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Benedictine brother navigated planes during WWII

Brother John Dunne, who took poverty seriously, dead at 94 By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Brother John

Vatican invites 150 homeless for dinner

Guests get private tour of Sistine Chapel By Elise Harris VATICAN CITY (CNA) A homeless woman sits with her belongi

Protecting human ecology imperative, says French pro-lifer

Activist says huge crowd gathered in France to protest redefinition of marriage By Deborah Gyapong GATINEAU, Quebec (C

Three B.C. bishops reveal tips, training for the pulpit

New Vatican-approved directory directs clergy to specifically suit their homilies to parishioners By Alistair Burns Th

Archbishop Miller hosts Basilian Coach's Corner

During intermissions, couples receive valuable insights on how to renew their wedded bliss By Alistair Burns The B.C.

Local

Notre Dame teacher's 80th birthday trek goes viral

Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Alan Charlton reflects on his discovery of Catholicism six decades ago during 20 km seawall walk By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Alan Charlton, a teacher at Notre Dame for 50 years, waves...
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Philosophers lay out boundaries of free speech

Monday, 23 March 2015
Professors say Charlie Hebdo magazine producers do not pass free speech test By Agnieszka Krawczynski LANGLEY The B.C. Catholic Caption: Philosophy professors Grant Havers (left) and Chris Morrissey agree that freedom of speech should have...
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Group puts world's worries in abeyance to meditate

Sunday, 22 March 2015
Taize services at Sacred Heart Parish include icons, Scripture-based hymns, and silent prayer By Alistair Burns DELTA The B.C. Catholic Caption: Dominican Sisters Mary Magdalen Coughlin (left) and Dominic Maria Lenz, with the cross they...
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Op-Ed

The Middle East needs peace, not more war

- Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Some children in Jordan have only known war By Carl Hetu A displaced Syrian girl finds temporary shelter at a school in Damascus, Syria, Feb. 23. (Photo: Youssef Badawi, EPA / CNS) The history books will remember 2014 as a devastating year for people of the Middle East. The Syrian Civil War, now considered the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II, counts 3 million refugees and 7 million persons displaced. The Islamic State emerged from Syria to take the Iraqi city of Mosul and,...
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Neo-Catechumenal Way benefits Church

- Monday, 23 March 2015

Pope Francis encourages missionaries Pope Francis talks with Neocatechumenal Way founder before special audience at the Vatican March 6. (Photo Max Rossi, Reuters / CNS) Pope Francis received members of the Catholic missionary movement the Neocatechumenal Way March 6. The Pope thanked them for the great benefit they bring to the Church. The following is an excerpt. Peter's task is to confirm his brothers and sisters in the faith. So you too have wanted with this gesture to ask the Successor of Peter to...
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Canadian

Victory for religious freedom welcomed

Thursday, 26 March 2015
Supreme Court's Loyola decision hailed by Catholic parent By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Catholic parent John Zucchi and Loyola High School principal Paul Donovan both welcomed the Supreme Court's decision as a victory...
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L'Arche founder wins prestigious honour

Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Jean Vanier, 86, awarded Templeton prize for his compassionate work By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Jean Vanier. The international community has recognized Jean Vanier's unceasing efforts to provide care for the disabled and...
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#No2Trudeau campaign decries Liberal leader's abortion stand

Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Movement aims to sway public opinion before federal election By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Campaign Life Coalition's Alissa Golob speaks to the Vancouver audience during a nation-wide tour that will run until...
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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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