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Love energizes families in Lenten survival mode

Help each other do more than the bare minimum for Lent by Colleen Roy So, how is your Lent going? Well, it&rsqu

Homeless Jesus to find a home in Vancouver

Statue already installed in about 40 places, including the Vatican By Agnieszka Krawczynski The original Homeless Je

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Catholics and Lutherans build bridges

Joint ecumenical event held in anticipation of 500th anniversary of Reformation By Agnieszka Krawczynski
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Keeping friends demands time, patience, and love

The gift of authentic friendship is one to be treasured by Jenna McDonald Photo Caption: Friendship is “

13-year-old awes Canuck crowds

STM student’s singing, dancing, and acting are gaining attention By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo: Elizabeth Irv

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Overdose crisis solution starts in infancy: MD

Friday, 24 March 2017
Drug access is part of ‘perfect storm’ fueling addiction By Josh Tng Photo caption: Dr. Tamás Ungar spoke to participants at St. Mary's Parish, Vancouver, of the dangers of drug addiction...
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Consultant gives tips for dealing with dementia

Thursday, 23 March 2017
Empathy is a key aspect in caring for syndrome sufferers, says Karen Tyrell By Josh Tng COQUITLAM Photo caption: Dementia consultant Karen Tyrell gives advice for caring for dementia patients March...
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Muslim finds family in Christian halfway house

Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Freddy Emami told the sentencing judge, “Are you serious? I’m Muslim! By Josh Tng Photo caption: Freddy Emami, an Iraqi-born Muslim, converted to Christianity and found family at Luke 15 House. (Josh...
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Op-Ed

Better to be atheist than Catholic hypocrite: Pope

- Tuesday, 21 March 2017

To be accepted into Heaven, we must have more than a lukewarm faith by Msgr. Pedro Lopez-Gallo Jesus said to the crowds and his disciples: “The scribes and the Pharisees occupy the chair of Moses. You must therefore do what they tell you and listen to what they say; but do not be guided by what they do since they do not practise...
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Word of God triumphs over temptation

- Monday, 20 March 2017

Knowing Sacred Scripture is essential for Catholics by Archbishop J. Michael Miller This is an excerpt from a homily given during the rite of election at Holy Rosary Cathedral March 5. In Matthew’s Gospel account of the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, the Holy Spirit descends upon Jesus, who had one last thing to do before beginning his public ministry. He had to...
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Canadian funds helped process 41,300 refugees

Friday, 24 March 2017
Canada renews commitment to global refugee agency By Michael Swan TORONTO (CCN) Photo caption: ICMC general secretary Msgr. Bob Vitillo and Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen shake hands after renewing a commitment...
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Constitutional lawyers debate conscience rights

Thursday, 23 March 2017
Attorneys discuss medical physicians' freedom to choose By Deborah Gyapong
 OTTAWA (CCN) Photo caption: Constitutional lawyer Albertos Polizogopoulos (left) defends physicians' conscience rights in a debate at University of Ottawa's law school...
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Motherhood, not womanhood, greatest barrier to employment: panel

Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Women find discrimination for being a mother in the workplace By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Photo caption: Helen Reimer said that while she wants children, she does not want to go...
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Sports

The Gospel according to football

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Terry Fox’s football triumph has roots in Catholic faith By Josh Tng Photo Caption: Tom Kubada (left) and Martin McDonnell hold up the provincial champions banner. The Terry Fox Ravens were the senior...
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Christians skate with Columbus Blue Jackets

Sunday, 15 January 2017
Faith helps fine-tune our God-given talents By Pat Macken Courtesty of Columbus Blue Jackets Photo Caption: Columbus Blue Jackets' Foligno grew up in the Catholic Church and was taught, how we play hockey...
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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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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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