Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Acclaim like John the Baptist!

Chant workshop led by former actor
Father Edward Evanko, a retired Ukrainian Catholic priest, guides Terry McCullough, a lector at Sts. Peter and Paul in Vancouver, through the basics of chanting. Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
Hundreds of "Alleluias!" echoed through the church as a former Broadway star enthusiastically encouraged lectors to act like Greek heroines and St. John the Baptist. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Oscar Romero to be beatified
People carry a banner of Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador, El Salvador, March 22, 2014. CNS photo / Roberto Escobar.
Pope Francis authorized the promulgation of decrees recognizing the martyrdom of Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero, paving the way for his beatification, as well as the martyrdom of three priests in Peru. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Ottawa archbishop raises alarm about proposed sex education program
Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, with MP Pierre Lemieux and his wife Audrey. Photo by Robert Du Broy (CCN).
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, of Ottawa warned a proposed Ontario sexual education curriculum could threaten parental rights and force "immoral" teachings on Catholic school children. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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