Friday, July 10, 2015

Annual Mariapolis event decreases generational divisions

Grandmothers brought children to the retreat, watched over them, prayed about Jesus in their lives
Happy campers are all smiles as they spend a week focussing on increasing their love for "Jesus in the Eucharist." Father Clarke writes that it was a joy to offer priestly ministry as people conversed about the things that are really important. Photo submitted.
Recently I attended Mariapolis, the Focolare Retreat, in Langley, with over 100 others. Here are a few of my observations springing from that event that might lead to a fresh day-to-day unity with Jesus. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Australia's bishops reaffirm marriage, get reportsed to government
A man opposed to same-sex marriage demonstrates his belief. CNS photo / Cathal McNaughton, Reuters.
In a recent pastoral letter on marriage, Australia's Catholic bishops reaffirmed Catholic teaching. And one of the bishops has countered a leading same-sex marriage activist who said the pastoral letter should be reported to the Tasmanian government for illegal bias. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Churches issue voters' guide
Voters make their way to polls Nov. 4 as election workers continue campaigning up to the last few feet. CNS photo / John Taggart, EPA.
Attack ads rule the airwaves. Sponsored Facebook posts are trying to flush out political supporters with a click. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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