DEAR CATHOLIC ONLINE: Keep it free, keep it going
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/22/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
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LOS ANGELES, CA (August 22, 2014) - Recently, our volume has been off the charts with the outpouring of news from Syria, especially regarding the genocide of Christians in northern Iraq and Syria. We are proud to say that we may be the only mainstream, Catholic media outlet willing to bring you the truth of this evil as it unfolds.
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