Monday, January 26, 2015

WWII veteran strengthened Legion of Mary in B.C.

Daniel O'Reilly, a Vancouver-born postman, had a passion for social justice and lived to age 99
Daniel and Mary O'Reilly married in 1943, when he was stationed in England during World War II. Later, they raised a family on Sea Island. When she suffered Alzheimer's, he nursed her for 16 years. Photo submitted.
He served in Rome during World War II, stood up for minorities, trained future bishops, and championed the Legion of Mary on the west coast. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Leading Iraqi Christian calls on Muslims to confront 'culture of hatred'
Chaldean Bishop Frank Kalabat carries a monstrance Aug. 1 as he leads nearly 1,000 Chaldean Catholics outside Mother of God Chaldean Church in Southfield, Mich., in praying for for persecuted Iraqi Christians. CNS photo / Mike Stechschulte, The Michigan Catholic.
The Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon has encouraged Iraqi Muslims to confront violent extremists, stressing the need to return to peaceful coexistence despite present threats in the country. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Millettes describe restorative justice in action
Is Our Community Safe? was the title of a restorative justice evening hosted by St. Anne's Parish Dec. 10 and facilitated by community reintegration chaplain Peter Oliver of the Micah Mission. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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