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Pentecost pilgrimage offers a revived version of medieval trek

Traditional Learning Academy students to walk with Maple Leaf By J.P. Sonnen Special to The B.C. Catholic Caption:

Pope speaks on Greek debt crisis

Human dignity must be centre of political debate By Ann Schneible VATICAN CITY (CNA) Caption: Constantinos Polychro

Physicians not trying to obstruct patient access

New policy will require physicians to 'make arrangements' for their patients By Mary Deutscher Prairie Messenger SASK

Catholicism permeates war and peacetime Italian heritage

Christians drew fish symbols to identify their beliefs By Vanessa Santilli Special to The B.C. Catholic TRAVESIO, Ita

Chewed or brewed: Popes and coca leaves

The leaf is the main ingredient in the addictive drug cocaine By Mary Rezac VATICAN (CNA) Caption: Bolivia's Presid

Catholic activist-theologian honoured for contributions

Dr. Robert McKeon has assumed many leadership roles at Newman Theological College Western Catholic Reporter EDMONTON (


Budding writers learn about faith

Monday, 29 June 2015
After-school workshop teaches English and builds character By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Young students read, write, and draw book covers at an afterschool writing class run by Sts. Peter and Paul parishioner...

School system says goodbye to longtime educator

Sunday, 28 June 2015
Superintendent Doug Lauson retires after 41 years in CISVA By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Doug Lauson's wife Judy and daughter Samantha celebrate with him at St. Helen's School. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The...

Wagner's family awaits her return home from jail

Saturday, 27 June 2015
Pro-life activist has been behind bars since she was arrested before Christmas By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Mary Wagner. Mary Wagner's family is looking forward to her return from prison. The pro-life activist is...


Church supports ethical adult stem-cell research

- Sunday, 28 June 2015

Some stem-cell sources 'do not involve embryos' By Vincent Canil (Caption: A diagram of where different kinds of stem cells come from. Vincent Canil writes that the Catholic Church supports research in adult, amniotic, and induced pluripotent stem cells. Photo credit: Mike Jones / Wikimedia Commons) Stem-cell research is a hot topic today; many claim stem cells could have...

Chaplains bring Christ to fliers: Pope

- Saturday, 27 June 2015

Pontiff calls airports a 'cosmopolitan environment, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious' (Caption: An Airbus A380. Pope Francis recently welcomed Catholic airport chaplains at the Vatican. Photo credit: Axwel / Wikimedia Commons). Here is the address by Pope Francis June 12 to airport chaplains visiting Rome. I receive you at the conclusion of the International Seminar of Catholic Chaplains of Civil Aviation and members of...


Controversial Bill C-377 finally passes the Senate

Thursday, 02 July 2015
Proposed legislation would require union accountability By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: People walk along a traffic-free street in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Feb. 9, during a general strike called by labour unions. An accountability act...

Canadians for Clean Prosperity gets new executive director

Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Organization seeks to reconcile the economy and the environment By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: A banner with a face is held by environmental activists in St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis leads the...

Evangelization means getting your hands dirty

Monday, 29 June 2015
Charity is not meant to be done at a distance: Father Hrynkiw By Paul Paproski, OSB Prairie Messenger (CCN) MUENSTER, Sask. Caption: Father Gregory Hrynkiw / Paul Paproski, OSB / Prairie Messenger. North Americans are generous...


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?...


Pope's Encyclical on the Environment: Laudato Si

- Thursday, 18 June 2015

ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME 1. “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens...






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