The Archdiocese of Vancouver annual Healing and Reconciliation collection will “continue sowing seeds of understanding and hope, thereby creating a future where reconciliation flourishes and the wounds of the past are gently healed,” writes Archbishop J. Michael Miller in a Sept. 3 letter promoting the annual collection. (Nicholas Elbers photo)

Healing collection will sow ‘seeds of understanding’: Archbishop

One year after a papal visit described as “a significant step on the road to healing and reconciliation, the Archdiocese of Vancouver is preparing to take the next step toward reconciliation with the Sept. 10 Healing and Reconciliation collection. In a Sept. 3 letter promoting the annual collection, Archbishop J. Michael Miller wrote that donors’...

The Fraser Health Authority says it will comply with an order from B.C.’s privacy commissioner to uncover redacted meeting notes about its assisted-suicide policies and practices. The B.C. Catholic had filed a freedom of information application to obtain the documents. (B.C. Catholic photo)

Fraser Health ordered to turn over MAiD documents to B.C. Catholic

A provincial adjudicator has ruled in favour of The B.C. Catholic and ordered the Fraser Health Authority to take the wraps off additional sections of secret documents related to the development and implementation of its controversial assisted-suicide policies and practices.  In a 26-page ruling dated Aug. 3, an adjudicator with the Office of Information and...

“The Church addresses people with full respect for their freedom,” Pope John Paul II said; her mission “does not restrict freedom, but rather promotes it.”

Maybe marriage and child-rearing is not as magical as Instagram made it look. The work is draining. Getting older is also draining. Perhaps we have less room and energy for the expansiveness we had hoped to discover post-retirement. Perhaps every corner of life requires effort.

During his studies for the priesthood Lawrence already showed remarkable ability for languages. In addition to Italian and Latin, Lawrence learned with ease both ancient languages (such as Greek, Hebrew and Syriac) and modern languages (such as French and German). Due to his ability for languages, Lawrence was able to preach to different categories of people. He carried out apostolate in northern Italy, beyond the Alps, Bohemia, Germany, Austria, and Hungary.

Euthanasia is now presented to patients as a health care option. For Catholics however, it is not an option we should ever choose. Why? Because it is a fundamental violation of our understanding of the human person.

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