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Students collect 50 jackets for third annual drive at St. Paul's Hospital

Many will be warmer and drier on wet or cold days in the coming months By Mary Gallop Special to The B.C. Catholic

'I can't leave my people:' Priest killed in Syria hailed as martyr

Unknown gunman beat pastor before shooting him in the head By Elise Harris Vatican City (CNA) Days after Dutch prie

Senate Speaker recalls encounters with Popes John XXIII and John Paul II

Kinsella believes John XXIII 'inspired' to call the Second Vatican Council By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Senate S

Two schools stand against hunger

More than a symbolic gesture of harmony: over $1,100 raised By Alan Charlton The B.C. Catholic Caption: St. Thomas

Parish program dishes out more meals

Guardian Angels Parish served more than 37,000 sandwiches in 2013 By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic A pari

Local

Archbishop proud to join Metro Vancouver Alliance

Saturday, 12 April 2014
Faith, labour, and community groups band together to make Lower Mainland a better place to live By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, was there to represent faith communities as...
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Bake sale promotes tradition, church

Friday, 11 April 2014
Ukrainians to share Easter goodies By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic NEW WESTMINSTER Caption: These sweet loaves are one of many of the treats for sale at Ukrainian churches this season. Photo submitted. For Ukrainian Catholics,...
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Freedom loosens the bonds of sin

Thursday, 10 April 2014
Four hundred youth receive sacrament of reconciliation before Easter By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic RICHMOND Caption: Erin Labao, a member of St. Joseph the Worker's youth ministry team, performs during Freedom. The annual event...
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Op-Ed

Would Pope Francis give the Noah movie a thumbs up?

- Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Noah takes Scripture seriously and is very artful C.S. Morrissey It’s not the Pope’s job to review movies. But Francis has expressed a love for good films in recent interviews, writes C.S. Morrissey. Russell Crowe, star of the Noah film, attended Pope Francis’ weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square on March 19 in Vatican City. CBS News reported that Crowe shook hands with the Pope. Crowe tweeted that he had received his blessing. Before it happened, the media reported the event as a cheesy attempt to...
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Is human life at odds with the earth?

- Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Director sees procreation as means of redemption By Jeremy Wiebe Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe star in a scene from the movie Noah. (Photo: Paramount / CNS) Director Daren Aranofsky has described Noah as the least biblical Bible film ever made. It might be more accurate to say that it is the least Christological Bible film ever made. Aranofsky does not read the Noah of Genesis through the lens of the apostolic writing of the New Testament, in which...
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Canadian

Pope John XXIII remembered chiefly for calling the Second Vatican Council

Monday, 14 April 2014
His simplicity endeared him to many By Deborah GyapongA tapestry bearing the likeness of Blessed John XXIII hangs from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica during his beatification ceremony at the Vatican in this Sept. 3, 2000, file photo. CNS photo / Filippo Monteforte, EPA.A tapestry bearing the likeness of Blessed John XXIII hangs from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica during his beatification ceremony at the Vatican...
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Archbishop MacNeil to mark 90th birthday

Sunday, 13 April 2014
'Now that I'm over 40, I'm not as energetic' Glen ArganArchbishop Joseph MacNeil. Western Catholic Reporter photo / Glen Argan / CCN.Archbishop Joseph MacNeil. Western Catholic Reporter photo / Glen Argan / CCN. Western Catholic Reporter EDMONTON (CCN) Two weeks shy of his 90th birthday on...
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Focolare has been spreading the love for 70 years

Saturday, 12 April 2014
Organization has 33 'little cities' where people of various faiths and cultures live in community By Michael SwanChiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare movement, is pictured in 2003. The current president of the movement, Maria Voce, has formally requested the opening of a sainthood cause for Lubich, who died in 2008. CNS photo / Catholic Press Photo.Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare movement, is pictured in 2003. The current president of...
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Sports

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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Youngster aspires to become soccer pro

Friday, 18 October 2013
St. Helen's parishioner accepts invitation to train at Italian academy By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic After seven years of passing and shooting in Burnaby and New Westminster, soccer player Damiano Pecile, a St....
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Special

Pope Francis: The First Year

- Friday, 11 April 2014

Pope Francis: The First Year SFU 19 March 2014 Dear colleagues and friends: Ladies and Gentlemen: Introduction Thank you for your warm introduction. I am very happy to be here with you this morning for the lecture arranged by Father Fernando Mignone, the Catholic Chaplaincy and CCO, with a grant from the Simon Fraser Student Society. It is especially a pleasure to...
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