Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Olympian wins a seat on Richmond city council

Councillor Alexa Loo says the parable of the talents drives her to be involved in her community
Former Olympic snowboarder Alexa Loo was elected to Richmond city council. Her goal is to maintain her home town's status as Canada's healthiest city. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
A former Olympic snowboarder is channelling her community spirit into her new role as a Richmond city councillor. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Huge crowds flock to see St. Francis Xavier's relics on his feast day
Pilgrims pray by and view the body of St. Francis Xavier during an exposition of the saint in December 2004 at the Se Cathedral in Goa, India. CNS photo / Anto Akkara.
On Dec. 3, the 462nd anniversary of his death, an estimated 200,000 people visited Se Cathedral in Old Goa to venerate the relics of St. Francis Xavier, the "Apostle to the Far East." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Senators introduce assisted suicide bill to fast-track debate
U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature and a former archbishop of St. Louis, speaks to a man during a May 4 pro-life demonstration in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Catholic politicians and judges who support laws in conflict with Church teaching on abortion, euthanasia, marriage, and related issues commit "sacrilege" and cause "grave scandal" if they receive Communion, the cardinal told an international conference of pro-life organizations. CNS photo / Katarzyna Artymiak.
Two senators introduced a euthanasia and assisted suicide bill Dec. 2 that may ensure debate on this controversial matter reaches the House of Commons before next year's federal election. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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