Friday, March 20, 2015

Archbishop crashes on concrete for homeless

St. Mary's parishioners snooze on cardboard, raise more than $2,600 for the poor
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, blesses participants before they head outside March 6. Parishioners, including members of St. Mary's street ministry, the Legion of Mary, and youth ministry, tucked into sleeping bags in the church's parking lot. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
The Archbishop of Vancouver and a group of St. Mary's parishioners braved a night outdoors to show solidarity with the homeless. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Hindu priest breaks into tears after elderly nun raped in India
A student tapes her mouth shut during a March 16 candlelight vigil for an elderly nun who was raped in Ranaghat, India. CNS photo / Piyal Adhikary, EPA.
After the "heinous" rape of an elderly nun in the Indian state of West Bengal over the weekend, protestors have rallied in opposition to violence against women, with one Hindu priest tearfully voicing sorrow for the vicious act. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

NDP MP calls on House to support national dementia strategy
Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County executive director Kathy Wright joins NDP MP Claude Gravelle at a news conference March 12 prior to the debate on his Bill C-356 calling for a national dementia strategy. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
NDP MP Claude Gravelle hopes the House of Commons will support his private member's Bill C-356 to create a national strategy to combat dementia. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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