Thursday, January 22, 2015

Estate planning promoted

Workshops to advise on end-of-life issues
Writing wills and making burial plans can be complicated, awkward tasks, but an upcoming series of free workshops aims to make them easier. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Big families bring hope, not poverty: Pope Francis
Pope Francis touches a lamb after a blessing to mark feast of St. Agnes at the Vatican Jan. 21. The wool from two lambs blessed by the Pope will be used to make the palliums the Pontiff gives each June to new archbishops from around the world. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters.
Pope Francis rejected the "simplistic" belief that large families are among the causes of poverty, stressing that economic systems which create a culture of waste are to blame. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Bishop Gendron takes part in annual visit to Holy Land
Bishop Lionel Gendron of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Que., looks through a fence at the Cremisan Valley from the Salesian Sisters' convent in Beit Jalla, West Bank, Jan. 13. Bishop Gendron was part of the Holy Land Coordination visit for bishops from Europe and North America. CNS photo / Debbie Hill.
A Canadian bishop who travelled to Gaza with the annual Holy Land Coordination visit to Middle East Jan. 11-12 says fear is the biggest obstacle to mutual recognition of human dignity. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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