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New program breaks out of traditional learning mold

St. Patrick’s school introduces design and technology lessons as part of new curriculum By Agnieszka Krawczynski

New B.C. legislature has duty to protect rights

The right to life is fundamental and universal, not a religious belief by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB This is

Preparation in sports echoes preparation for Mass

Similar rituals for the Liturgy and games help keep us focused by Pat Macken (Photo credit: desingpics.com) T

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S. Korean Catholics oppose nuclear power use

'You can't be for peace if you're preparing for war,' priest says SEOUL (CNA/EWTN News) Photo: South Korea's new Pr

Former MP asks lawyers to defend religious freedom

Woodworth hopes B.C. law society will drop TWU appeal By Agnieszka Krawczynski A former Conservative MP is hoping t

Local

Diversity on display at life march

Friday, 19 May 2017
Various faiths, ages, ethnicities increasingly participating By Agnieszka Krawczynski
 VICTORIA Photo: Young vegan Jezabel Poirier holds a handmade sign saying Pro-all-lives at March for Life. (Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic) A diverse...
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Defend your freedoms, lawyer tells pro-lifers

Friday, 19 May 2017
John Carpay encourages marchers to continue exercising freedom of expression By Agnieszka Krawczynski
 VICTORIA The rights of Canadians are being threatened, says the president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. “Freedom of expression is...
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Celebration reminds the faithful of the power of penance

Thursday, 18 May 2017
Prayer and sacrifice helps save souls, says theologian By Josh Tng Photo captions: Angelyn Dee photographed a float during the 75th anniversary of the Our Lady of Fatima in Coimbra, Portugal....
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Op-Ed

Searching for real beauty amidst a culture of fakes

- Friday, 19 May 2017

Searching for real beauty amidst a culture of fakes BY C.S. MORRISSEY Making real art is hard work, writes C.S. Morrissey. (Image credit: Catholic Art Guild logo / CatholicArtGuild.org) Perhaps there is a philosophical way to identify what is objectively beautiful. Could beauty be something shared by many? How might people participate in a communal experience of beauty? A group of people could also participate in a collective delusion. How can we tell the difference? Recently, I was invited to meet a...
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We move ever closer to God, one dance at a time

- Friday, 19 May 2017

Using our bodies to express beauty makes us more human by Colleen Roy Photo Caption: Colleen Roy says dancing lessons remind her of her humility, but also encourage her to improve herself both in dance and in spirit. “When I come home and practise the few steps I can remember ... I feel beautiful,” she writes. (designpics.com) There is something special when my daughter...
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Canadian

Euthanasia has “brought shame” to Canada: Cardinal Collins

Thursday, 18 May 2017
15,000 pro-lifers march upon Parliament Hill in Ottawa By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Photo caption: The 20th March for Life in Ottawa on May 11 brought thousands to Parliament Hill to spread...
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Red Dear education board supports single publicly funded system

Thursday, 18 May 2017
Catholic Digest Photo caption: A teacher works with children in the classroom of St. Joseph Mission School Feb. 1 in rural San Fidel, N.M. The public school board of Red...
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Millennial Catholics can be argued back to Church: Bishop Barron

Thursday, 18 May 2017
Atheistic youth require logical discussion to return to the faith By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Photo caption: Appearing by video at the 3rd New Evangelization Summit in Ottawa May 13, Bishop Robert...
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Sports

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...
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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...
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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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Special

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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