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UBC buys 770-year-old papal document

Academics study decree which was issued at First Council of Lyons in 1245 By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic

Benedict's resignation remembered

Pope Francis's successor became a pilgrim Ann Schneible VATICAN CITY (CNA) Two years after his historic resignation

Tories quash Liberal motion

Party wants to fast-track euthanasia law By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Conservative MPs quashed a potentially cau

Ukrainian Catholics welcome new priest to Prince George

Father Iurii Tychenok wants to set up a catechetical school, plans to listen carefully to his flock of 70 By Alistair B

College invites aspiring schoolteachers

Superintendent Doug Lauson says new BA program 'fills a void' By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic St. Mark's

Local

Bishop opens beatification cause for Chiara Lubich

Tuesday, 03 March 2015
Focolare members continue to promote ecumenical and interfaith dialogue as their foundress did By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Chiara Lubich. A local advocate for interfaith dialogue was thrilled to find out her role model...
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Energetic priest jigs north of 60

Monday, 02 March 2015
Priest hails late Catholic artist By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: In 1994 Father John Tritschler used a snowmobile to drag logs near the small town of Colville Lake, N.W.T. The priest was...
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Speaker calls faithful to be missionaries of tenderness

Sunday, 01 March 2015
Messages of compassion open doors to evangelism, says One Conference guest By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Keith Strohm addresses the Start Joy in Your World conference. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The...
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Op-Ed

World Christianity as told by the numbers

- Monday, 02 March 2015

The Great Commission requires a lot of work By George Weigel George Weigel speaks at a press conference at the Vatican April 25, 2014. (Photo: Paul Haring / CNS) The annual Status of Global Christianity survey published by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research is a cornucopia of numbers: some are encouraging, others are discouraging. Many of them are important for grasping the nature of this moment in Christian history. This year's survey works from a baseline of 1900 AD,...
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Aquinas skates to where the puck's going to be

- Sunday, 01 March 2015

Aquinas skates to where the puck's going to be BY C.S. MORRISSEY In hockey, one must skate to where the puck is going to be. C.S. Morrissey writes that St. Thomas Aquinas has similar skill when it comes to the debate over free speech. It’s like trying to play hockey inside a moving train. The ice is right below you. The puck keeps whipping around. Good luck trying to skate in such a constrained space! The hockey rink has been carved up into tinier icy patches and distributed across multiple train cars. Rumour has it, if...
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Canadian

French pro-lifer headlines COLF seminar

Thursday, 05 March 2015
Tugdual Derville is an organizer of massive pro-life and pro-family demonstrations By Deborah GyapongA nun and other pro-life activists demonstrate in front the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, in 2009. CNS photo / Vincent Kessler, Reuters.A nun and other pro-life activists demonstrate in front the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, in 2009. CNS...
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Largest pro-life event in Canada

Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Campaign Life Coalition reveals theme for 2015 March for Life By Deborah GyapongThe 2014 National March for Life drew over 20,000 people. File photo (CCN).The 2014 National March for Life drew over 20,000 people. File photo (CCN). OTTAWA (CCN) Campaign Life Coalition has announced Let...
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Catholic authorities optimistic about new sex ed curriculum

Monday, 02 March 2015
The Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario believes the new curriculum can be taught through a Catholic lens By Deborah GyapongYouth leaders lead a presentation on abstinence and the theology of the body during a Catholic youth fest at St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington, N.Y., in this 2007 file photo. Young teens given an abstinence-only message are significantly more likely to delay having sex than those who receive a  complete  sex education. CNS photo / Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic.Youth leaders lead a presentation on abstinence and the theology of the...
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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

The Catholic Press & the Catholic Press Collection

- Friday, 23 January 2015

Stories of faith need a financial boost By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic There will be a second collection during Mass throughout the Archdiocese of Vancouver for the Catholic press. This annual collection helps offset parishs' costs of sending The B.C. Catholic newspaper to approximately 27,000 subscribers' homes. Every parish takes it up, and unlike most collections, this collection stays within the parish,...
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Building New Beginnings

- Friday, 23 January 2015

Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, breaks ground at the new location for the John Paul II Pastoral Centre Aug. 29, 2013.Archdiocesan offi ces to move south to Cambie area After a decade of conversations and long-term planning, the Archdiocese of Vancouver’s offices will soon move out of the downtown core and into a new building near Queen Elizabeth Park. “We’ve known for a long time that the building was no longer suitable for use as the administrative headquarters of the archdiocese,” said Paul...
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