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Missionaries arrive at 10 Vancouver parishes

Young people from Victoria to Halifax team up and spread across the city to work on evangelization By Agnieszka Krawczy

Iraqi Christians have lost everything except their faith

Dominican nun addresses U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee By Matt Hadro WASHINGTON, D.C. Caption: Displaced Ira

Revised religious ed curriculum approved

Some materials print-based, others fully digital: no print at all By Michael Swan The Catholic Register (CCN) Capti

Women Rising Bursary to be awarded for the first time

New funds to help exploited women return to school By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Women pray d

Vancouver faithful share memories of Bishop Ray

Holy Rosary Cathedral hosts memorial Mass for Archbishop Raymond Roussin, SM, after his funeral By Agnieszka Krawczynsk

Local

Order of Malta provides medical help to migrants

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
CISOM workers travel on Italian Coast Guard vessels to provide first aid By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: An Order of Malta volunteer, one of 4,300 stationed in southern Italy, prepares to receive...
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Deacon to join priestly fraternity

Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Father Goo will then serve at Christ the Redeemer Parish By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: In 2011, Deacon Goo (right) walked across Canada for Crossroads, a pro-life organization. He will be ordained...
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New infant memorial to open at Gardens of Gethsemani cemetery

Monday, 18 May 2015
Fundraising campaign underway By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic SURREY Caption: A Knights of Columbus honour guard processes through the Gardens of Gethsemani in Surrey April 26. Cory Cone / Special to The B.C. Catholic. For...
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Op-Ed

Theology need not oppose science of evolution

- Friday, 22 May 2015

How the magisterium uses Aquinas to explain the fact of evolution BY C.S. MORRISSEY Catholics can embrace whatever material truths evolutionary science reveals about human origins, as long as they preserve the spiritual truth: i.e., the direct creation of the soul as form of the body is reserved for God alone, which is what Aquinas means, writes C.S. Morrissey, when Aquinas says the formation of bodily matter in Adam and Eve was immediately from God. (Photo: ThomisticEvolution.org) The Catholic Church teaches that God directly creates every human soul in a special act of creation. The human parents contribute the material conditions, but God alone is able to create an immortal soul at the moment of conception perfectly united with the body of that new human life....
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Expect more from the Holy Spirit this Pentecost

- Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The economy of the Holy Spirit is not rooted in earthly arithmetic By Jenna McDonald Nathan Lau / Designpics By now, Catholics should see a pattern: the more shrouded in mystery a tenet of the faith seems, the more intense its power for those who believe. Examples abound: the Eucharist, the Immaculate Conception, the Incarnation, and the age-old mystery surrounding the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. It must...
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Canadian

Operation Rescue changes tactics to target abortionists

Thursday, 21 May 2015
Leader Troy Newman speaks to youth conference after March for Life By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Operation Rescue head Troy Newman spoke to the 2015 March for Life Youth Conference May 15 in...
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World awaits papal call to action on environment

Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Pope Francis expected to issue an encyclical this year By Michael Swan The Catholic Register (CCN) Caption: Adelie penguins gather at the base of a memorial at Mawson's Hut in Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica. No...
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Philippines relocation of storm victims like 'Siberian gulag'

Monday, 18 May 2015
Pope Francis Village may be ready for shovels in the ground in July By Michael Swan The Catholic Register (CCN) Caption: Pope Francis greets Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a welcoming ceremony...
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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 Message for World Communications Day

- Friday, 08 May 2015

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 49th WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love The family is a subject of profound reflection by the Church and of a process involving two Synods: the recent extraordinary assembly and the ordinary assembly scheduled for next October. So I thought it appropriate that the theme...
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Canadian Council of Churches Letter to PM

- Friday, 10 April 2015

Dear Prime Minister Harper, Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ. With you and all Canadians we are deeply troubled by the rise of what has been called by several names: the Islamic State (IS), the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This group has been responsible for brutal killings and kidnappings,...
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