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BANGKOK, Thailand -- It’s not Joshua’s fault. He was born into statelessness more than three years ago in Bangkok and immediately suffered a stroke that left him seriously brain damaged. But Joshua scares the rest of his family daily.

Climate concern must translate into action

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In June, for the first time ever, Canadians told pollsters their number one concern is the environment. This puts Canadians on the same page with Pope Francis, who has called on everybody — Catholic, Christian, non-Christian, even atheist — to face up to the reality of human-caused climate change in his 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’.

Beyond the moonlight: Faith written in the stars

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Jesuit Fr. Adam Hincks does not remember the excitement, the mind-expanding fascination or the must-watch-TV coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. He was born in 1982.

The Catholic Traveller: Sites of faith, history

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Whether it’s a pilgrimage or a family vacation or simply a day trip, there are plenty of interesting spots across Canada to visit this summer that are linked to the history and heritage of Catholicism. The list is long, but here we are offering a few suggestions across Canada.

The long and winding road to priesthood

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It wasn’t an easy path to the priesthood for newly ordained Resurrectionist Fr. Raphael Ma.

Family ties: The grandparents factor

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Eighteen-year-old Rachel Kung is off to university this September, launching her independent, adult life. Her parents, Herbert and Jessica, might be nervous, but not Rachel. Rachel’s confidence is backed up by her grandfather, Thomas.

Close encounters

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In between sold out events for thousands of people, Mike Mangione looks forward to quiet moments when it’s just him, his guitar, his harmonica and sometimes a tambourine in front of about 20 faces in the crowd. 

June 6, 1944 ... D-Day: A consecrated crusade

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There’s a sense of critical urgency about marking the 75th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion of Normandy. 

It’s an urgency born of the practical fact of life that the surviving combatants being feted for their heroism during what became the liberation of France, and ultimately Europe, are extremely unlikely to be on Earth for an 80th commemoration.

‘Once a St. Joe’s girl …’

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Mary Allan ran her hand along the peach-coloured lockers and suddenly she was in Grade 9 again. 

Faith in the face of death

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Edmonton -- “Live like you were dying.”

Guelph parish sees campaign as ‘great opportunity’

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After two years of study and preparation, Holy Rosary Parish in Guelph is taking the next step toward its goal of breathing new life into its buildings.