Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Irish Jesuit snapped iconic photographs of doomed liner

Francis Browne, soon to be a priest, sailed on RMS Titanic
Browne's last photo was of the Titanic leaving Cobh (Queenstown), Ireland, April 12. He had been left behind.
Last month mariners remembered a solemn date that evokes a grim reminder of the cruelty of the sea. In the wee hours of April 15, 1912, the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope Francis: gift of counsel illuminates the will of God
A Swiss Guard is seen as Pope Francis arrives for his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 7. Thirty young men were sworn in as new Swiss Guards May 6. CNS photo / Tony Gentile, Reuters.
During his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the Holy Spirit's gift of counsel, explaining that through it we learn to be docile to the Lord rather than attached to our own ideas. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Sri Lankan immigrant wins social justice award

Catholic Social Services will honour Oblate Father Brian Jayawardhana with its Msgr. Bill Irwin Award of Excellence at the agency's annual meeting in June. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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