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Energetic priest jigs north of 60

Priest hails late Catholic artist By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: In 1994 Father John Tritschler used

Catholic authorities optimistic about new sex ed curriculum

The Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario believes the new curriculum can be taught through a Catholic lens By Debora

Speaker calls faithful to be missionaries of tenderness

Messages of compassion open doors to evangelism, says One Conference guest By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic

Teachers draw inspiration from annual conference

Speaker Robert Wicks suggests prayer is 'portal to perspective,' teaches ways to avoid burnout By Agnieszka Krawczynski

San Fran archbishop strikes back at school guideline critics

Morality clauses do not apply to teachers' private lives By Kevin J. Jones SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (CNA) Politicians

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Downtown exodus offers flashback to fabulous '50s

Friday, 27 February 2015
The archdiocese made a snap decision in 1957 to purchase the Northern Electric building By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: The building housing the offices of the Archdiocese of Vancouver as it looked...
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40 DAYS FOR LIFE

Thursday, 26 February 2015
Many to fast for the unborn By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Vancouver 40 Days for Life director Carmela Cruz (third from right) leads a prayer vigil outside B.C. Women's Hospital in 2014....
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Pupils recreate Sistine Chapel, give tours

Wednesday, 25 February 2015
St. Francis Xavier students bring the artistic genius of Michelangelo into their classroom By Brianna Hong Special to The B.C. Catholic Caption: Grade 6 children admire their copies of Michelangelo's artwork after it was...
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Op-Ed

World Christianity as told by the numbers

- Monday, 02 March 2015

The Great Commission requires a lot of work By George Weigel George Weigel speaks at a press conference at the Vatican April 25, 2014. (Photo: Paul Haring / CNS) The annual Status of Global Christianity survey published by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research is a cornucopia of numbers: some are encouraging, others are discouraging. Many of them are important for grasping the nature of this moment in Christian history. This year's survey works from a baseline of 1900 AD,...
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Aquinas skates to where the puck's going to be

- Sunday, 01 March 2015

Aquinas skates to where the puck's going to be BY C.S. MORRISSEY In hockey, one must skate to where the puck is going to be. C.S. Morrissey writes that St. Thomas Aquinas has similar skill when it comes to the debate over free speech. It’s like trying to play hockey inside a moving train. The ice is right below you. The puck keeps whipping around. Good luck trying to skate in such a constrained space! The hockey rink has been carved up into tinier icy patches and distributed across multiple train cars. Rumour has it, if...
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Canadian

Margaret Somerville calls for Royal Commission on euthanasia

Sunday, 01 March 2015
Founding director of the McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics, and the Law concerned about the 'gravity' of the situation By Deborah GyapongMargaret Somerville, founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University in Montreal, in an undated photo. CNS photo / courtesy McGill University.Margaret Somerville, founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics...
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Tories press ahead with popular anti-terrorism legislation

Saturday, 28 February 2015
Conservatives apparently want to pass it before the October election By Deborah GyapongSaif al-Kasasbeh, second from left, father of First Lt. Muath al-Kasasbeh, a murdered Jordanian pilot, prays in Jordan Feb. 4 with other mourners during an event commemorating the pilot's death at the hands of Islamic State militants. CNS photo / Jasmal Nasrallah, EPA.Saif al-Kasasbeh, second from left, father of First Lt. Muath al-Kasasbeh, a murdered Jordanian pilot, prays in Jordan Feb. 4...
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Ambassador settles in to new role in Rome

Friday, 27 February 2015
Dennis Savoie never thought the role was in the cards for him By Deborah GyapongAnne Leahy, then Canada's ambassador to the Vatican, centre, attends a Mass of thanksgiving celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in October 2014. CNS photo / Paul Haring.Anne Leahy, then Canada's ambassador to the Vatican, centre, attends a Mass of thanksgiving celebrated by Pope Francis...
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Sports

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:...
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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...
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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?...
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Special

The Catholic Press & the Catholic Press Collection

- Friday, 23 January 2015

Stories of faith need a financial boost By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic There will be a second collection during Mass throughout the Archdiocese of Vancouver for the Catholic press. This annual collection helps offset parishs' costs of sending The B.C. Catholic newspaper to approximately 27,000 subscribers' homes. Every parish takes it up, and unlike most collections, this collection stays within the parish,...
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Building New Beginnings

- Friday, 23 January 2015

Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, breaks ground at the new location for the John Paul II Pastoral Centre Aug. 29, 2013.Archdiocesan offi ces to move south to Cambie area After a decade of conversations and long-term planning, the Archdiocese of Vancouver’s offices will soon move out of the downtown core and into a new building near Queen Elizabeth Park. “We’ve known for a long time that the building was no longer suitable for use as the administrative headquarters of the archdiocese,” said Paul...
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