Monday, February 16, 2015

Consecrated people renew their vows

Year for Consecrated Life honours vows of service
Sisters from at least 18 religious congregations, as well as 11 priests and 10 consecrated lay women, hold candles as they recommit to poverty, chastity, and obedience at Holy Name of Jesus Church Feb. 2. Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, celebrated Mass as part of the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Consecrated priests, sisters, and lay people renewed lifelong vows during a joyful celebration in Holy Name of Jesus Church. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

'A dark day for Australia'
A refugee family from Myanmar. The Australian bishops welcomed a High Court decision in 2011 that granted a permanent injunction against the deportation of 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia. Now the dark side of refugee life is coming to light. CNS photo/Bazuki Muhammad, Reuters.
A report detailing the profoundly negative effects of the long-term detention of children seeking asylum in Australia has led Church leaders there to call the government's policy "barbaric." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Responding to the many synod questions
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, greets a family. BCC file photo.
Pope Francis has announced an Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for October 2015 on topics related to the family and evangelization. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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