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School administrators to trek in Spain

Group of seven journey to raise funds for Catholic charities By Waldemar Sambor Special to The B.C. Catholic Neva Gro

Ancient Church order's members gather in Vancouver

Father Joseph Nguyen personally reflects on God's blessings for knights, dames of the Holy Sepulchre By J.P. Sonnen Sp

Ukrainian eparch emeritus reflects on 60 years of ministry

Eparch Severian Yakymyshyn, OSBM, the former Eparch (Bishop) of the Ukrainian diocese of New Westminster, recently celeb

Airport chaplain joyously embraces Pope

Father Nicolas Tumbelaka flies to world aviation seminar held at the Vatican When this archdiocese's chaplain of the cl

Advocates slam officials for not arresting johns

Anti-prostitution groups worry police are not enforcing a law that came into effect in December By Agnieszka Krawczynsk

Local

L'Arche fundraiser turns to ball park

Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Softball tournament to help intellectually disabled By Josh Tng The B.C. Catholic Caption: A large crowd gathers in Papillion, Neb., for a softball matchup dubbed the I-80 Collar Series between priests of...
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Catholics start new blood donor project

Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Vancouver archdiocese launches collaboration with Canadian Blood Services By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Employees at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre of the Archdiocese of Vancouver find out their blood types during...
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Conference to address reconciliation issues

Monday, 20 July 2015
Directions in Aboriginal Ministry Conference to be held Aug. 17-20 By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Pope John Paul II and Cuban President Fidel Castro in Cuba in January 1998. The Pope called...
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Op-Ed

Looking at both sides in the creation-evolution debate

- Wednesday, 29 July 2015

St. Thomas explicitly argues God acted directly By Dr. Robert Stackpole Don Hammond / Designpics Is evolution a scientific fact or just a theory ? I set off a firestorm April 6 by suggesting the latter. First we need to be clear about what is meant by evolution. The word is usually used as shorthand for the Neo-Darwinian theory that all life forms...
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Bold Catholic author wrote shocking fiction

- Monday, 27 July 2015

Flannery O'Connor's writing was bracingly realistic and brilliant By George Weigel In this vale of tears, one can never be sure about the boundaries of acceptable behaviour at the Throne of Grace. Is laughter at earthly foibles permitted? Encouraged? I like to think so. This inclines me to believe that, on June 3, Miss Mary Flannery O'Connor was having a good cackle. That was...
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Canadian

Marriage should focus on service, theologian says

Thursday, 23 July 2015
What is most needed to change the culture is to build strong families By Thandiwe Konguavi Western Catholic Reporter EDMONTON (CCN) Caption: Ted Sri. Thandiwe Konguavi, Western Catholic Reporter (CCN). It's no coincidence that when Jesus...
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Archbishop proclaims Gospel of mercy

Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Catholic Social Services offers a ministry of healing and of restoration By Ramon Gonzalez Western Catholic Reporter EDMONTON (CCN) Caption: Archbishop Richard Smith. Ramon Gonzalez, Western Catholic Reporter (CCN). Catholic Social Services serves as an island...
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Knights replace deceased officer

Tuesday, 21 July 2015
State deputy-elect Grant Mann died in April By Ramon Gonzalez Western Catholic Reporter CALGARY (CCN) Caption: Charles Russell. Photo contributed to Western Catholic Reporter (CCN). The state board of the Alberta Knights of Columbus has appointed...
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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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