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Hospital ministry gets Project Advance focus

New St. Clare of Assisi church hosts launch of 2017 appeal By Josh Tng COQUITLAM Photo Caption: The Development O

Pornography addiction can be overcome, says Sister Helena Burns

Media nun encourages young adults to counter it with Theology of the Body By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo: Sister Hel

Compassion key to pro-life message

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In TED talk, Pope says sowing solidarity will reap hope for the future

We must plant seeds of humility and tenderness for each other by Elise Harris Photo Caption: Pope Francis greets p

Pope Francis needs prayers more than criticism

No person is perfect, not even the Bishop of Rome by Msgr. Pedro Lopez-Gallo Photo Caption: Pope Francis's pon

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Students bring Laudato Si’ to the seashore

Monday, 24 April 2017
St. Helen's school takes ecology lessons from classroom to coastline By Agnieszka Krawczynski
 BURNABY Photo: Students Sofia Di Fluri and Stella Unti interact with sea creatures during their field trip to Bamfield. (Waldemar Sambor...
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A bloomin’ Easter in Coquitlam

Saturday, 22 April 2017
Parish flowers for seniors project is growing By Josh Tng PORT COQUITLAM Photo caption: John Kelly (left), Mark Tillotson, Anna Tillotson, Sandra Dulong, Samantha Kelly, Britt Bright, Mike Bright, and Terry O’Neill...
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Jim Pattison donates $75 million to St. Paul’s Hospital

Friday, 21 April 2017
Massive gift from one of Canada's wealthiest philanthropists comes with perfect timing, says CEO By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo: Jim Pattison announces he is donating $75 million to St. Paul's Foundation during a press...
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Op-Ed

Catholic catchers exemplify virtue

- Saturday, 22 April 2017

Players model wisdom, hard work, and leadership by Pat Macken (wikipedia.org) In baseball, playing catcher is considered the most physically demanding position day in and day out. Making a career at this position also requires leadership qualities, since the cathcer needs to help pitchers with their pitch choices and also to help position the fielders depending on the situation. After their playing days are over, catchers...
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Benedictine monks preserve study of Thomism

- Saturday, 22 April 2017

Benedictine monks preserve study of Thomism BY C.S. MORRISSEY The history behind the John Deely and Jacques Maritain Chair in Philosophy at Saint Vincent College includes a young John Deely (left) meeting with Jacques Maritain in Kolbsheim, France, on July 20, 1972. (Photo courtesy of Brooke Deely) Man’s Approach to God was the lecture given by the brilliant Thomist philosopher Jacques Maritain in 1951 at Saint Vincent Archabbey. The archabbey, located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, published Maritain’s three-part lecture in a little book, still in print. This year the John Deely and Jacques Maritain Chair in Philosophy has been established at Saint Vincent...
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Canadian

Local ministry for same-sex attraction seeks its voice

Saturday, 22 April 2017
New Vancouver Courage coordinator speaks on the dignity from faith By Jean Ko Din Photo caption: Deacon Hilmar Pabel is the new Vancouver coordinator of Courage. Pastoral ministry for LGBTQ youth...
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Religion still a strong force in Canada: poll

Friday, 21 April 2017
Three-quarters of Canadians view Pope Francis as a positive influence By Michael Swan TORONTO Photo caption: Ray Pennings, the vice president of Cardus. Canadians are mostly faithful believers in God who value...
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Young Catholic women find Malala Yousafzai visit inspiring

Friday, 21 April 2017
Malala's story shows the strength of faith in action By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Photo caption: Malala Yousafzai, 19, who in 2014 became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace...
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Sports

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...
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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...
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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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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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