Friday, July 18, 2014

Steubenville conference rocks Toronto

Most attendees were high-school students from the Toronto area
Hundreds of students lining up for reconciliation, kids playing Frisbee with the Sisters of Life, bishops sitting with teens rocking out to worship-and-praise music, and thousands of young people on their knees adoring the Eucharist: these were scenes from Toronto's first Steubenville youth conference. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Iraqi bishops receive support
Syrian refugee children walk with their grandmother at Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, in May. Fleeing conflict and violence, refugees from Syria and Iraq praise the Catholic humanitarian agencies helping them cope with trauma while starting a new life in their adopted safe haven of Jordan. CNS photo / Muhammad Hamed, Reuters.
An international organization is providing Middle East bishops with funds to take care of their flocks while violence threatens their homes. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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