Monday, November 2, 2015

Pope inspires local climate change summit

Vancouver's archbishop, mayor, and a diverse crowd meet to discuss environment
Headline speakers Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB (left) and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson join panelists Jay Ritchlin of the David Suzuki Foundation, Presbyterian minister Mary Fontaine, and Armenian Apostolic-Orthodox priest Hrant Tahanian on stage Oct. 21. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Five religious, political, and ecological leaders gathered at a summit in Vancouver to discuss climate change and poverty. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

U.S. votes to defund Planned Parenthood
Pro-life supporters pray the rosary with Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wis., during a prayer service outside a Wisconsin Planned Parenthood facility. Sam Lucero, The Compass / CNS.
Amid continuing controversy over fetal tissue harvesting at abortion clinics, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to defund Planned Parenthood and to reroute funding to community health centers. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Catholic teaching on euthanasia won't sway panel
Michele Boulva, executive director of COLF, worries "the so-called right to die" may become a "duty to die." Morguefile.
The Catholic fight to keep doctors from administering lethal drugs to patients who say they want to die continues as the deadline nears for a Supreme Court of Canada mandate that physician-assisted suicide become legal by Feb. 6. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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