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After the Shock- A Clear Message of Hope in the Face of Terrorism
Recent headlines have been hard to bear. On May 12, a group or armed jihadists burned a church down in Burkina Faso, and killed at least six people, including the priest, while the congregation was at Sunday Mass. An event that occurred barely weeks after the Easter Sunday bombings in the Sri Lankan cities of Colombo and Negomba, where Catholic and other Christian churches were targeted by suicide bombers.
But there is hope. Indrajith Sriwanka Gunasekera of Christ the King Parish, organizer of a special Mass for the victims of the April 21st terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, explains…
For the complete story, click here or on photo.
For a photo gallery of the April 28 Mass, click here.
For Archbishop LeGatt’s message to the Sri Lankan community, click here.
An Outward Sign of An Inner Conviction - The 2019 March for Life
Some 800 people attended the 2019 March for Life, which took place on May 9 in downtown Winnipeg. Catholics from the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg were well represented, as well as other Christians, notably a contingent from Immanuel Christian School.
Archbishop Albert LeGatt, Winnipeg Archbishop Richard Gagnon and Lawrence Huculak, the Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg, were in attendance.
Participants first gathered at the Manitoba Legislative Assembly grounds. Then, after a prayer by Archbishop Gagnon, the March for Life began. The participants crossed Broadway Avenue, marched up Memorial Boulevard then processed on Portage Avenue before returning to the Legislative Assembly.
Gathered at the steps of the Legislative Assembly, the group then heard several pro-life testimonials. Archbishop LeGatt read the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops' message for the 2019 March for Life: "Catholic Bishops and all faithful are united in declaring, as the Church has believed since its beginning, that the "distinctiveness of human life is an absolute good," and that "abortion and euthanasia are extremely grave evils that contradict the Spirit of life and plunge us into the anti-culture of death". Likewise, Pope Francis has recently observed that the "threshold of basic respect for human life is being crossed, and brutally at that, not only by instances of individual conduct but also by the effects of societal choices and structures". Today, the Bishops join their prayers with all those who stand up for life." Bishop LeGatt then led the marchers in prayer.
To see photos of the March for Life, click here or on the photo.
Forward, Into the Breach! - A Call to Brotherhood
These, and other questions, are at the very heart of Into the Breach, the September 2015 apostolic exhortation to Catholic men written by Thomas Olmstead, the bishop of Phoenix. Inspired by this stirring document, Tony Castellano created a program that invites men to meet as brothers to discuss various aspects of the faith from a masculine perspective. Since 2016, Into the Breach has become a movement, touching and deepening the lives of men in the United States and Canada.
Development and Peace Regional Assembly
Development and Peace held its 2019 Regional Assembly at Christ the King Parish in Stonewall, on May 3rd and 4th. Explore some of the highlights of the event here, or click on photo.
The Triumph of Love - Archbishop LeGatt's Easter Message
Easter is a season of great joy, and Archbishop LeGatt invites us to find joy in the simple, ordinary things in life, which are examples of Love conquering death.
From all of us at the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, Happy Easter! He is risen. Alleluia!
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Walking With and For Jesus - The Holy Redeemer Way of the Cross
Some 80 worshipers from Holy Redeemer Parish in Winnipeg and parishes from the Archdiocese of St. Boniface and the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Winnipeg demonstrated their faith by walking the Good Friday Way of the Cross.
"Walking with and for Jesus on Good Friday is a tradition at Holy Redeemer," noted the pastor, Br. Arockiadoss Savurimuthu.
The faithful visited the Douglas Mennonite Church, where they were welcomed with the cross in the church sanctuary. "It's a beautiful tradition of Holy Week," said Pastor Don Rempel-Boschman, "Praying together in recognition of the salvation brought by Christ, what's more unifying?"
Then, the group was welcomed by the faithful of St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Parish, where they prayed to the Virgin and recited some prayers led by Reverend Father Mark Gnutel. The cross was also presented to the senior shut-ins of Donwood Manor. "I have been a deacon at Holy Redeemer for 25 years, and the Way of the Cross has always been part of our parish life. I'm grateful for the work of the Liturgy Committee, the Knights of Columbus and Father Doss."
To see photos of the Way of the Cross, click here or on the photo.
- New Story - A Clear Message of Hope
- March for Life 2019 - Photos!
- New Story - Forward, Into the Breach!
- New Story - Development and Peace Regional Assembly
- Archbishop LeGatt's Easter Message
- Walking With and For Jesus
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