Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sisters pack up after 12 years in northern parish

Bishop Mark Hagemoen thanks retiring pair for the deep impression they made on the diocese
Sister Joan Liss (left) and Sister Pauline Girodat (second from right) say goodbye to parishioners in Fort Good Hope during a spring retreat. "If they had any need of any sort, they knew we were there for them," said Sister Liss. Photo submitted.
Bishop Mark Hagemoen praised two sisters for their great efforts in serving an isolated community in Canada's far north. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Tolerating prostitution called dangerous
Romanian prostitutes pose in a brothel in Schoenefeld, Germany, in this 2009 file photo. CNS photo / Hannibal Hanschke, Reuters.
In a controversial new policy move, global human rights organization Amnesty International has announced that they support the worldwide decriminalization of consensual prostitution and sex work. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Lack of Christian unity harms Gospel witness, says priest
Father Dmitri Sala.
In order to win the world for Jesus Christ, Christians must overcome divisions among themselves, Franciscan priest Father Dmitri Sala told the Fire and Fusion Conference in Ottawa Aug. 6. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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