Thursday, December 17, 2015

Archbishop ordains permanent deacons

Ceremony, the largest ordination ever held in Holy Rosary Cathedral, called historic
The archdiocese's first-ever class of permanent deacons is ordained in Holy Rosary Cathedral Dec. 8. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Holy Rosary Cathedral witnessed the largest ordination in its history, as 16 men became permanent deacons. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

How does God show mercy to us? Through the Church, Pope says
Pope Francis blows out the candle on a birthday cake presented by a young member of the Italian branch of Catholic Action during an audience with the group at the Vatican Dec. 17. The Pope celebrated his 79th birthday Dec. 17. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano, handout.
The Church is the "living sign" of God's love and mercy in the world, Pope Francis said during his Wednesday general audience. He reflected on the universality of communion as demonstrated by the global scale of the Jubilee of Mercy. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

God's mercy is infinite but time of mercy limited says priest
Father Chris M. Alar, a priest of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, has recently been named director of the Association of Marian Helpers. He spoke at a conference in Ottawa Dec. 12. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
God's mercy is infinite but the time of mercy is limited, Father Chris M. Alar told The Time of Mercy Conference here Dec. 12. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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