Friday, September 26, 2014

Parishes take abuse prevention to the next level

Archdiocese brings in resources for parents, children, ministry leaders, from Texas-based group
Members of the Texas-based group Praesidium pause for a picture at the Vatican. Praesidium works with dioceses to train clergy and laity to root out abuse. Photo submitted.
The Archdiocese of Vancouver is working with a Texas-based group to train parents, children, and ministry leaders in ways to root out abuse. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Sts. John XXIII, John Paul II added to General Roman Calendar
Pope John Paul II, now Pope St. John Paul II, greets Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople aboard a train taking religious leaders to Assisi, Italy, for a spiritual summit for peace in this Jan. 24, 2002, file photo. CNS photo / Vatican.
The Congregation for Divine Worship on Thursday added Saints John XXIII and John Paul II to the universal calendar of the modern Roman rite, with both their feasts observed during October. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Archbishop Roche stresses reverent liturgies and good homilies at CCCB plenary
CCCB Vice President Bishop Douglas Crosby of Hamilton; Archbishop Arthur  Roche, secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments; and CCCB president Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau after presenting Archbishop Roche with a copy of the new Lectionary for Mass.
Reverent liturgical celebrations and good homilies play a key role in the Church's missionary rebirth the secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship told Canada's bishops Sept. 15. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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