Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hearts burn with Gospel joy

Youth Day offers engaging talks, praise, and worship
Some 450 students and youth leaders raise their hands in affirmation. Derek Juneson / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
Youth Day, held at Archbishop Carney Secondary School May 3, lived up to its theme: "Our hearts burning within" taken from St. Luke's account of two disciples' encounter with Jesus on the road to Emmaus. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Religious leaders can help counter Boko Haram, U.S. bishops say
A woman holds a sign during a May 5 protest in Lagos, Nigeria, to demand the release of abducted high school girls. The Islamist militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the abduction of 276 schoolgirls during a raid in the village of Chibok in April. CNS photo / Antunde Akinleye, Reuters.
Denouncing the "heinous" kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria, the U.S. bishops have urged their government to partner with both Christians and Muslims in the country to counter Boko Haram. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Eliminate the crisis, not the pregnancy, says Bishop Riesbeck
Auxiliary Bishop Christian Bishop Riesbeck of Ottawa delivered the homily at the pro-life Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral in conjunction with the National March for Life. Deborah Gyapong / (CCN).
When Ottawa's new auxiliary bishop, Christian Riesbeck, became the pastor of a parish in Houston, Tex., he soon faced a difficult pastoral challenge: the pregnancy of a young lady. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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