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Deacons 'marked with an indelible sign'

Archbishop Miller ordains four deacons in Holy Rosary Cathedral By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Deacon

U.S. priests ask synod to stand firm on Church teaching

Hundreds of them follow the lead of priests in the U.K. By Mary Rezac Washington, D.C. (CNA) Caption: Italian Cardi

St. Joseph provides model for fatherhood: Michael D. O'Brien

Painter and author addresses Catholic Teachers' Guild of Ottawa By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Painter an

Men in Black triumph in annual Youth Day derby

Seminarian Mark McGuckin kicks a 'piece of tortellini in the net' By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic PORT COQUITLAM

Monk glimpsed mystery of priesthood via parents' love

From India to Prince Rupert to Westminster Abbey: Abbot John Braganza, OSB, recalls his journey By Alistair Burns The

Missionaries arrive at 10 Vancouver parishes

Young people from Victoria to Halifax team up and spread across the city to work on evangelization By Agnieszka Krawczy

Local

Women Rising Bursary to be awarded for the first time

Thursday, 21 May 2015
New funds to help exploited women return to school By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Women pray during a sunrise service July 24 during the 75th annual Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo, N.D. The...
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Vancouver faithful share memories of Bishop Ray

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Holy Rosary Cathedral hosts memorial Mass for Archbishop Raymond Roussin, SM, after his funeral By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, said Bishop Ray spared no effort and...
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Order of Malta provides medical help to migrants

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
CISOM workers travel on Italian Coast Guard vessels to provide first aid By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: An Order of Malta volunteer, one of 4,300 stationed in southern Italy, prepares to receive...
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Op-Ed

Church faces a major crisis in Germany

- Monday, 25 May 2015

German episcopate unintentionally confesses pastoral failure By George Weigel Cardinal Karl Lehmann arrives for a meeting at the Vatican in 2013. George Weigel has discussed Europe's crisis of faith with him. (Photo: Paul Haring / CNS) The Church in the 21st century owes a lot to 20th-century German Catholicism: for its generosity to Catholics in the Third World; for the witness of martyrs like Alfred Delp, Bernhard Lichtenberg, and Edith Stein; and for its contributions to Biblical studies, systematic and moral theology, liturgical renewal, and Catholic social doctrine, through which...
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Theology need not oppose science of evolution

- Friday, 22 May 2015

How the magisterium uses Aquinas to explain the fact of evolution BY C.S. MORRISSEY Catholics can embrace whatever material truths evolutionary science reveals about human origins, as long as they preserve the spiritual truth: i.e., the direct creation of the soul as form of the body is reserved for God alone, which is what Aquinas means, writes C.S. Morrissey, when Aquinas says the formation of bodily matter in Adam and Eve was immediately from God. (Photo: ThomisticEvolution.org) The Catholic Church teaches that God directly creates every human soul in a special act of creation. The human parents contribute the material conditions, but God alone is able to create an immortal soul at the moment of conception perfectly united with the body of that new human life....
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Canadian

New top chaplain to go on recruiting drive

Sunday, 24 May 2015
Father Guy Chapdelaine will become Chaplain General in August By Alan Hustak Special to The B.C. Catholic MONTREAL Caption: Father Guy Chapdelaine celebrated his 25th anniversary of ordination on May 27. Photo at www.villemarieonline.com. The Canadian...
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Holodomor memorial blessed

Saturday, 23 May 2015
Statue cast from the same mould as one in Kyiv, Ukraine By Frank Flegel Prairie Messenger REGINA (CCN) Caption: A memorial statue to the 7 to 10 million Ukrainians who were deliberately starved to death...
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Revised religious ed curriculum approved

Friday, 22 May 2015
Some materials print-based, others fully digital: no print at all By Michael Swan The Catholic Register (CCN) Caption: Students listen as their principal welcomes them back to class at a Catholic school in Arizona....
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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

Pope's Message for World Communications Day

- Friday, 08 May 2015

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 49th WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love The family is a subject of profound reflection by the Church and of a process involving two Synods: the recent extraordinary assembly and the ordinary assembly scheduled for next October. So I thought it appropriate that the theme...
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Canadian Council of Churches Letter to PM

- Friday, 10 April 2015

Dear Prime Minister Harper, Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ. With you and all Canadians we are deeply troubled by the rise of what has been called by several names: the Islamic State (IS), the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This group has been responsible for brutal killings and kidnappings,...
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