelan peace talks invitation
Anti-government protesters pray during a rally against violence in Caracas, Venezuela, March 5. Bishops in Caracas urged both the government and protestors to resist violence amid a deepening standoff in Venezuela that has further polarized the country and left church charities struggling. CNS photo / Tomas Bravo, Reuters.
Answering an invitation from Venezuela's foreign affairs minister to participate in the country's peace talks, Pope Francis sent a letter to all parties involved, encouraging them to foster open dialogue. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Former Prime Minister Mulroney recalls Pope John Paul II
South African President Nelson Mandela assists Pope John Paul II at the Johannesburg International Airport in 1995 at the start of the pope's first official visit to the country. Mandela, who led the struggle to replace the country's apartheid regime wit h a multiracial democracy, died Dec. 5 at age 95 at his home in Johannesburg. CNS photo / Patrick De Noirmont, Reuters.
Brian Mulroney was elected prime minister only days before Pope John Paul II made his first historic visit to Canada in 1984, and he remembers his encounters with him well. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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