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Pilgrims travel to Madrid to celebrate bishop's beatification

New blessed's feast day will be May 12 By Lisa Rumpel Special to The B.C. Catholic MADRID On Sept. 27 I celebr

Procedure reverses RU-486

Baby reveals story of hope By Valerie Schmalz Special to The B.C. Catholic SAN FRANCISCO As soon as Rebekah Chav

Archbishop dedicates St. James Church

'Miracles can happen' says parish priest at celebration of newly constructed church By Agnieszka Krawczynski ABBOTSFO

UBC professor releases album about St. Augustine

Guitarist and expert in philosophy of education sets the Confessions to music in Late to Love By Agnieszka Krawczynski

Christian hope is no mere optimism - it's a light for the world, Pope says

Image of a wife waiting for her bridegroom speaks to us about God's plan By Elise Harris Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News)

Human rights case pursues outdoor company

Case proceeds against Amaruk despite questions about its legitimacy By Agnieszka Krawczynski A river-rafting guide i

Local

Health organization helps less fortunate

Monday, 13 October 2014
Volunteers provide free clothing, blankets, lunches, and haircuts at Crab Park By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Providence Health Care employees, volunteers, and their children give away clothing to Downtown Eastside residents Sept....
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Intrepid woman triumphs over unspeakable tragedies

Saturday, 11 October 2014
Hannah Asmaro, an Iraqi refugee, escaped to Syria, finally ended up in Canada By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Hannah Asmaro holds up a 1996 photo of her family in Baghdad: her sister...
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TWU grad feels discriminated against in job application

Thursday, 09 October 2014
Email sent to Bethany Paquette says she is forcing her opinion onto others By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic A river-rafting guide has filed a human rights complaint after her job application to an...
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Op-Ed

Hildebrand deployed philosophy in battle against Hitler

- Saturday, 18 October 2014

Hildebrand deployed philosophy in battle against Hitler BY C.S. MORRISSEY “That damned Hildebrand is the greatest obstacle for National Socialism in Austria. No one causes more harm,” fumed Franz von Papen, the Nazi ambassador to Austria, who proposed to Hitler a plan to assassinate Hitler’s public enemy number one. Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889–1977) was a German Roman Catholic philosopher opposed to the Nazis from...
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Bishops should affirm beauty of marriage

- Wednesday, 08 October 2014

Synod should focus on marriage culture By George Weigel George Weigel speaks at a press conference at the Vatican April 25. (Photo: Paul Haring / CNS) Pope Francis has called a special session of the Synod of Bishops, which will meet from Oct. 5-19 and prepare the agenda for the ordinary session of the synod that is scheduled for the fall of 2015; both sessions will focus on the family. In my view, the synod should focus on two related themes:...
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Canadian

Dutch journalist changed mind on euthanasia after partner became disabled

Monday, 13 October 2014
About 3.5 per cent of deaths in Holland involve the practice and most involve cancer patients By Deborah GyapongProtesters in Brussels hold banners Feb. 11 against legislation authorizing euthanasia for children. CNS photo / Laurent Dubrule, Reuters.Protesters in Brussels hold banners Feb. 11 against legislation authorizing euthanasia for children. CNS...
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Prostitution Bill C-36 goes on to the senate

Sunday, 12 October 2014
Bill criminalizes sale of sex near schools or playgrounds where there are likely to be children By Deborah GyapongMercy Sister Anne Fleming leads a prayer for victims of human trafficking on Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Detroit in January 2013. CNS photo / Jim West.Mercy Sister Anne Fleming leads a prayer for victims of human trafficking on Human...
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COLF launches national palliative care campaign

Saturday, 11 October 2014
Website has a downloadable brochure with links to a number of organizations By Deborah GyapongArchbishop Paul-Andre Durocher, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, is pictured in Rome Oct. 8. Archbishop Durocher, who is representing the Canadian church at the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, said Church teaching should not be viewed as a set of rules but rather as  true good news.  CNS photo / Paul Haring.Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, is pictured in Rome Oct. 8. Archbishop...
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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

Pastoral Letter on a Grave Social Issue

- Sunday, 25 May 2014

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSBI am writing to you - the Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver about a serious threat to the moral fabric of Canadian society: the possible decriminalization of sexual exploitation through prostitution by its buyers and profiteers. This Pastoral Letter examines what we can do as a community and a nation to answer the needs of girls, youth and women...
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