Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Students learn importance of mercy and leadership

St. Helen's Elementary hosts second annual conference designed to form leaders of tomorrow
Nadia Piperni (back row, left) stands with St. Helen's students and fellow educators Erin Callaway (back row, centre) and Sarah Ruggier (back row, right). Piperni hopes other elementary schools will consider hosting the conference in the future. Diana Silva / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
Mercy is a corporeal concept, rather than just a concept, Father Bryan Duggan told a conference of leadership groups from elementary schools. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope Francis sees Our Lady of Guadalupe as he looks back at Mexico trip
Pope Francis said the visit to Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe was the "central point" of his spiritual pilgrimage to Mexico. He praised the witness of the Mexican faithful and suggested that Guadalupe is part of their "special inheritance" that launched the evangelization of the Americas. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Catholic agencies aiding Syrians hope for big rise in donations as deadline nears
This non-UNHCR refugee camp of Muslim Syrians in Lebanon is supported by a Melkite Catholic community. Photo courtesy CNEWA Canada.
Three Catholic charities which joined forces with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops last fall to raise urgently-needed funds for Syrian refugees hope many Catholics will give generously before Feb. 29. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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