Monday, September 8, 2014

Local Knights receive international acclaim in Florida

Council 5540 praised for years of toil to complete chapel that houses first-class relic of St. Faustina
Knights Peter Elliott (right) and Edward Shawchuk and their wives were in Orlando to receive the International Services Award. Photo submitted.
A Coquitlam Grand Knight received an honour on behalf of All Saints Council 5540. Carl Anderson, the Supreme Knight, made the presentation. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

More pleas for aid as Ebola outbreak worsens
A Liberian nurse walks in front of St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital that is now closed due to Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia, Aug. 9. Liberia's health system is in "complete shambles," a Church aid agency said, as the death of a Spanish priest brought to six the number of caregivers at the hospital who have died of Ebola in August. CNS photo / Ahmed Jallanzo, EPA.
The continuing spread of Ebola in Africa is putting more lives at risk, while containment efforts and the flight of vital workers have endangered food supplies and medical care even for those without the disease. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Euthanasia no way to promote human rights, dignity, coalition says
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, explains the immorality of physician-assisted suicide to the press. CNS photo / Marcus Donner, Reuters.
Killing off the old, the infirm, and the disabled won't promote the human rights, dignity, or freedom of anybody, the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition argued in a factum submitted to the Supreme Court of Canada Aug. 28. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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