Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Catholic Voices co-founder trains new recruits

Austen Ivereigh explains how faithful can talk to news media about assisted dying, abortion
Austen Ivereigh, co-founder of Catholic Voices, teaches new members to "re-frame" issues to get their message across. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Journalist and author Austen Ivereigh, co-founder of Catholic Voices, arrived in Vancouver in June. He was here to train young people to talk to the media, preparing for the launch of Catholic Voices in Canada later this year. He talked to The B.C. Catholic about the driving force behind the project, how to make the Church's teachings relevant, and an upcoming book on Pope Francis. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Pope Francis smiles as he arrives to lead his June 25 general audience in St. Peter's Square. CNS photo / Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters.
In his general audience address Pope Francis drew attention to how God formed the Church to unify humanity, emphasizing that no one is saved on their own, but rather through the help of others. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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An insurance agent looks over the church bells from a Catholic church in Illinois after a tornado ripped through the town in 2012. It's not always obvious what insurance plans will cover. CNS photo / Paul Newton, courtesy of The Southern Illinoisan.
Quebec physicians face moral and legal quandaries as their province prepares to implement its new euthanasia law contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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