Wednesday, June 11, 2014

School board policy draws sharp criticism

Bullying should not be an excuse for bringing in propaganda, Catholic says
A concerned parent speaks at the Vancouver School Board consultation May 29. Many worried the confidentiality clause would allow teachers to keep parents in the dark if their child chose to identify as transgender. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Tension filled a crowded Vancouver School Board room as speakers bearing signs and rainbow-striped flags voiced their views of a draft policy for homosexual and possible transgender students. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope reveals an enduring passion for beautiful game
Vincenzo Montella (third from left), the coach of Serie A team Fiorentina, presents gifts to Pope Francis May 2. The Pontiff recalled his own childhood full of "joyful moments on Sundays spent together" with his family at a Buenos Aires stadium. CNS / L'Osservatore Romano / Reuters.
When players from 32 countries perform on the world's biggest stage in Brazil, one white zucchetto-capped fan might preach shorter homilies so he can watch the action. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Habs lose, archdiocese wins
An image of votive e-candles from the now defunct website set up for Montreal Canadiens fans to pray for their team. The archdiocese of Montreal raised $2,376. Archdiocese of Montreal.
While the Montreal Canadiens were cleaning out their lockers for the summer, the Archdiocese of Montreal's Internet campaign cleaned up. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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