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There were eight popes who forged my priesthood

There were eight popes who forged my priesthood by Msgr. Pedro Lopez-Gallo Photo Caption: Pope Pius XI was ele

Special edition beer to help monks rebuild chapel

Earthquakes destroyed 14th century Basilica of St. Benedict By Mary Rezac
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‘Amazing Grace’ remembered as friend of archdiocese

Former deputy premier died May 24 By BCC Staff Photo: Grace McCarthy and her husband Raymond bid Pope John Paul II f

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St. Mark’s confers first BA degrees

Grads will have extra formation as Catholic teachers By Agnieszka Krawczynski Four graduates have just completed St.

This pro-life talk at Google's headquarters was a hit

This pro-life talk at Google's headquarters was a hit CALIFORNIA (CNA) Photo Caption: Stephanie Gray, found


Parents find TV show "13 Reasons Why" troubling

Monday, 26 June 2017
Counsellor offers parishioners tips on how to talk about self-harm and suicide By Agnieszka Krawczynski ABBOTSFORD Photo: P.J. Lewis. The sudden, viral success of 13 Reasons Why has parents seeking expert advice on dealing with...

Burnaby choir takes home $1,000 prize

Monday, 26 June 2017
OLM students perform for B.C. Lieutenant Governor By Agnieszka Krawczynski
 BURNABY Photo: The choir at Our Lady of Mercy school performs for Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon. (Submitted) A video by the Our Lady of Mercy...

Cathedral gardener describes flight from El Salvador

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Political refugee Luis Velasquez tackles weeds and homelessness By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo Caption: Luis Valesquez, a homeless political refugee from El Salvador, volunteers once a week at Holy Rosary Cathedral to help tend...


How simply we started!

- Wednesday, 21 June 2017

How simply we started! Peter Vogel Recently I came across, quite by accident in a Google search, a column I wrote in this space more than a decade and a half ago. Covering essentially the state of diocesan web communications as of Jan. 28, 2002, it provides an interesting look back at how simply we started. Here is that column. Except for a few style...

Harmony adds to music, to community, and to life

- Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Harmony adds to music, to community, and to life by Julie VanSpall Photo Caption: Whether music comes from natural talent or hard work, working as a group to create sound brings appreciating and harmony to everyone. (BCC File Photo) Anyone who has sung in a choir can appreciate both the challenge and the reward of singing in harmony. One doesn’t need formal training in...


Committee report on violent pornography ‘disappointing’

Monday, 26 June 2017
Anti-porn advocacy groups worry children can access material By Deborah Gyapong
 OTTAWA (CCN) Photo: Arnold Viersen. The federal health committee’s June 9 report on the public health effects of violent and degrading pornography has left...

Judge strikes down abortion censorship law

Monday, 26 June 2017
Blogger surprised and pleased with ruling By Deborah Gyapong
 OTTAWA (CCN) Photo: Constitutional lawyer Albertos Polizogopoulos (left) stands with blogger Patricia Maloney and ARPA lawyers John Sikkema and Andre Schutten at the Ottawa courthouse...

Carney students journey north

Monday, 05 June 2017
Grades 11, 12 connect with Yellowknife First Nations By Josh Tng
 PORT COQUITLAM Catholic high school students in the Archdiocese of Vancouver often go on mission trips to help out in impoverished countries, but...


Small schools celebrate big victories

Monday, 26 June 2017
St. Catherine’s, St. Joseph the Worker tie for first at CISVA meet By Agnieszka Krawczynski
 BURNABY Photo: Athletes from St. Joseph the Worker school and their teachers and coaches hold a trophy as they...

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...


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...






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