Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Catholic schools install earthquake sensors, alarms

Underground devices fitted at 21 locations, 46 schools linked up to early warning system
Carlos Ventura, director of UBC's Earthquake Engineering Research Facility, displays the technology going in the ground near most of the schools in the archdiocese. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Shiny new earthquake sirens and detection equipment are now plugged in to nearly every Catholic school in the Lower Mainland. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope Francis to Albanian youth: where you exist, there is hope
Pope Francis greets a young man during a meeting with children during a visit to the church at the Bethany Centre in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
After celebrating Mass in Mother Teresa Square during his one-day trip to Albania, Pope Francis led the crowds in the angelus prayer, urging the country's young people to live a life fully engaged with Christ. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Catholics urged to support national dementia strategy
Lucia Murphy turns on headphones playing a muted radio station as she prepares Marcia LaBant for the Virtual Dementia Tour in Harrisburg, Pa. In the background, Kate Neri looks on as Sister Maria Theresa Hronec, a member of the Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, places plastic inserts in her shoes as part of the experiment. CNS photo / Chris Heisey, Catholic Witness.
An Ottawa Catholic husband and father whose wife suffers a rare, early onset form of dementia hopes Canada's bishops will help advance a national dementia strategy. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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