Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mission to Seafarers fills vital role

Chaplains will bring Christmas gifts to sailors on their ships
Sailors grin after being given presents Dec. 24, 2012, in English Bay, during a Mission to Seafarers event. Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
Three wise men will bring presents to homesick sailors Dec. 24 in an annual event. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Family synod gets down to basics of marriage, Pope says
Col. Daniel Anrig, commander of the Swiss Guard, lower right, walks alongside the popemobile as Pope Francis arrives for his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 26. The Pope has ordered Col. Anrig to end his service Jan. 31. In an interview with the Argentinean newspaper "La Nacion," the Pope praised the qualities of Col. Anrig but said that a "renovation would be healthy." A replacement has not been appointed. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
In his weekly general audience Pope Francis started a new catechesis on the family, and explained that discussion surrounding the topic in the synod of bishops is rooted in the fundamental truths of marriage. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Canada's nuncio recalls childhood Nativity scene in Italy
Canada's Papal Nuncio Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi remembers, when he was 5, his Aunt Rosa giving him some "little statues to make the crib" or Nativity scene. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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