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God’s love takes us on a bicycle ride built for two

When climbing the hills of life, we must keep on peddling by Collen Roy Photo Caption: Scott Roy (left) rides his

Swedish particle physicist creates fertility app

Natural Cycles goes 'beyond contraception' ZURICH (CNA) Photo: Elina Berglund speaks in Paris during the awards cere

What's the point of fasting, anyway?

Depriving ourselves of a fundamental need helps us grow spiritually WASHINGTON (CNA) Photo Caption: Temptation o

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God’s art transcends simple labels

Beauty raises the mind to the divine By Jenna McDonald Photo Caption: Stained glass windows are seen inside

Seattle prelate tells lawyers to become ‘class acts’

Archbishop Peter Sartain urges them to recognize the image of God in every person By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo: Ar

Local

Elders share experiences with oppression from their youth

Monday, 20 February 2017
Deacon Rennie Nahanee and minister Mary Fontaine talk about the legacy of colonization By Josh Tng Photo Caption: Presbyterian minister Mary Fontaine (third from left) speaks to the 50 participants at...
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Canadian pollster says Catholic schools have bright future

Friday, 17 February 2017
Angus Reid discusses trends in religion and education By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo: Angus Reid speaks at the Catholic Educators' Conference in Vancouver Feb. 10. (Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic) There’s a bumpy but...
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Pro-life prayer vigil starts again this Lent

Friday, 17 February 2017
40 Days for Life will kick off Feb. 28 By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo: People pray for the victims of abortion outside B.C. Women's Hospital in 2014. (BCC file photo). Some fast, go to confession,...
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Op-Ed

The dignity of marriage crumbles before adultery

- Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Catholic teaching says no to infidelity Msgr. Pedro Lopez-Gallo Following the steps of the Holy Father in his exhortation Amoris Laetitia, these are the criteria given by the Bishops of Malta for the application of Chapter 9 of the document: We now address our ministry with persons who are either separated or divorced, who have entered in a new union. If during the discernment...
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Historical films prove difficult to adapt accurately

- Friday, 17 February 2017

Visual depiction cannot do justice to intricacies of a complex story by Alan Charlton Photo Caption: Taraji Henson (centre) plays Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculates flight trajectories for NASA in the 2016 film Hidden Figures. The film focuses on the lives of three African-American women who worked for NASA. While Alan Charlton praises the film for offering a “fascinating” and “grim...
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Canadian

Islamophobia motion M-103 leads to divisive debate

Thursday, 23 February 2017
Catholic organization opposes anti-Islamophobia bill By Deborah Gyapong
 OTTAWA (CCN) Photo Caption: Peter Bhatti, when he visited Parliament with his brother Shahbaz only a few weeks before Shahbaz was assassinated on...
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‘Crazy’ battle for conscience right

Sunday, 19 February 2017
Dr. Ramona Coelho won’t sacrifice principles that have guided her medical career By Michael Swan TORONTO (CCN) Photo Caption: Dr. Ramona Coelho, front and centre, with her family. The London, Ont.-based doctor...
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Catholic health-care workers require Christian perspective to deal with euthanasia

Sunday, 19 February 2017
Tension part of job dealing with dying: Providence VP BY EVAN BOUDREAU TORONTO (CCN) Euthanasia is here to stay, so Catholic health-care workers must rely on their Christian perspectives to guide...
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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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