Friday, August 29, 2014

Sisters channel pro-life passion in religious life

Orphans in Mexico taught woman about dignity of human beings before she became Sister of Life
Sister Monica Marie Therese, SV, (right) poses with Sister Antoniana Maria Macapagal, SV, at St. Patrick's Church in Vancouver. Sister Therese professed her first vows last year. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Serving young children dying of AIDS in Mexico led one Coquitlam woman to don a habit and to vow to proclaim the sacredness of life. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Vatican adviser: anti-Ebola effort needs international backup
Residents of the West Point neighborhood of Monrovia, Liberia, wait for food rations to be handed out Aug. 21 as part of the government's quarantine plan for the area to fight the spread of the Ebola virus. Church workers say hunger and panic are major problems in Liberia and Sierra Leone as neighbourhoods are sealed off or quarantined. CNS photo / Ahmed Jallanzo, EPA.
Though the Church and others are doing much to help Ebola victims, "extraordinary measures" are needed to halt the epidemic, a Vatican adviser on health issues has said. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

CCCB welcomes appointment of Dennis Savoie as Holy See Ambassador
Dutch Prince Jaime de Bourbon-Parme is sworn in as the Dutch Ambassador to the Holy See by King Willem-Alexander at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague, Netherlands. Canada has a new ambassador to the Holy See, But his swearing in is not expected to be so grand. CNS photo / Jeroen van der Meyde, pool via EPA.
The president of Canada's bishops' conference welcomed the naming of Dennis Savoie as Canada's new Ambassador to the Holy See. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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