Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lawyer asks laity to tutor others on enshrined rights

Erinn Broshko, a federal Conservative nominee, laments society's loss of respect for religion
Erinn Broshko (third from left), a Conservative nominee for a federal Vancouver riding, stands with Arthur Power, Peter Mensah, and John Ng Shun Oct. 2. "We live in a pluralistic society where one of our strengths is the ability to disagree (and to be) tolerant," Broshko said during his lecture at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
A man vying to sit in the House of Commons is advocating that citizens share responsibility for defending freedom of conscience and religious rights.
Erinn Broshko, a Conservative nominee for the newly created riding of Vancouver-Granville and a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, gave a lecture Oct. 2 at VanDusen Botanical Garden. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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The Church's mystery is both visible and spiritual, Pope says
People in the crowd cheer as Pope Francis arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 29. The Pope pleaded for the international community to take stronger coordinated steps to "annihilate" the Ebola virus. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
In his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke of the visible actions carried out by the Church, explaining that they are an expression of her deeper spiritual reality rooted in the two natures of Christ. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Catholic entities have faced discrimination from TRC, says director
Native American prayer leaders offer individual blessings during a healing service July 25 at the annual Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo, N.D. Native American Catholics were urged to become "warriors" in the effort to preserve their endangered languages. There are 191 native languages in the U.S. and 87 in Canada that are endangered or already extinct, according to a UNESCO online atlas. CNS photo / Nancy Wiechec.
The Catholic entities involved in Indian Residential Schools have been unfairly targeted by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) chairman, says lawyer Pierre Baribeau. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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