Thursday, May 7, 2015

Late archbishop remembered as courageous leader

Archbishop Raymond Roussin carried crosses of closing a diocese, financial strife, and illness
Archbishop Raymond Roussin, SM, gives a lesson to children at St. Patrick's Elementary School in 2006. He was the head of the Vancouver archdiocese from 2004 until he retired in 2009. BCC file photo.
The Marianist Archbishop of Vancouver from 2004 to 2009 has died at age 75. For full story
 see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope says marriage is a participation in the Church's mission
Pope Francis smiles as he plays with a basketball next to a members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square May 6. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters.
Marriage is more than the wedding ceremony, the flowers, the dress, the photos, Pope Francis said in his weekly general audience: it is a participation in the Church's mission. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

ARPA seeks true abortion stats

A sign and small wooden crosses with U.S. flags are seen in a field near Jesus the Divine Word Church in Huntington, Md., in 2011, for Respect Life Month. A similar display was placed in front of the Ontario legislature. CNS photo / Bob Roller.
With 100,000 pink and blue flags littered across the front lawn of Queen's Park representing Canada's annual abortion toll, a blogger and a Protestant civil rights organization announced a constitutional challenge to Ontario freedom of information laws that keep all abortion statistics secret. For full story
 see The B.C. Catholic website.

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