Thursday, February 11, 2016

Prison ministry director launches new campaign

Maureen Donegan hopes to have liaisons in most parishes in five years as this ministry grows
Maureen Donegan, the coordinator of Catholic Charities Justice Service, said the number of prison ministry volunteers has grown in the last 13 years from four to 200. Screenshot from an RCAV Prison Ministry video.
The number of Catholics visiting the imprisoned in the Lower Mainland has nearly doubled over the last year, so the prison ministry of the archdiocese is calling on parishes to take a bigger role in leading this corporal act of mercy. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

A chat with Joseph Fiennes, star of historical thriller 'Risen'
The lead actor of "Risen," a film told through the eyes of a Roman soldier who is forced to confront the resurrection of Christ, calls it a story for believers and nonbelievers alike - notwithstanding its strong Christian themes. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Canada asked to recognize ISIS genocide of Christians
Catholic Near East Welfare Association National Director Carl Hetu; Development and Peace executive director David Leduc; and Aid to the Church in Need Canada national director Marie-Claude Lalonde represent Catholic charities helping Christians in the Middle East. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
Aid to the Church in Need has asked the Canadian government to join the EU Parliament in its Feb. 4 resolution recognizing ISIS/ISIL or Daesh persecution of Christians as genocide. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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