Friday, May 9, 2014

Knights draw attention to this year's successes

State Deputy Edward Shawchuk aims for more pro-life work in coming year
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (left) stands with Edward Shawchuk and Bishop Ken Nowakowski of the Eparchy of New Westminster. Shawchuk received the Benemerenti Medal in 2012 for his "exceptional service to the Church." BCC file photo.
For 18 years, the B.C. and Yukon Knights of Columbus have held the record for being the most generous givers in the whole order. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Nigerian cardinal urges action to free kidnapped girls
Women holding signs take part in 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 / Akintunde Akinleye, Reuters.
Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja has called for "concrete action" to save the hundreds of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, saying his country is "ashamed" by its failure to find them. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Pope Francis sends greetings to participants in National March for Life
Cardinal Lacroix reads the Pope's message to the National March for Life. Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
Pope Francis sent greetings to the thousands of prolife marchers who participated in the National March for Life here May 8. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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