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Parents remember their lost little ones

Ministry at Ukrainian Catholic parish hosts first memorial service By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic RICHMON

Canadian 'empire builder' financed Minnesota shrine

His Great Northern Railway connected St. Paul for the first time with Seattle. By J.P. Sonnen The B.C. Catholic Cap

New heating systems save parish funds

Environmental effects are lessened too, says Father John Horgan By Josh Tng The B.C. Catholic The need for new boil

St. Mary's to host Vacation Bible School

While playing, children will connect with God By Chandra Lye Special to The B.C. Catholic Caption: Youngsters will

Port chaplain retires from mission to seafarers

Father Eason will continue to bring the Gospel to sailors as a volunteer By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic

Local

Local memorial honours victims of Baghdad attack

Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Downtown vigil recalls deceased family and friends in Iraq, including a 14-year-old soccer fan By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Doctor Mudaffer Al-Mudaffer holds an Iraqi flag and a candle to remember 14-year-old...
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Many about to journey to Krakow for World Youth Day

Monday, 18 July 2016
Archdiocese of Vancouver will send one of Canada's largest delegations By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Staff at the John Paul II Centre rejoice with some of the pilgrims preparing to go to...
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Kamloops soon to get new bishop

Sunday, 17 July 2016
Rome calls former refugee By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Bishop-elect Joseph Nguyen, a former prisoner, patient, and refugee, works in his office at the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C....
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Op-Ed

After 10 years, it is apparent God has other plans

- Monday, 18 July 2016

On July 18, The B.C. Catholic said goodbye to long-time columnist Monica Perry. She has provided us with nearly a decade of wit, humour, truth, and insight as she shared her stories of life and family. In her final column she writes, God alone turns hearts. If that is true, He has certainly had a capable helper. Columnist bids BCC...
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Dawn Eden shows God's love is essential for healing

- Saturday, 16 July 2016

Dawn Eden shows God's love is essential for healing BY C.S. MORRISSEY Dawn Eden shows how the mercy of God brings healing and inner peace, writes C.S. Morrissey. (Image credit: Ron Sartini/Ave Maria Press) Dawn Eden shared a special spiritual resource with us in her previous book, My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints. Therapy definitely helps us to cope, but only the love of God can set us free from the pain of our past. And who...
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Canadian

Basilian shocked at being named auxiliary bishop

Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Father Bob Kasun a most reluctant prelate By Glen Argan Western Catholic Reporter EDMONTON (CCN) I find this appointment shocking and really hard to handle, he said in a June 17 interview. When he...
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Refugee numbers climb to 65 million

Monday, 18 July 2016
Children number 51 per cent of the world's refugees By Michael Swan The Catholic Register TORONTO (CCN) Caption: A 17-year-old refugee from Eritrea smiles while playing soccer on a street in Rome July 14. Several...
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Caritas launches new campaign for peace in Syria

Sunday, 17 July 2016
Organization has spent $26 million on humanitarian aid for the country since 2012 By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Isn't it time for peace in Syria? www.devp.org. The world's second-largest humanitarian aid network has...
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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

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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