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For Iraqi Catholics, it's a date they will never forget. The takeover of Mosul by militants of the Islamic State group 10 years ago began their bloody and destructive rampage over the weeks that followed through the country's ancestral heartland which Christians called home for the past 16 centuries.

Moncton monastery closes after nearly 125 years

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For 122 years, the monks who called the Cistercian-Trappist Monastery of Our Lady of Calvary in Rogersville, N.B.,  bonded over their devotion to God and a love of agriculture.

Family violence remains high in Saskatchewan

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Recognizing the uncomfortable rise in the provincial family violence and intimate partner violence rate, the Government of Saskatchewan recently responded by announcing a $42.6-million monetary boost over three years to 34 community-based groups that specialize in aiding those harmed by interpersonal violence and abuse.

On D-Day anniversary, Pope Francis says attacking peace is a grave sin

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Marking 80 years since some 4,400 Allied troops "heroically gave their lives" to the cause of freedom by storming the beach in Normandy, D-Day commemorations remind the world that disrupting peace in pursuit of worldly interests is a grave sin, Pope Francis said.

Disappeared Ukrainian priests may be in Russian labor camp, says human rights researcher

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Two disappeared Ukrainian Greek Catholic priests seized by Russian forces from their church in Berdyansk in November 2022 are possibly in a Russian-operated labor camp in occupied Ukraine, according to a human rights information service.

Modi election win doesn’t bode well for India’s Christians

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John Cappucci aims to provide enlightenment about the underreported and complex reality of Christian persecution in India during a presentation at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Hall in Windsor, Ont., on June 10.

Quebec March for Life weathers the storm

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Neither a smoke bomb, shrieking foes, nor police warnings kept pro-life Quebecers from taking to Quebec City streets June 1 for what organizers hope will become an annual March for Life.

Incinerated children claims 'truly laughable'

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Skeptics of the “mass graves” narrative took notice of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (Ttes) First Nation’s recent statement commemorating the discovery of “215 anomalies” at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on May 27, 2021.

Schools, dioceses targeted by Pride flag walkout

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“Yes to Jesus, no to Pride.” “Make Catholic Schools Catholic Again.” “We Need Spiritual Leadership.”

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition granted intervenor status in assisted death case

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The Court of Appeal of Alberta has granted the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) intervenor status in the controversial case of a 27-year-old Calgary woman with autism seeking approval for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) against her father’s wishes.

Archbishop calls for devotion to Sacred Heart

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Toronto Archbishop Francis Leo urged the Toronto faithful to honour the Sacred Heart of Jesus by practising humility, being pure of heart and leaning on God when broken-hearted in a letter published for the month of the Sacred Heart.