Thursday, June 12, 2014

Faithful stand in solidarity with Chinese Catholics

250 gather at Shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan on World Day of Prayer for the Church in China
A statue of Our Lady of Sheshan leads the Marian procession around St. Francis Xavier Church and School during a full day of prayer for Chinese Catholics May 24. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
A new shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan drew 250 Catholics from the Lower Mainland and Seattle to St. Francis Xavier Church in Vancouver to pray in solidarity with the faithful in China. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope: Fear of the Lord an alarm reminding us of what's right
Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 11. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
During his June 11 general audience Pope Francis spoke on the Holy Spirit's gift of Fear of the Lord, saying it does not mean we should be afraid of God, but rather serves as a reminder to do the right thing. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Pope St. John XXIII honoured at St. John XXIII Parish
Archbishop Richard Gagnon of Winnipeg (left) and Father Gerald Langevin, pastor of Winnipeg's St. John XXIII Parish, with a portrait of the new saint. James Buchok / Prairie Messenger / CCN.
The papacy of John XXIII lasted less than five years, but it became a turning point in the history of the Catholic Church. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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