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Oregon doctor unmasks assisted suicide

Physicians claim depression motivates many patients to seek lethal solutions By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholi

Few topics more manipulated than hunger, Pope tells UN

Enough food for everyone, yet not everyone can eat By Elise Harris Rome, Italy (CNA) Pope Francis on Nov. 20 condem

Pro-family groups support Barbaric Cultural Practices Act

Government stand has upset some people By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) The Catholic Civil Rights League and REAL Wo

Ecumenical singers to join voices for Advent concert

Multi-faith concert to ring out Dec. 7 By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: The Fatima Ecumenical Ch

Repentance: a tough but true topic for divorced, remarried

Letter from CDF sent three days after the close of the Synod on the Family Vatican City (CNA) The divorced and remar

'Consultation' no consultation

Survey of small hand-picked group will not give a true picture The Catholic Register TORONTO (CCN) Trying to avoid


Catholic vocalist prepares for Christmas spectacle

Monday, 17 November 2014
Vancouver Chamber Choir to perform Handel's Messiah at The Orpheum Theatre in December By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Christina Cichos, a soprano with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, is excited to be performing...

Prelate arm-wrestles deacon in 'Melee on Main Street'

Sunday, 16 November 2014
'His Excellency of Execution' Bishop Gary Gordon vs. Deacon Paul Goo By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Deacon Paul Goo (left) battles Bishop Gary Gordon in an arm-wrestling match in St. Patrick's Parish...

Polish martyr's courage inspires 750 at Man Alive

Saturday, 15 November 2014
Energetic speaker provided jokes, moments of profound reflection By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Matt Fradd encourages men to uphold St. Maximilian Kolbe's ideals and to be the sort of man who...


Chemist posits a sterilized world in 2050

- Monday, 24 November 2014

Birth control pill inventor suggests an end to abortion and sex By Malin Jordan Embryologist Ric Ross removes a vial of frozen embryos from a storage tank at the Smotrich IVF Clinic in La Jolla, Calif., in this 2007 file photo. (Photo: Sandy Huffaker / CNS) Headlines are peculiar things: engaging, evocative, sensational, sometimes half-truths, but all designed to hook the reader. When a headline is boring, jarring, exasperating, or vexing, a reader will leave the page without reading the article. An online headline grabbed me in a flash last week: Abortion (and sex for procreation)...

Rely on God when grieving the loss of a little one

- Friday, 21 November 2014

Heartbreak brings you closer to heaven Anna Eastland received this double heart pendant from a social worker at the hospital when she lost Josephine. (Photo submitted) By Anna Eastland Special to The B.C. Catholic So many mothers and fathers suffer the loss of a baby through miscarriage in relative silence, and are left to heal alone. I have always thought we should support them more, and encourage them to share their stories. Little did I know that after five healthy births we would suddenly...


New prostitution law will go into effect Dec. 6

Tuesday, 18 November 2014
REAL Women of Canada welcomes the new law By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Prostitution Bill C-36 passed the Senate Nov. 6 and will go into effect in early December, criminalizing the purchase of sex...

More research and education on natural family planning needed, says physician

Monday, 17 November 2014
Benefits of NFP are not only spiritual, but physical, doctor says By Deborah GyapongDr. Anne Mielnik, founding director of Gianna -- The Catholic Healthcare Center for Women, poses in front of a promotional display in the centre's office in New York. The centre is dedicated to providing primary care, obstetrics, natural family planning, and infertility treatment with a Catholic pro-life approach. CNS photo / Gregory A. Shemitz.Dr. Anne Mielnik, founding director of Gianna -- The Catholic Healthcare Center for Women, poses in front of a...

Catholic soldiers honoured for battlefield bravery

Saturday, 15 November 2014
Only Ukrainian to have been awarded the VC served with B.C. force By Andrew Conradi Special to The B.C. Catholic Filip Konowal.Filip Konowal.Two Catholic soldiers who won the highest award for valour, the Victoria Cross,...


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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