Advertise with us

Christian values require place in public laws

The silencing of Christianity is a matter of grave concern by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB This is an excer

Athletes choose Divine Mercy over career on playing field

When God calls, we must answer by Pat Macken Mercy. Such a beautiful and profound word to Catholics. There ar

International News

Read the latest Catholic news from around the world.  

Counsellor brings back highly anticipated women’s retreat

Event to focus on God's unfailing love By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo: Heather Khym. There’s a lot of fear

Vegan shares how faith helped her recover from an eating disorder

Popular video blogger opens up about anorexia and how to be truly healthy By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo: Bethany Bo

God’s love takes us on a bicycle ride built for two

When climbing the hills of life, we must keep on peddling by Collen Roy Photo Caption: Scott Roy (left) rides his


Presbyterian shares healing lesson for Aboriginal-Church relations

Friday, 24 February 2017
Minister Mary Fontaine speaks on importance of forgiveness By Josh Tng “My girl, our people have suffered a lot.” Those were the words spoken to the Reverend Mary Fontaine by her father, and...

Luke 15 House reaches silver jubilee

Thursday, 23 February 2017
Shelter for ex-cons ‘snowballs into thriving, beautiful ministry’ By Josh Tng Despite impossible odds, a Lower Mainland residence for prison parolees has celebrated its 25th anniversary. “It’s really a milestone I never thought...

Seattle prelate tells lawyers to become ‘class acts’

Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Archbishop Peter Sartain urges them to recognize the image of God in every person By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo: Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver (left) sits down with Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle....


We must rediscover Jesus' teaching of nonviolence

- Saturday, 25 February 2017

We must rediscover Jesus' teaching of nonviolence BY C.S. MORRISSEY Jesus teaches nonviolence as an active way to resist and overcome oppression and violence, writes C.S. Morrissey. (Picture credit: Norton Simon Art Foundation, Christ Crowned with Thorns by Matthias Stom) One of the most eye-opening books you can read is Jesus Christ, Peacemaker: A New Theology of Peace, by Terrence J. Rynne, a peace studies professor at Marquette University. Rynne describes how “love your enemies” is central to the teaching of Jesus. It is not meant to be a vaguely pious sentiment, a utopian...

What's the point of fasting, anyway?

- Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Depriving ourselves of a fundamental need helps us grow spiritually WASHINGTON (CNA) Photo Caption: Temptation of Christ (12th Century mosaic in Basilica di San Marco, Venice, Italy). Christ fasted in the desert for 40 days and nights, even when He was tempted by the devil. God commanded it, Jesus practised it, and Church Fathers have preached the importance of it. Fasting is a powerful...


Fully funded palliative care would save money: report

Monday, 27 February 2017
Properly supported palliative care holds potential for economic savings By Michael Swan TORONTO (CCN) Timmins-James Bay NDP MP Charlie Angus Timely, fully funded, and widely available palliative care could save Canada’s health care system between...

Palliative care and treatment go ‘hand in hand’

Sunday, 26 February 2017
Physician notes importance on changing perspective on palliative care By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Photo Caption: Dr. Jose Pereira, a palliative care expert, said palliative care should be introduced much earlier in a patient's...

Wife’s faith won out in cycling’s doping scandal

Saturday, 25 February 2017
Betsy Andreu's beliefs carried her and her husband Frankie through tough trials By Jean Ko Din TORONTO (CCN) Betsy Andreu likes to carry around two prayer cards — one for St. Padre Pio and...


The Gospel according to football

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Terry Fox’s football triumph has roots in Catholic faith By Josh Tng Photo Caption: Tom Kubada (left) and Martin McDonnell hold up the provincial champions banner. The Terry Fox Ravens were the senior...

Christians skate with Columbus Blue Jackets

Sunday, 15 January 2017
Faith helps fine-tune our God-given talents By Pat Macken Courtesty of Columbus Blue Jackets Photo Caption: Columbus Blue Jackets' Foligno grew up in the Catholic Church and was taught, how we play hockey...

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:...


Joint Declaration between Pope Francis & Russian Patriarch

- Friday, 19 February 2016

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the holy Spirit be with all of you” (2 Cor 13:13). 1. By God the Father’s will, from which all gifts come, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with...





Salt and Light Webcast
  Courtesy of Salt & Light Television

Click image to watch Video
Medieval Gem - UBC acquires papal bull

Click image to watch Video
Paul Goo's Diaconate Ordination

Click image to watch Video
Thank You John Paul II




4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver BC V5Z 0G3   Phone: 604 683 0281 Fax: 604 683 8117
© The B.C. Catholic

Informing Catholics in Canada since 1931