Alberta CWL takes stand against sex selectionDorothy Johansen. Western Catholic Reporter photo.
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Conference will highlight Rose Prince Pilgrimage in Lejac Spend a weekend embracing the aboriginal culture July 4-7 at the site of the historic Lejac Indian Residential School. Highlighting the annual Rose Prince pilgrimage, the Directions in Aboriginal Ministry Conference will give everyone the opportunity to gather with aboriginal faith leaders, elders, and ministry presenters.The conference will begin with a supper hosted by Corpus Christi and St
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Archbishop Miller’s letter in Chinese Archdiocese releases a Chinese translation of its priorities and goalsThe Vancouver archdiocese is reaching out to its multicultural community by releasing additional versions of Archbishop Michael Miller’s Priorities and Goals letter. Setting out the main priorities for the Church in Vancouver over the next three years, the letter is now also available in Chinese and three other languages.Here is the Chinese version.For other translations, click here
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Lay people are tasked with flooding the secular world with Christ’s love, theology professor saysProfessor Brook Herbert believes the laity play a particular role in the ‘sanctification of secular culture.’ Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
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Searching in the Spirit summer camp inspires newly confirmed teens, offers outdoor activitiesThis year’s summer programs for teens include faith formation, training, and outdoor activities. Clayton Imoo says participants in the YouthLeader event “return home to take leadership roles in their parishes, schools, and communities.” Photo submitted
Pope Francis speaks candidly to schoolchildren Pontiff answers questions on Jesuits, faith, and papal apartmentPope Francis, seen during his first audience with the media March 16, provided frank responses to students June 7.(Alistair Burns / The B.C.
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Confession, Scripture reading, testimonies, and singing draw spectatorsMembers of the Neocatechumenal Way sing and dance in Robson Square May 5 as part of a five-week outdoor mission. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C
Church and science as co-workers Vancouver archdiocese takes on earthquakes through modern technology Mark Hume’s article draws attention to infrastructure upgrades necessary to increase protection against earthquake threats on the West Coast. All structures built before 1990 will undergo examination and renovation (if needed) to fit the new earthquake codes.
Pope Francis explains the strength of God’s love God shows His love with closeness and tenderness Pope Francis says that closeness is the relationship we have with Jesus, Who is physically present to watch over us; tenderness is Jesus caring and looking after our well-being. Together, closeness and tenderness reveal the strength of God’s love.
Cardinal Piacenza publishes a letter to seminarians to celebrate the day for the sanctification of priestsCardinal Mauro Piacenza (Photo: caorleduomo.blogspot.ca) “Priests are channels through which God makes the divine call resound in the heart of those He has chosen,” Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, writes in his letter to seminarians published June 7.He reminds seminarians of their role as the mediator between heaven and earth, which is fulfilled through the celebration of the liturgy and the sacraments.
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Conference studies connection between religious and secular ‘Bridging the Secular Divide’ attended by speakers of various faiths A two-day conference at Montreal’s McGill University featured speakers from various religious backgrounds as it explored questions of how faith should interact with public discourse.
Pope stresses threats to human person on Environment DayA combination of pictures shows Pope Francis catching a rosary thrown by someone in the crowd as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square
Blessed John XXIII remembered for peace initiative Late pontiff worked behind the scenes during Cuban Missile CrisisBlessed Pope John XXIII was named Time Magazine’s “Man of the Year,” Jan. 4, 1963.(Photo credit: Time.com) In 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war
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Crossroads group begin three-month trek from Vancouver, to Montreal, to OttawaCrossroads walkers Anthony Finch (left), Amy MacInnis, Anna Beresford, Mariana Mazzarolo, Lucy Landry, Bethany Atkinson, Ian Gallagher, and Corinne Kelley dipped their toes in the water at Kitsilano Beach May 20. Alistair Burns / The B.C.
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