Monday, January 11, 2016

Children sell hot chocolate for orphans in El Salvador

St. Clare of Assisi parish fundraiser initially conceived by 6-year-old as a lemonade stand
Family friend Eduardo (left) helps David, Anna, and Rob Magnusson serve hot chocolate and cookies to St. Clare of Assisi parishioners on a cold day in December. The family hopes to continue the fundraiser annually, as the support from the parish continues to grow. Photo submitted.
When a priest requested donations for orphans in El Salvador, Anna Magnusson was puzzled. How could children lack food and family? For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Missionaries of Mercy to be sent out under the gaze of Padre Pio
A reliquary containing a relic of St. Padre Pio is seen on the altar area as Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass outside the Church of St. Pio of Pietrelcina in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, in June 2009. CNS photo / Max Rossi, Reuters.
The body of Padre Pio will be on display for veneration at next month's Ash Wednesday Mass in the Vatican, where a group of priests will be sent out as "Missionaries of Mercy" for the Jubilee Year. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Activist decries 'black hole' in abortion statistics
Natalie Sonnen, executive director of LifeCanada.
The latest abortion statistics seem to show a decreasing number of women ending the lives of their unborn children. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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