Friday, October 9, 2015

Speaker praises Pope Francis as a great reformer

The Holy Father makes the Church accessible through his emphasis on mercy, says Peter Nation
Peter Nation, the coordinator of Catholic Voices Canada, calls Pope Francis a reformer during a talk at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre Sept. 25. "Our Holy Father has not changed a single item of doctrine. He has just made his presentation of the face of the Church so gripping," he explained. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Our prisoner-visiting, leper-kissing, world-travelling Pope Francis will be going down in history as a reformer, according to a Catholic Voices Canada coordinator. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

God's dream for creation? The union of a man and woman, Pope says
Pope Francis arrives for the morning session of the Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 6. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Pope Francis formally opened the Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family Oct. 4, telling participants that the union of a man and a woman is the foundation of God's plan for the family, and a solution to the many forms of loneliness in today's world. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Queenship of Mary sisters evangelize with popcorn
The Queenship of Mary sisters and other volunteers hand out popcorn at the Metcalfe Fair, as part of booth sponsored by St. Catherine of Siena Parish. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
As Thanksgiving approaches, many communities host agricultural fairs to showcase everything from the best potatoes to the best heifers. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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