Friday, January 30, 2015

Many gather for Mass in 14 languages

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish hosts multicultural liturgy and performances
Catholics wearing traditional Latin American, Syrian, Polish, Filipino, Salvadoran, and Korean dress, along with many others, filled the gymnasium at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Jan. 18. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
People in traditional dress of vibrant colours filled the pews at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on the 101st World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Coming soon to the Vatican: haircuts for Rome's homeless
A homeless person sleeps outside the Vatican press office near St. Peter's Square Nov. 13. Public restrooms in St. Peter's Square will be renovated to include showers so the homeless can wash. Dozens of homeless people live within sight of the Vatican. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
The Vatican's continued efforts to help the homeless of Rome have expanded beyond showers and bathrooms at St. Peter's Square, with a barber shop set to open soon. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Equality and freedom are not free: Blackstock
Dr. Cindy Blackstock / Frank Flegel / Prairie Messenger.
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) is expected to release its decision on the human rights of indigenous children by April. If the ruling goes against the federal government, indigenous children will be entitled to the rights, privileges, and services available to non-indigenous children. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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