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Athletes pray for more than a victory

Players can look to modern saints for help and inspiration by Pat Macken Photo Caption: Macken compares Lenten pra

Neighbours complain new bridge too Catholic

College plans to go ahead with construction on its property anyway By Mary Rezac PHILADELPHIA (CNA) Photo: This ima

Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly London attack

Scotland Yard treating the event as a terrorist incident By Elise Harris
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Organization funds 10 per cent of world’s seminarians

Friday, 24 March 2017
Media spokesman says it builds the future of the Church By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo: Aid to the Church in Need supports the formation of 21 seminarians in the diocese of Tombura-Yambio in South...
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Overdose crisis solution starts in infancy: MD

Friday, 24 March 2017
Drug access is part of ‘perfect storm’ fueling addiction By Josh Tng Photo caption: Dr. Tamás Ungar spoke to participants at St. Mary's Parish, Vancouver, of the dangers of drug addiction...
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Consultant gives tips for dealing with dementia

Thursday, 23 March 2017
Empathy is a key aspect in caring for syndrome sufferers, says Karen Tyrell By Josh Tng COQUITLAM Photo caption: Dementia consultant Karen Tyrell gives advice for caring for dementia patients March...
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Op-Ed

Catholic poet conveys sacramental view of world

- Saturday, 25 March 2017

Catholic poet conveys sacramental view of world BY C.S. MORRISSEY Theatre and television actor Richard Austin will perform live, from memory, the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins at Trinity Western University on Friday, March 31, at 7:00pm, in Northwest Auditorium, at 7600 Glover Road, Langley, BC. The event is free and open to the public. “Nothing is so beautiful as Spring,” exclaims 19th-century poet Father Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ, at the beginning of his gorgeous and astonishing poem Spring. Theatre and television actor Richard Austin has dedicated great efforts to reciting the poetry of Hopkins in public performance. Although he has made an excellent recording (“Back to Beauty’s Giver”) of...
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Keeping friends demands time, patience, and love

- Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The gift of authentic friendship is one to be treasured by Jenna McDonald Photo Caption: Friendship is “not the same as extending good will to our neighbour” and keeping friends can prove to be a tiresome task, writes Jenna McDonald. “Friendship is a pricey investment,” as individuals only have a certain amount of time and emotional capital to use while on earth. (designpics.com) It...
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Appeal to sound medicine, not conscience rights: expert

Saturday, 25 March 2017
Defenders of life called to polish arguments for the right to life By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Photo caption: Dr. Farr Curlin gives Augustine College's annual Weston Lecture Mar. 16. The palliative...
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Canadian funds helped process 41,300 refugees

Friday, 24 March 2017
Canada renews commitment to global refugee agency By Michael Swan TORONTO (CCN) Photo caption: ICMC general secretary Msgr. Bob Vitillo and Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen shake hands after renewing a commitment...
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Constitutional lawyers debate conscience rights

Thursday, 23 March 2017
Attorneys discuss medical physicians' freedom to choose By Deborah Gyapong
 OTTAWA (CCN) Photo caption: Constitutional lawyer Albertos Polizogopoulos (left) defends physicians' conscience rights in a debate at University of Ottawa's law school...
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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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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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