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Parishioners praise bishop 25 years after his death

Archbishop James Francis Carney was known as a fighter for Church teaching, Catholic schools By Agnieszka Krawczynski

African bishops throw swift punch at 'ideological colonization'

Western nations make financial aid contingent on favouring 'gay rights' By Elise Harris Vatican City (CNA) Caption:

Living with Dignity group hires new executive director

Montreal native replaces Nic Steenhout, who has moved to new employment By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Au

Nuns seek eco-friendly ways to run a monastery

Prioress says they think Pope Francis's latest encyclical affirms their efforts to care for planet By Agnieszka Krawczy

God is the centre of the family

Mini-retreat teaches the importance of fatherhood By Josh Tng The B.C. Catholic Caption: Rembrandt's painting "


Assisted suicide workshop planned for Oct. 17

Saturday, 10 October 2015
Nun to speak about Church teaching on redemptive suffering and assisted suicide By Josh Tng The B.C. Catholic Caption: Sister John Mary Sullivan, FSE The issue of assisted suicide and what it means for health-care...

Speaker praises Pope Francis as a great reformer

Friday, 09 October 2015
The Holy Father makes the Church accessible through his emphasis on mercy, says Peter Nation By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Peter Nation, the coordinator of Catholic Voices Canada, calls Pope Francis a...

Event offers rediscovery of Real Presence

Thursday, 08 October 2015
Talk planned to help everyone enter personal relationship with Jesus By Josh Tng The B.C. Catholic Caption: A monstrance holds Jesus in the Eucharist in an new adoration chapel. CNS photo / Olivia Obineme,...


Prayer requires a certain amount of discipline

- Monday, 12 October 2015

Grace is waiting By Anna Toth The small talk of strangers is nothing compared to the depth shared between friends. The potential of our prayer lies in our commitment, writes Anna Toth. (Photo: Anna Toth / Special to The B.C. Catholic) Let's be honest: praying is not the most exhilarating way to spend one's time, especially if you can't remember the last time you tried. It requires a certain amount of discipline to carve out time in the schedule, and a certain amount of self-control to reject the miscellaneous distractions once you've started. Many people like to describe prayer majestically....

Archbishop Carney preserved unity

- Friday, 09 October 2015

Late archbishop faced opposition, criticism By Msgr. Gregory Smith Msgr. Gregory Smith gives the homily at the memorial Mass for Archbishop Carney Oct. 1. (Photo: Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic) Msgr. Gregory Smith gave the following homily Oct. 1 during a 25th anniversary memorial Mass for Archbishop James Francis Carney. James Francis Carney was ordained a bishop on the eve of the controversy over Pope Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae. Three years later he became Archbishop of Vancouver at the height of dissension and confusion...


Political parties 'fleeing' responsibility on euthanasia, say groups

Monday, 12 October 2015
Whole issue of suicide prevention has been neglected, doctor says By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Aubert Martin, executive director of Living with Dignity, photo courtesy Living with Dignity. In the final days of the...

Mission program teaches what it's like to serve

Sunday, 11 October 2015
Ashley Aperocho worked in Guyana establishing a parish youth group By Evan Boudreau The Catholic Register TORONTO (CCN) Caption: Ashley Aperocho, 23, received such a sense of fulfillment from a one-year mission assignment in Guyana...

Campaign focus on middle class concerns anti-poverty advocates

Saturday, 10 October 2015
Some 833,000 Canadians use food banks every month By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Pope Francis addresses mayors from around the world at a workshop on climate change and human trafficking in the synod...


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?...


Estate Planning

- Friday, 25 September 2015

Universities, medical foundations, and social agencies around the world have a long history in donor engagement, strategic fundraising, and planned giving. As such, they have much to teach the Church about how to do fundraising. But the one thing that we cannot learn, borrow, or adapt from this philanthropic community is motivation. Download the Estate Planning Special Section






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