Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ugandan nun shuns revenge, would forgive warlord

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe pleads for assistance to sow hope for abused women and children
Sophie Lui, a Global News anchor (left), moderates a question-and-answer session with Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Feb. 3. The nun has taught 2,000 women to sew "away their pains" from a brutal civil war. Karen Tregillas / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
When a Ugandan nun confronted an armed rebel soldier from the Lord's Resistance Army in her school's kitchen, her act of kindness saved her life. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope Francis creates new cardinals
Cardinals Vincent Nichols of Westminster, centre, and Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, talk with an unidentified person before a consistory at which Pope Francis created 20 new cardinals in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Feb. 14. At left is Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the retired Archbishop of Westminster. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Pope Francis welcomed the Catholic Church's newest cardinals on Feb. 14, encouraging them to centre themselves in Jesus Christ as they lead the faithful in patience, justice, and docility to the Holy Spirit. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Speculation mounts about government response to euthanasia decision
The supreme court building in Ottawa. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
Speculation is mounting on the tack the federal government will take in response to the Supreme Court of Canada's Carter decision striking down the law against assisted suicide. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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