Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Project Advance grant assists Chaldean community

Bus purchase means driver can transport children to catechism classes at St. Andrew Kim Parish
Chaldean children and parents ride a bus to catechism class at St. Andrew Kim Parish Jan. 19. Majd, an 11-year-old student, said that during their time on board, the group of Middle Eastern Catholics "talk to neighbours and sometimes pray" in Arabic or in English. Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
A one-time Iraqi army conscript, now living in Canada, is a barber by day and a bus driver by night. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Millennials' pro-life commitment wows bishops
Students from Shanley High School in Fargo, N.D., St. Mary's High School in Bismarck, N.D., and Bishop Ryan High School in Minot, N.D., carry the lead banner during the annual March for Life in Washington Jan. 22. Nearly 500 students from North Dakota Ca tholic schools participated in this year's event. CNS photo / Gregory A. Shemitz.
Both Roman and Orthodox Catholic bishops were stirred by the presence of the Millennial generation at the 2015 March for Life. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Oil price drop postpones budget
Brian Dijkema, work and economics program director of Cardus. Deborah Gyapong / (CCN).
A drop in oil prices have raised doubts whether the federal government can balance the budget but observers say election promises are unlikely to be affected. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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