Monday, April 14, 2014

Two schools stand against hunger

More than a symbolic gesture of harmony: over $1,100 raised
St. Thomas Aquinas and Notre Dame student bands teamed up to raise funds for Catholic Charities' The Door Is Open March 12. Admission by donation brought in over $1,100. Photo submitted.
Playing music to fight hunger: this was the purpose of a band concert at St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School March 12. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Greatest fruit of WYD has been vocations, organizer says
A pilgrim from New York waves a poster to welcome Pope John Paul II to World Youth Day in Toronto July 25, 2002. The Polish Pontiff inaugurated World Youth Day 30 years ago. CNS photo / Nancy Wiechec.
At a recent gathering discussing preparations for World Youth Day in Krakow, a coordinator for the event emphasized how each year many youths receive the courage to answer their vocational call. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Pope John XXIII remembered chiefly for calling the Second Vatican Council
A tapestry bearing the likeness of Blessed John XXIII hangs from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica during his beatification ceremony at the Vatican in this Sept. 3, 2000, file photo. CNS photo / Filippo Monteforte, EPA.
Though Pope John XXIII was known as a simple, saintly man, he will be chiefly remembered for calling the Second Vatican Council, says Saint Paul University theologian Catherine Clifford. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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