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Iraqi refugees land in Vancouver

St. Clare of Assisi welcomes second refugee family By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Nahida Balka

Journalist with microcephaly slams abortion push in Brazil

Zika virus has been linked to recent cases of abnormally small heads SAO PAULO, Brazil (CNA/EWTN News) Caption: Ana

CCCB president releases Lenten message

Bishop prefers palliative and home care to euthanasia By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Bishop Douglas Crosb

Prison ministry director launches new campaign

Maureen Donegan hopes to have liaisons in most parishes in five years as this ministry grows By Agnieszka Krawczynski

Laity join in celebrating religious life

World Day for Consecrated Life ends year of the same name By Josh Tng The B.C. Catholic Caption: Religious and lay

Local

Langley residents speak up about assisted suicide

Tuesday, 09 February 2016
MPs Mark Warawa and John Aldag host public consultation that draws large crowd on short notice By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic LANGLEY Caption: Shelley Wepruk explains her concern about assisted suicide to two MPs...
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Pro-life groups discuss 'true compassion'

Monday, 08 February 2016
Speakers urge those against assisted suicide to spend time with elderly, disabled By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Doctor Williard Johnston tells 80 people at a workshop at the John Paul II Pastoral...
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Grieving mother feels comforted by Virgin Mary

Sunday, 07 February 2016
Oily walls seen as a sign of God's care for refugees By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Sanaa Ramo, who left Iraq after the death of her son in 2006, stands in her...
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Op-Ed

Stations of the Cross succeeds where Revenant fails

- Saturday, 30 January 2016

In the end, Stations of the Cross succeeds where The Revenant fails BY C.S. MORRISSEY Pope Francis meets with Leonardo DiCaprio, the star of the movie The Revenant. (Photo credit: L'Osservatore Romano) [Warning: SPOILER ALERT — The ending of the film The Revenant is discussed in the following article.] Survival against all odds in the wilderness: it’s a powerful theme, and watching its depiction in The Revenant is an engrossing experience. In a remarkable way, the camera places us immediately in the...
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Loving addicts can be harder than loving murderers

- Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Real love involves taking the long way around By Jenna McDonald In order to help free addicts from addiction, one must integrate into a community, Jenna McDonald writes. (Photo: BCC Archives) We all know people who are difficult to love. Throwing addiction into the mix brings love and mercy to a whole new level. This degree of love takes divine intervention. When we encounter an addict, we try to love them using the tools we have accumulated through our human experience. These tools fail...
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Canadian

Canada asked to recognize ISIS genocide of Christians

Thursday, 11 February 2016
Country would join EU Parliament after changing its military mission By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Catholic Near East Welfare Association National Director Carl Hetu; Development and Peace executive director David Leduc; and Aid...
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NDP MP tables motion to establish right to palliative care

Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Murray Rankin says he does not include physician-assisted dying as part of palliative care By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: MP Murray Rankin (Victoria, B.C.) has tabled a motion calling for the establishment of...
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Share Lent focuses on climate change

Tuesday, 09 February 2016
Workshop held on the campaign at Newman Theological College By Ramon Gonzalez Western Catholic Reporter Caption: CCODP regional animator Anupama Ranawana asks people to help overcome the damage we cause the earth. Ramon Gonzalez...
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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

Enduring Servants - The Permanent Diaconate

- Thursday, 28 January 2016

Sixteen permanent deacons who made history in the Archdiocese of Vancouver have just found out how they will serve the local church. Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, gave them their assignments one month after their ordination Mass. Never before had so many men been ordained at one time in Holy Rosary Cathedral. “It’s a tremendous boost to the life of the archdiocese,...
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