Two weekends ago, I co-chaperoned four youth from our parish on a trip to Ignite Your Torch NW, a Catholic youth conference held at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, WA. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and this blog post documents a bit of that.
Yesterday, Popes John Paul II and John XXIII were declared saints in a canonization mass attended by over 800,000 people in St. Peter’s Square. For the rest of us who weren’t able to make it in person to Rome, the event was live-streamed and now available to watch on YouTube! Here in Vancouver, the archdiocese held a Mass to celebrate this event with about 10,000 attendees in Pacific Coliseum. What makes a saint? I couldn’t really find a better way to summarize it so here are some quotations from Mark Hart’s blog post on “What makes a saint”: …the Church doesn’t “make Continue Reading
Found this on a car while walking through Gastown today. Cool perspective to think about.
This is the size of an 11-12 week old fetus. Aborted fetuses don’t look this nice. Last Tuesday, SFX Church was the host of the CCBR New Abortion Caravan’s first talk on their cross-country trip from Vancouver to Ottawa. Stephanie Gray was the main speaker. Check out their website for some of the imagery and video they used in their talk. After you see what happens in an abortion you will never look at abortion in the same way.
This was one of the videos we watched at this year’s YouthConnX retreat at church. Each and every one of us went through the stage of life from conception to birth. To think that we were not human at any point during this time is quite impossible. Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth — visualized (the actual visualization starts at 2:00)