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Council voids motion seen as anti-Christian

After two months of criticism, Nanaimo city councilors take back their decision By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Cath

Pope laments exodus of last Christians from Mosul

'Our brothers are persecuted, they are driven out' By Elise Harris Catholic News Agency VATICAN CITY In his weekly

Lawsuit launched against euthanasia law

Living with Dignity and Physicians' Alliance think government doesn't have jurisdiction By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN

Salt Spring Islanders display a vibrancy of faith

Families attend Mass in St. Paul's, a historic 1880s landmark built by Hawaiians in Fulford Harbour By Alistair Burns

Canonization contest winners announced

Two saints who smiled have their admirers The B.C. Catholic held a contest earlier this year as part of the celebrati

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Exhibit reveals six new Eucharistic miracles

Saturday, 19 July 2014
In-depth display at Good Shepherd Church inspires faithful, humbles parish priest By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic SURREY Caption: Parishioners silently observe the Eucharistic miracles exhibit displayed by the Real Presence Association at Good Shepherd...
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Catholic schools release gender dysphoria policy

Friday, 18 July 2014
Document is the first of its kind in Canada By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Sacred Heart Elementary School in Delta. Students attending local Catholic schools who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria can now receive special accommodation, thanks to...
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Sisters of Life originally from the Vancouver area to visit

Thursday, 17 July 2014
Two will lead a mini-retreat titled 'The Feminine Heart' By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Sisters on a mission to defend human life are coming to Vancouver to encourage the hearts of local women....
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Op-Ed

Natural Family Planning respects God's design

- Monday, 21 July 2014

Woman's body has built-in baby-spacing mechanism By Lisa Price Special to The B.C. Catholic Contraception and sterilization have become so commonplace in our society that it can seem as though everyone is using them. But are they really? Many women can likely relate to one or more of the following scenarios: -- You ask your doctor about your irregular cycles or painful periods and are prescribed...
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Oxonian responds to Hawking: God's Not Dead

- Saturday, 19 July 2014

Oxonian responds to Hawking: God's Not Dead BY C.S. MORRISSEY Shane Harper (playing the role of Josh Wheaton) and Cassidy Gifford (as Josh's girlfriend Kara) in the movie God's Not Dead. (Photo: Pure Flix Entertainment) In the movie God’s Not Dead, when the Christian student Josh Wheaton debates the point, he makes use of the scholarship of John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, to refute Stephen Hawking’s claims about God and the universe. Josh paraphrases the zinger, from Lennox’s book God and Stephen Hawking, that...
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Canadian

Prostitution Bill C-36 passes Justice Committee with amendments

Monday, 21 July 2014
Many groups praise the bill, but also have reservations By Deborah GyapongNDP Justice Critic Francoise Boivin in the room where the Justice Committee heard witnesses July 7-10. Deborah Gyapong / (CCN).NDP Justice Critic Francoise Boivin in the room where the Justice Committee heard witnesses July 7-10. Deborah Gyapong / (CCN). OTTAWA (CCN) Prostitution...
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Aboriginal Catholics hope St. Kateri brings healing

Sunday, 20 July 2014
First special event to honour the Mohawk hero held July 11-12 By Glen ArganAboriginal Catholics at Maskwacis hope their two-day event honouring St. Kateri becomes an annual celebration. Glen Argan / Western Catholic Reporter.Aboriginal Catholics at Maskwacis hope their two-day event honouring St. Kateri becomes an annual celebration. Glen Argan / Western...
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Sisters invite young women to the 'hood

Saturday, 19 July 2014
Nuns say young women don't see much commitment in the world around them By Ruane RemySister Helena Raphael Burns, crouched at the bottom left, is a vocations director for the Daughters of St. Paul, who are holding  Nunapalooza,  their annual weekend vocations retreat, Aug. 1-3 in Chicago. Photo courtesy Sister Helena Raphael Burns.Sister Helena Raphael Burns, crouched at the bottom left, is a vocations director for the Daughters 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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