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Bishop-to-be about to bid adieu

Mass and farewell celebration planned for July 31 By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic A Vancouver priest is

Editor's Note re: newspaper delivery

Canada Post Labour Dispute may affect us Dear Subscriber, There is potential for a Canada Post work stoppage beginni

St. Mary's plans to build elementary school in high-rise

Unique project could include residential towers, new hall By Chandra Lye Special to The B.C. Catholic Caption: This

City responds to parishioners' concerns

Conversation continues about development along Cambie Street By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Ho

Protestors decry local police department's inaction

Residents call on mayor to see that arrests start being made under anti-prostitution Bill C-36 By Agnieszka Krawczynski

Local

Talitha Koum Society receives $600,000

Monday, 27 June 2016
Group to buy a home for women, thanks to city of Coquitlam By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic COQUITLAM Caption: Coquitlam mayor Richard Stewart. A non-profit dedicated to freeing women from addiction is expanding, thanks to...
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Providence Health Care looks to future

Sunday, 26 June 2016
Project to cost $1 billion involves building a brand new hospital By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic One of the largest Catholic health care organizations in Canada is honouring its past as it looks...
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Catholic Charities launches new victim support program

Saturday, 25 June 2016
Retiring bishop speaks on the importance of forgiveness By Josh Tng The B.C. Catholic Langley Caption: Bishop David Monroe A Catholic organization is gathering volunteers to bring hope and peace to victims of crime and their...
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Op-Ed

Benedict XVI's words encourage priests

- Friday, 01 July 2016

Pope Francis can be harsh on priests By Father Raymond de Souza It's become something of a routine now: Pope Francis delivers a spontaneous lambasting of priests who do this or that of which he disapproves, and priests get in touch to ask what we should make of it all. As it happens often enough, I have a three-part response, which I had to...
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Islam presents a challenge for the Christian West

- Saturday, 18 June 2016

Islam presents a challenge for the Christian West BY C.S. MORRISSEY The Catholic scholar Pierre Manent argues Christians need to promote the political form of the nation as the best way to achieve peace, writes C.S. Morrissey. (Image: STAugustine.NET) After the terrorist attack in Orlando on June 12, the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, killing 49 people, it is worth consulting the best Catholic thinkers about the challenge presented by Islam to the West. Until he retired in 2014, Pierre Manent was director of studies at L’École des Hautes Études en...
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Canadian

Ottawa parish on a mission for refugees

Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Welcoming one Syrian family in 2015 led to greeting more By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Kholoud Al Dakhil with her son Stephane, who was born not long after they arrived in Canada. Stephane...
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Disabled daughter gave life to family

Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Parents had to first stop doctors from killing their child By Thandiwe Konguavi Western Catholic Reporter Caption: Jeri and Chuck Marple tell the Every Life Matters session at Holy Trinity Church of their experience...
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Oriental Churches' aid agencies contribute $150 million to Iraq and Syria

Monday, 27 June 2016
Caritas Internationalis agencies also present at Reunion of Aid Agencies By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Carl Hetu, the national director of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) in Canada, reported Catholic aid agencies...
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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

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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