Thursday, October 22, 2015

St. Clare of Assisi holds its annual pet blessing

Father Scott has been blessing animals at St. Clare's since 1999
People gather in St. Clare of Assisi Church in Coquitlam to celebrate the feast of St. Francis and World Animal Day on Oct. 4. The church was filled with the sounds of the pets and their owners. Joshua Tng / The B.C. Catholic.
A symphony of barks, yips, and meows from 100-plus dogs and cats rose at an otherwise quiet Coquitlam church Oct. 4. A lone gecko remained silent. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Would German bishops side with Henry VIII or Thomas More? bishop asks
Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver addresses a Living the Catholic Faith Conference in Denver in 2013. CNS photo / Daniel Petty, Denver Catholic Register.
If divorced-and-remarried Catholics should receive Communion, as Cardinal Walter Kasper and many of the German bishops suggest, does that mean St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher died for nothing? For The B.C. Catholic website. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Blind priest shares testimony of healing in his parents' marriage
Father Tim Devine, Companions of the Cross, spoke of overcoming obstacles to one's vocation, whether to the priesthood or to marriage, at the Sanctifying Families Conference. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
After Father Tim Devine realized his blindness might not be an obstacle to the priesthood, he faced three major challenges before entering seminary with the Companions of the Cross. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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