Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Catholic Women's League hosts classes

ESL speakers have opportunity to learn Mass responses in July
John Lundy, a member of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, works one-on-one with an immigrant from Honduras while leading a a class in English as a second language June 2 at Mercy Center in New York. CNS photo / Gregory A. Shemitz.
Have you ever attended Mass in a foreign language and struggled to follow along with the responses? Then you've experienced the problem that some Catholics with English as a second language (ESL) find when they immigrate to Canada. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope Francis prays for peace after praying the Angelus
People display the flags of Germany and Argentina before Pope Francis leads the Angelus in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican July 13. Germany defeated Argentina July 13 in the World Cup final soccer match. CNS photo / Bob Roller.
Pope Francis prayed on July 13 for peace in the Holy Land, asking participants to join him in a moment of silent prayer. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Doctors' conscience rights under attack in birth control debate
When first introduced, the birth control pill was heralded as a development that would lead to fewer divorces and a steep decline in the number of unwanted pregnancies and in the number of abortions. Fifty years later cultural evidence shows those expect ations to be unfulfilled. CNS / Nancy Wiechec.
Doctors who refuse to prescribe birth control pills have become the focus of a debate over physicians' rights to freedom of conscience and religion when practising medicine. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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