Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Archbishop visits Deaf community

Father Richard Luberti, CSsR, views confessions, signs penances
Dale Gris (left) and Alessandra Naas, both Deaf Catholics, share a smile at a barbeque at Grace House, the Deaf Catholic centre adjacent to St. Francis de Sales Church in Burnaby. Photo submitted.
Most priests hear confessions; one local priest views them. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Albanian priest waited decades for ordination
Pope Francis embraces Franciscan Father Ernest Troshani during a visit to Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. Pope Francis wept when he heard the testimony of Father Troshani, 84, who for 28 years was imprisoned, tortured, and sentenced to forced labour for refusing to speak out against the Catholic Church as his captors ordered. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via EPA.
Pope Francis touched on Albania's recent history of religious oppression several times throughout his one-day trip Sept. 21. Albania lived under state-imposed atheism from 1967 to 1991, but priests and other religious leaders began to endure persecution when dictator Enver Hoxha took power in 1946. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Jesuit priest based in Syria urges caution as Canada debates military action
A street in Homs, Syria.
As Canada debated joining the United States and other nations in military intervention to stop ISIS (or ISIL) a Jesuit priest based in Syria urged caution and renewed efforts to find peace. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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