Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Memorial Mass to be said for Archbishop Roussin

Vancouver's Holy Rosary Cathedral to be the site for prayer
Graham Osborne / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
In a communique to the people of Vancouver, Pope Francis recalled with gratitude the service of Archbishop Raymond Roussin, SM, to God's people. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Belgian euthanasia rates rise: report
An aerial view shows visitors looking at the Tower of London's poppy installation in London Nov. 4. Poppies are a symbol of Flanders, Belgium, where they grow "row on row" between the rows of the dead in the Second World War. CNS photo / Hannah McKay, EPA.
Flanders, Belgium, has surpassed the Netherlands in its rate of euthanasia. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows 4.6 per cent of all people whose lives ended in Flanders in 2013 died by euthanasia. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Campaign to focus on assisted suicide

Angela Franks says the contraceptive culture treats female fertility as a problem, rather than a fact. Now the culture is seeing the trials of old age and illness as a problem rather than an opportunity for personal growth and to do good. Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
A second wave of postcards about assisted suicide may be on its way to government, thanks to a campaign promoted by the country's bishops. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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