Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Thousands gather at Mission grotto

Pilgrims trek to Marian shrine
The Blessed Sacrament and a statue of Mary are carried up the hill as thousands of pilgrims make their way to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.  Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Thousands of pilgrims prayed the rosary on the hills of Fraser Valley Heritage Park during the annual pilgrimage in Mission. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Islamic State destroys ancient Catholic monastery in Syria
A young Syrian refugee girl cries after arriving at the Turkish-border city of Sanliurfa in June. CNS photo / Sedat Suna, EPA.
Islamic State militants have bulldozed Mar Elian Monastery, an ancient structure located just outside a Syrian town captured by the group earlier this month. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Anti-euthanasia group warns of bias in 'assisted death' consultation
Toronto constitutional lawyer and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition legal counsel Hugh Scher at the Supreme Court of Canada during arguments in the Carter case in October 2014. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) says a new provincial/territorial expert panel now consulting on "assisted dying" is "premature" and potentially biased. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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