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Shrine gets visitors of other faiths

Statue of Immaculate Heart of Mary in plain view of passersby By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic The newly

U.S. Congress must stop using taxes in abortion funding: Cardinal O'Malley

Despite promises to the contrary by President Obama, abortions are covered by most subsidized health plans offered under

Father Bryan Sabourin once ruled out evangelizing and priesthood

Priest's parents began to have a spiritual awakening when he was in Grade 9 By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Father

Servers witness to God's love in parishes

Archbishop Miller bestows medallions on 102 youth for their hard work, sacrifice By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic

Curia reform advances as cardinals, minors protection group meet

Not all members of the commission have yet been chosen VATICAN CITY Catholic News Agency As Pope Francis's council

Cardinal Ortega shares experiences of building the church in Cuba with Canadian bishops

Havana cathedral will organize a celebration of all young people from the well-populated neighbourhoods By Deborah Gyap


'Christ and Cascadia' conference to come to Seattle

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Academics to talk about faith and culture By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Patricia O'Connell Killen. A group of pastors and academics will convene in Seattle to discuss the unique challenges facing Christians in...

Bishop sets diocesan goal of new missionary work

Monday, 15 September 2014
Prelate from Whitehorse takes over in Victoria By Alistair Burns VICTORIA The B.C. Catholic Caption: Bishop Gary Gordon was installed as the 17th bishop of Victoria in St. Andrew's Cathedral Aug. 28. He said Pope...

Ukrainians recall Great War's home front

Sunday, 14 September 2014
MP Mark Warawa attends commemoration ceremony in New Westminster By Alistair Burns NEW WESTMINSTER The B.C. Catholic Caption: Eparch Ken Nowakowski of New Westminster (second from right) leads a memorial service Aug. 22. Thousands of...


The Giver escapes from dystopia via the path of beauty

- Saturday, 20 September 2014

The Giver flees from a totalitarian society via beauty BY C.S. MORRISSEY Pop music star Taylor Swift plays Rosemary, the daughter of The Giver, in the film based on Lois Lowry's novel. The theme of family as bulwark against oppression is illustrated by the film’s narrative, writes C.S. Morrissey. (Photo: Getty Images/Laurel Lead) When Pope Francis visited South Korea in August, he told the Korean Bishops to be “guardians of memory and guardians of hope.” The Giver is a remarkable cinematic parable on this very theme. The film depicts a dystopia in which the state has eradicated the natural family, replacing it with a new...

Canadian bishops observe Great War's centenary

- Monday, 15 September 2014

'Horrors of war should never be praised, celebrated, honoured' Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher. (Photo: Gregory A. Shemitz / CNS) Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), published this letter in August. It honours Canada's fallen soldiers and speaks of peace as the best way to honour their memory. In August, 1914, Great Britain declared war on Germany, which had violated the neutrality of Belgium by invading it. Canada,...


Nuncio offers vision of hope rooted in prayer and communion

Thursday, 18 September 2014
Archbishop urges more attention to the Word and to the 'promise of God.' By Deborah GyapongCCCB President Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau gives Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi a copy of the new Lectionary for Mass: Ritual Masses, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions, Votive Masses, and Masses for the Dead. It was launched at the plenary meeting Sept. 15. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).CCCB President Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau gives Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi a copy of the...

Bishops to launch national strategy to combat euthanasia

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
New bylaws will strengthen Catholic identity of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace By Deborah GyapongArchbishop Arthur Roche, secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome, addressed the CCCB annual plenary Sept. 15. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).Archbishop Arthur Roche, secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome, addressed the CCCB...

Archbishop Weisgerber stresses urgency of aboriginal issues

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Despite many problems, there are signs of hope, prelate says By Deborah GyapongGovernor General David Johnston invested Archbishop James Weisgerber as an Officer of the Order of Canada Sept. 12. Photo by Sergeant Ronald Duchesne, Photographer to the Governor General. (CCN).Governor General David Johnston invested Archbishop James Weisgerber as an Officer of the Order of Canada Sept. 12. Photo by...


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:...

B.C. Lions QB takes both football and life's challenges in stride

Thursday, 21 November 2013
Travis Lulay leaps into end zone on Catholicism, Popes, and how to be a role model (Caption: B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay tries to avoid Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Weldon Brown (#35) during...

B.C. Lions host annual Faith Night

Friday, 15 November 2013
Players, coaches tackle questions on prayer, competing for a higher cause By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic The final score is the only statistic that matters to most CFL fans. Did the Lions win?...


Pastoral Letter on a Grave Social Issue

- Sunday, 25 May 2014

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSBI am writing to you - the Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver about a serious threat to the moral fabric of Canadian society: the possible decriminalization of sexual exploitation through prostitution by its buyers and profiteers. This Pastoral Letter examines what we can do as a community and a nation to answer the needs of girls, youth and women...






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