Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Expert to promote heart health

Chairman of First Nations Health Authority in Heart Health launches new project
Jeff Reading (back row, second from left), is the chairman of a new research project for improving heart health for native people. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
A new health authority has been established to help improve the health of native people in Western Canada. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

There's a backlash against solitary confinement in U.S. prisons
A priest prays with a death-row inmate in 2008 at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Ind. Karen Clifton, executive director of the Catholic Mobilizing Network, said during a Washington conference on restorative justice Nov. 21 that the U.S. "has 5 per cent of the world's population and 25 per cent of its imprisoned." CNS photo / Tim Hunt, Northwest Indiana Catholic.
Kalief Browder was 16 years old when he entered the notorious Rikers Island prison in New York, awaiting trial for allegedly stealing a backpack. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Anglican Communion sanctions Episcopalians
Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, speaks with protesters on the grounds of England's Canterbury Cathedral, which was closed for a meeting of primates of the Anglican Church. CNS photo / Toby Melville, Reuters.
The suspension Jan. 15 of the Episcopal Church by the primates of the Anglican Communion for devising a same-sex marriage canon has implications for Anglicans. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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