Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hockey legends mourn larger-than-life Canucks coach

Pat Quinn, who once wanted to wear Roman collar, guided Team Canada to Olympic gold in 2002
He led the Canucks heartbreakingly close to the Stanley Cup, helped the "Russian Rocket," Pavel Bure, take off in Vancouver, and oversaw Team Canada's first Olympic gold medal victory in 50 years. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Manila declares five-day holiday for Pope Francis's upcoming visit
A man sells necklaces with pictures of Pope Francis on them outside a Manila cathedral. Pope Francis is scheduled to celebrate Mass in the cathedral during his Jan. 15-19 trip to the Philippines. CNS photo / Ritchie B. Tongo, EPA.
In an executive order, the mayor of Manila has declared a five-day non-working holiday for Pope Francis's Jan. 15-19 visit, something the national government is considering. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Spending time with family and friends makes Christmas special
A priest is joined by students, families, and staff as he blesses donated Christmas gifts during an annual Mass that celebrates Christmas and brings together all the gifts collected in a school. After Mass the students deliver the gifts to needy families. CNS photo / Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier.
A new Angus Reid survey shows 94 per cent of Canadians, regardless of background, say spending time with family and friends is "what makes Christmas special." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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