Monday, October 19, 2015

Parishioners learn how they can help refugees

Church members may sponsor a refugee family from Iraq, Syria, or Africa through the archdiocese
Evelyn Vollet (right) speaks with a researcher from the University of British Columbia about what the Archdiocese of Vancouver is doing to help refugees. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
While waves of refugees continue to reach the shores of Europe, members of local parishes are gathering to find out what they can do to bring some here. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

'It's truly a miracle,' says kidnapped priest
French soldiers secure St. Joseph Cathedral after an attack by Seleka rebel fighters in the Central African Republic July 27. CNS photo / Tanya Bindra, EPA.
A Syrian priest who was captured by Islamic State militants in May thought he would die for his faith. Now he credits the Virgin Mary and the help of a Muslim friend for his escape. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Scripture's truth must overcome secular culture
Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto, right, leaves a session of the Synod of Bishops on the Family at the Vatican Oct. 9. He is leading one of the discussion groups. Paul Haring / CNS.
The Church must uphold "the objective truths of sacred Scripture" in the face of a secular culture that poses a grave challenge to the Christian view of family, Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto told the Synod of Bishops meeting in the Vatican. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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