Monday, August 17, 2015

Salesian sisters break bread in Surrey

Aspirant Joyce Bermejo shares why she wants to become part of the order
Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, also known as Salesian sisters, gather with novices and aspirants. Photo submitted to The B.C. Catholic.
The Salesian sisters are a youthful congregation, said aspirant Joyce Bermejo. The young woman from Surrey learned this when she started her formation with the sisters 10 months ago in Cornwall, Ont. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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In U.K., assisted suicide vote looms
Lord Carey of Clifton, England, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury 1991-2002, preaches during a service of Christian unity in the Anglican cathedral in Chester in 2013. Lord Carey said he would dissent from the Church of England's teaching against assisted suicide and vote for a bill scheduled to be debated in the British Parliament. CNS photo / Simon Caldwell.
Amid strong Christian opposition to the legalization of assisted suicide in the U.K., former Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey has broken away. He took part in a video for a group backing assisted suicide and claims that it is "profoundly Christian" to help people end their lives. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Pro-life groups condemn abortion drug approval
Rebekah Chaveste, who had successful RU-486 reversal after taking the pill at a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco, plays with her son, Zechariah, in early March. Chaveste took advantage of a recently developed medical protocol that has enabled m ore than half the women who used it to stop the chemical abortions caused by the drug RU-486. Zechariah was born as a result. CNS photo / courtesy Rebekah Chaveste.
Pro-life groups and at least one pro-life Member of Parliament have condemned Health Canada's July 29 approval of abortion drug RU-486, or mifepristone. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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