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Spokespeople learn to face tough questions By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Peter Nation, dire

Pope beatifies ‘great helmsman’ of Vatican II

‘The grandeur of Blessed Paul VI shines forth’ By Ann Schneible (CNA) VATICAN CITY Addressing those gat

Ottawa archbishop evokes words of St. John Paul II after shooting rampage

Prelate also remembers man in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu who killed one soldier and injured another with his car By Debora

Spotify comes to Canada

Popular streaming music service now available north of the 49th (Caption: Peter Vogel writes that the Spotify system

Cardinal reveals ‘peak of tension’ meetings before papal conclave

Prelate was in the room when former Pope announced his resignation By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Car

Local

B.C. Seniors Advocate addresses health and housing issues

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Isobel Mackenzie gives presentation on International Day of Older Persons By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo: B.C. seniors advocate Isobel Mackenzie (left), listens to the concerns of Sister Edna Walsh, SC(H), Oct. 1. (Agnieszka Krawczynski...
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Knights & Ladies Invested

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Ancient order welcomes new members By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, stands with a group of knights and...
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Bishop Alvaro del Portillo beatified

Monday, 20 October 2014
Right-hand man to Opus Dei founder recognized for holiness By Fr. Fernando Mignone Special to The B.C. Catholic Caption: More than 300,000 people from 80 countries attended the Sept. 27 beatification, held in a...
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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

Supreme Court hears arguments on prayer before Saguenay City Council meetings

Thursday, 23 October 2014
Lawyer warns against having the courts evaluate prayers for their religious content By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Mayor Jean Tremblay at the Supreme Court of Canada defending the right to pray before Saguenay, Que., city council meetings and to keep a crucifix and a Sacred Heart statue in the chamber. Deborah Gyapong / CCN.Mayor Jean Tremblay at the Supreme Court of Canada defending the right to pray before Saguenay, Que.,...
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Supreme Court hearing on assisted suicide 'surrealistic,' says Quebec surgeon

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Doctor hopes the concerns of the disabled are heard By Deborah GyapongCatholic Civil Rights League President Phil Horgan at the Supreme Court Oct. 15 for the Carter Case. Deborah Gyapong / CCN.Catholic Civil Rights League President Phil Horgan at the Supreme Court Oct. 15 for the Carter Case. Deborah Gyapong / CCN. OTTAWA...
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Church pauses to consider family

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Pastoral solutions come from parishes By MICHAEL SWANArchbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, president of the Polish bishops' conference, greets Pope Francis as they arrive for a session of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 7. Archbishop Gadecki told Vatican Radio that the synod's controversial midterm report was not acceptable to many synod fathers and reflected an ideology hostile to marriage. CNS photo / Marcin Mazur.Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, president of the Polish bishops' conference, greets Pope Francis as they arrive for a session of the extraordinary Synod of...
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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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