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Canadian Prime Minister extends greetings to U.S. President Trump

He praises 'enduring partnership' between Canadians and Americans OTTAWA (CCN) Photo: President Donald Trump speaks

New video of kidnapped priest raises hopes, concerns

Father Tom Uzhunnalil begs Pope Francis for help By DAVID GIBSON (RNS) A desperate videotaped appeal by a Catholic

Silence shows brutal scenes of torture to test faith

Portrayal of exploration of faith offers no answers by Alan Charlton Photo Caption: Liam Neeson stars in the

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Cord-cutting spiked over course of 2016

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Local churches celebrate legacy of Mother Teresa

Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, postulator, visits B.C. to share stories of her life and legacy By Agnieszka Krawczynski


Lay missionary shares experience evangelizing in Asia

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Stanford graduate begins society to support unordained Catholic evangelists By Josh Tng VANCOUVER Tricia Bolle thought she was heading to Asia for a six-month stint of work and language studies. Instead, she wound up without...

Local church delays closing

Thursday, 19 January 2017
LOCAL ROUNDUP By Josh Tng Holy Cross closing delayed Congregants of Holy Cross Church in South Surrey have won a reprieve for the building’s closing. According to a decree signed by Archbishop J. Michael Miller,...

Sixth annual Mass celebrates migrants and refugees

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
St. Matthew’s Parish gathers a multitude of different cultures By Josh Tng Photo Caption: A former migrant dances during the reception after the Mass for the World Day of Migrants. Joshua Tng...


Seek flowers in the midst of post-Christmas blues

- Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Persevering with new years resolutions can help battle the winter slump by Julie VanSpall January is the season of resolutions. I have heard many accounts of new exercise routines, the latest diets, closet purges, home renovations, and even decisions to go to bed earlier. I also know that by mid-January, many of these proudly professed measures of self-improvement will be abandoned...

Fear advances the slaughter of innocents

- Monday, 16 January 2017

Showing of acceptance of children helps parents cope in undesirable circumstances by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB This is an excerpt from a homily given at the annual pro-life Mass in December at Holy Rosary Cathedral. When we look at today’s Gospel, we see when Jesus was still an infant, the dark shadow of death entered into the life of the Holy Family as...


Pastoral document may allow those opting for assisted dying sacraments

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Atlantic bishops’ assisted-suicide document may impact conscience rights say some observers By Deborah Gyapong Catholic Canadian News Photo Caption: Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, and Larry Worthen of the Christian Medical and Dental...

Canadian Catholics celebrate 70th anniversary of Marian consecration

Thursday, 19 January 2017
2017 marks 70th anniversary of Canada’s consecration to Mary By Deborah Gyapong Canadian Catholic News Photo Caption: Angelina and Dennis Girard see the replica of Our Lady of the Cape, Queen of Canada, that...

Coalition launches Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Group seeks to further reconciliation with Indigenous peoples By Deborah Gyapong Canadian Catholic News Photo Caption: Deacon Rennie Nahanee (third from the left) stands with the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council, of which he is...


The Gospel according to football

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Terry Fox’s football triumph has roots in Catholic faith By Josh Tng Photo Caption: Tom Kubada (left) and Martin McDonnell hold up the provincial champions banner. The Terry Fox Ravens were the senior...

Christians skate with Columbus Blue Jackets

Sunday, 15 January 2017
Faith helps fine-tune our God-given talents By Pat Macken Courtesty of Columbus Blue Jackets Photo Caption: Columbus Blue Jackets' Foligno grew up in the Catholic Church and was taught, how we play hockey...

Is diving morally acceptable?

Friday, 11 July 2014
Numerous players from many teams try it on By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Father Pablo Santa Maria. It's the 90th minute in a World Cup match. The fans nervously look at the scoreboard:...


Joint Declaration between Pope Francis & Russian Patriarch

- Friday, 19 February 2016

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the holy Spirit be with all of you” (2 Cor 13:13). 1. By God the Father’s will, from which all gifts come, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with...





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