Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Laity join in celebrating religious life

World Day for Consecrated Life ends year of the same name
Religious and lay people hold lighted candles as the religious renew their vows in Our Lady of Sorrows Church Feb. 2. Father Joseph Nguyen celebrated Mass for members of the 57 religious orders in Vancouver. Josh Tng / The B.C. Catholic.
Everyone should strive to imitate the humble lives of religious people, said Father Joseph Nguyen. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

If mercy doesn't reach your pockets, it's not real, Pope says
Pope Francis and a sombrero at his general audience. L'Osservatore Romano photo.
For Pope Francis, mercy isn't just spiritual, but is something that ought to be expressed in concrete acts of service and in sharing one's goods with the poor, which was a key tradition during Jubilee years throughout Scripture. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

NDP MP tables motion to establish right to palliative care
MP Murray Rankin (Victoria, B.C.) has tabled a motion calling for the establishment of a right to palliative care along with funding to make it universally accessible. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
The lone NDP MP on the Parliamentary committee on physician-assisted dying tabled a motion Feb. 4 to establish a right to palliative care. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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