Friday, June 12, 2015

Students pledge to help needy children

Youngsters raise nearly $15,000 for missionary efforts through the Holy Childhood Association

Students recite the Mission Pledge, a commitment to pray for, to donate to, and to love poor children in other parts of the world, at an annual Mission Day Mass May 6. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Toy sales, walkathons, and saved allowances paid off for hundreds of students, who raised $14,964.30 for children in developing countries. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

New UN agenda could enable massive global expansion of abortion
During a June 10 burial service at a cemetery in East Providence, R.I., Bishop Thomas Tobin blesses the casket containing the remains of a fetus found in the collection area of a wastewater treatment facility. CNS photo / Rick Snizek, Rhode Island Catholic.
A massive, well-funded push to increase access to abortion worldwide could be underway at the United Nations, and according to one congressman it could silence faith-based organizations which oppose abortions out of conscience. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

EPC urges strong statements against assisted suicide
An elderly woman becomes emotional as Pope Francis greets her as he arrives for a May 2014 audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. The most serious ailment the elderly face and the greatest injustice they suffer is abandonment, Pope Francis said. CNS photo / Tony Gentile, Reuters.
 Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) said he hopes the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC) will issue a strong statement against assisted suicide. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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