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Kamloops: Another formal apology long overdue

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On Sunday, Pope Francis expressed shock and sorrow after “the discovery in Canada of the remains of 215 children, pupils of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in the province of British Columbia”.

During his weekly address to the crowd in Saint Peter’s Square Sunday afternoon, the Pope said he “joins the Canadian Bishops and the whole Catholic Church in Canada in expressing his closeness to the Canadian people who have been traumatized by the shocking news.” (more…)

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Unanimous Supreme Court bombshell decision in the “flag debate”

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) would seem to have laid down the ground rules for any discussion on the legitimacy of Catholic schools in Ontario’s “public education systems”. In a unanimous decision, rendered May 21, 2021, it essentially said secular courts have no business in the affairs of religious organizations. (more…)

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Sources of military actions in the Middle East: Power and Bibi

TORONTO – Whatever one might hazard to say about Israel… it would be wrong, the moment a “shot” is fired. There have been many “shots” fired in the last week. In fact, as of May 19, the overall death toll in Gaza stood at 197 people, including 58 children and 34 women, with 1,235 injured and about 70,000 displaced. (more…)

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What do we do with trespassers? Throw them out

TORONTO – When the trustees at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) told the Cardinal to “stick it in his ear” they touched off a firestorm of rejection, local and beyond. The public would seem to object to their religious and legal rights being usurped by entry-level politicos. A blogger from far away Texas has initiated an online petition calling for the ouster of these “pretenders”. (more…)

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Fátima 13 de Maio 2021 – Pandemia exige mudança universal

104 anos depois da primeira aparição da Virgem Maria (aos três pastorinhos: Lúcia, Francisco e Jacinta) em Fátima Portugal, o seu santuário voltou a acolher peregrinos para celebrar esse acontecimento.

Em 2020 a presença de fiéis foi simplesmente simbólica, mas este ano e apesar das restrições, o recinto contou com aproximadamente 7.500 peregrinos ( em condições normais seriam à volta de 300.000).

Como em alturas anteriores as celebrações tem como pontos altos a vigília e procissão de velas no dia 12 de Maio e a celebração eucaristica no dia 13.

As celebrações foram presididas por Dom José Tolentino de Mendonça, cardeal, teólogo e professor universitário. (more…) ***This project is made possible in part thanks to the financial support of Canadian Heritage;

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