Wednesday, July 22, 2015

L'Arche fundraiser turns to ball park

Softball tournament to help intellectually disabled
A large crowd gathers in Papillion, Neb., for a softball matchup dubbed the "I-80 Collar Series" between priests of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Neb., and the neighbouring Diocese of Lincoln, Neb. CNS photo / Susan Szalewski, Catholic Voice.
A local group that supports people with intellectual disabilities will be giving its all at an annual charity softball tournament. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Heroic virtue of Ukrainian bishop recognized
Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, who led the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the tumultuous period of both world wars and at the beginning of Soviet occupation, has been declared "venerable" by Pope Francis. Metropolitan Sheptytsky is pictured in an undated portrait. (CNS)
Pope Francis authorized a decree recognizing the heroic virtue of Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church from 1900 to 1944, who personally protected dozens of Jews from Nazi occupiers during World War II. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Archbishop proclaims Gospel of mercy
Archbishop Richard Smith. Ramon Gonzalez, Western Catholic Reporter (CCN).
Catholic Social Services serves as an island of mercy in what is often a vast ocean of cruelty and indifference, said the Archbishop of Edmonton. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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