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Pope called synod to help families today, says Pavel Reid

Vancouver CWL members have sent their views to the Vatican on marriage, education of children, and other family life top

Annual bishops' plenary expected to change way the conference is financed

New officers will replace old ones at October meeting By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: In this photo from l

Bishop Gordon highlights CWL's missionary potential

Victoria prelate shares stories of bold, resilient ladies By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Bisho

St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe accepted two crowns

Holy man offered to replace a husband and father By Father David Bellusci, OP Special to The B.C. Catholic Caption:

CWL celebrates 95th convention

Delegates pass five wide-ranging resolutions By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: National president

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New director takes wheel of VanSpec

Sunday, 30 August 2015
Sister Leroux now leads program for children with special needs By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Sister Leroux (centre) and two of her sisters celebrate a 25th anniversary. VanSpec is gearing up for catechism...
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Football star talks masculinity

Saturday, 29 August 2015
B.C. Lions quarterback tackles false notions about manhood By Josh Tng The B.C. Catholic Caption: About 700 men turned up to hear Theology of the Body expert Christopher West and B.C. Lion Travis Lulay...
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Historian speaks out against assisted suicide

Friday, 28 August 2015
Winnipeg-born Kevin Yuill says death does not happen in a vacuum, warns about dangers of legalization By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic A U.K. historian who faced a friend's suicide in his teens is...
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Op-Ed

Cardinals debate understanding of morals

- Friday, 28 August 2015

Forces pushed for a new moral-theological method in the 60s By George Weigel Cardinal Walter Kasper (left) talks with Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi as they exit a session of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 9. (Photo: Paul Haring / CNS) Looking back on the controversy that preceded Pope Paul VI's 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae, I get the impression that there was an even deeper issue in play than the question of the morally appropriate means to regulate human fertility. Underneath that debate, another issue was being contested: how should Catholics...
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Many people today exile themselves to Cyberia

- Saturday, 22 August 2015

Exiled in Cyberia? Tradition offers a way out BY C.S. MORRISSEY Sometimes old school is best, writes C.S. Morrissey. (Photo of Rebecca Ferguson in Mission Impossible Rogue Nation: Paramount Pictures) Summer vacation, and everybody’s taking “selfies.” But a thoughtful artist can still capture the essence of a person, in a way no photograph can. Take that remarkable pencil sketch of Ilsa Faust, for example, that shows up in the best movie of the summer, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation. That drawing communicates the essence of...
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Canadian

Quebec bill 59 would give human rights commission new powers

Tuesday, 01 September 2015
Issue concerns protection against 'heinous language' By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Anne Leahy. Catholic Register (CCN). A Quebec bill that would give the province's human rights commission new powers faces growing opposition including from...
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Canadian Medical Association vote disturbs euthanasia opponents

Monday, 31 August 2015
Many physicians don't seem to want conscience rights By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Dr. Jeff Blackmer Euthanasia opponents expressed dismay over an Aug. 25 vote to deny physicians' conscience rights at the Canadian Medical...
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Cardinal Ouellet has authored new book on marriage

Sunday, 30 August 2015
His work reveals doctrinal developments since the Council By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Cardinal Marc Ouellet (left) appears in a photo with Pope Francis. CNS photo / Paul Haring. Cardinal Marc Ouellet's latest book...
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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

Pope's Encyclical on the Environment: Laudato Si

- Thursday, 18 June 2015

ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME 1. “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens...
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