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How Christians and their pastors should prepare for the Persecution

How Christians and their pastors should prepare for the Persecution

Last year an 18-year-old Australian Christian named Madeline was dismissed from Capital Kids Parties after putting an "It's OK to Vote No ...

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Beware of the days when good is called evil, and evil is called good

Beware of the days when good is called evil, and evil is called good

Here follows a transcription of the August 19, 2018 homily given at the Church of St. Raphael in Crystal, Minnesota by Fr. Robert Altier. In the s ...

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A jesuitical reasoning about Judge Brett Kavanaugh

A jesuitical reasoning about Judge Brett Kavanaugh

On July 9, 2018, President Trump announced that he was nominating Brett Kavanaugh to be a justice on the Supreme Court, replacing the retiring Anthon ...

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Pope Francis acknowledges loss of flock due to scandals

Pope Francis acknowledges loss of flock due to scandals

Pope Francis on Tuesday acknowledged that the cover-up of sexual abuse is driving people away from the Catholic Church, just hours befor ...

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Another state begins investigating Catholic Church sex scandal

Another state begins investigating Catholic Church sex scandal

According to the attorney general of the state of Michigan, that office is investigating alleged sex abuse and cover-ups involving Roman Catholic cle ...

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Kavanaugh: 'I know I am telling the truth'

Kavanaugh: 'I know I am telling the truth'

In an interview on Fox News, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh not only denied any sexual misconduct but also affirmed that he never had sexual i ...

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One thousand years of jihad

One thousand years of jihad

At a time when Christian youth are taught that Islam means peace, pilgrimage and prayer, and Christian adults are under the impression that Musl ...

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Cardinal Cupich removes priest, victim of sexual misconduct

Cardinal Cupich removes priest, victim of sexual misconduct

For the second time this year, Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich has unceremoniously removed a pastor with a reputation for Catholic orthodoxy. First, it ...

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Democrat demands removal of Catholic priest in Chicago

Democrat demands removal of Catholic priest in Chicago

Cardinal Blase Cupich, Catholic archbishop of Chicago, has Rev. Paul Kalchik (56) of Resurrection Catholic parish in  the Avondale neighborhood ...

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Father Collins: what is ecclesiastically mandated sacrilege?

Father Collins: what is ecclesiastically mandated sacrilege?

Over the years, many have wondered why Jesus, in obedience to His Father, chose Judas to be one of the original Twelve Apostles. In the process, howe ...

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Precedent set in priest's exoneration from abuse claims

Precedent set in priest's exoneration from abuse claims

A court in Minnesota awarded damages to a Roman Catholic priest in August after having found that his livelihood and reputation had been smeared by f ...

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That time when NYC Mayor de Blasio violated the Constitution

That time when NYC Mayor de Blasio violated the Constitution

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio violated the United States Constitution yesterday when he held political rallies in four Brooklyn churches. Accord ...

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Pennsylvania clears Catholic bishop of improprieties

Pennsylvania clears Catholic bishop of improprieties

A Pennsylvania district attorney cleared Roman Catholic Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana. The official expressed chagrin over w ...

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An open letter to Pope Francis about the current crisis

An open letter to Pope Francis about the current crisis

The following is a letter from a faithful Catholic about the current crisis facing the Catholic Church with regard to accusations of sexual abuse all ...

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Father Collins: the theological roots of the crisis in the Catholic Church

Father Collins: the theological roots of the crisis in the Catholic Church

Sadly, for over two decades now, Church leaders have developed their own version of the Tar Baby incident popularized in Disney’s Song of the S ...

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Pope Francis takes action on abuse crisis by scheduling a meeting

Pope Francis takes action on abuse crisis by scheduling a meeting

On Wednesday, the papal press office announced that Pope Francis will convene the presidents of the Catholic bishops conferences from around the worl ...

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Bill Donohue: exposing Kavanaugh's bigoted critics

Bill Donohue: exposing Kavanaugh's bigoted critics

Most critics of Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh are not anti-Catholic, but some are. We know this because both political parties have h ...

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Police: two priests caught in the act at Miami Beach

Police: two priests caught in the act at Miami Beach

Two Catholic priests from a suburb of Chicago were caught engaging in an alleged homosexual act inside a parked car at Miami Beach. Diego L. Berrio, ...

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Bill Donohue: the Devil is in the details of Catholic Church scandals

Bill Donohue: the Devil is in the details of Catholic Church scandals

When we read that a cardinal asked young seminarians to sleep with him, thus corrupting them before they became ordained, and when we read that a few ...

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Insist on a level playing for accusations against Catholic Church

Insist on a level playing for accusations against Catholic Church

The twin scandals of the summer of 2018 have taken a toll on Catholics. First we learned of the alleged acts of sexual abuse by (former cardinal) The ...

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In praise of a good and great man, at a time of scandal and confusion

In praise of a good and great man, at a time of scandal and confusion

From Pope to parish, from Vatican splendor to the humblest Catholic hovel, the outrageous scandals now shaking the Catholic Church are beyond tragic. ...

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One institution where reforms are actually working

One institution where reforms are actually working

No entity in America today, private or public, has more institutionalized mechanisms in place to check for the sexual abuse of minors than the Cathol ...

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Dark shadows in Ireland for World Meeting of Families

Dark shadows in Ireland for World Meeting of Families

"We showed no care for the little ones, we abandoned them," Pope Francis says in a letter to the entire Catholic Church in which he ...

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Where real virtue is needed, instead of political correctness

Where real virtue is needed, instead of political correctness

As allegations continue to surface about the sexual abuse of children by a number of Catholic cardinals, bishops, priests and deacons in the United S ...

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Bill Donohue: an unprecedented level of hatred in America

Bill Donohue: an unprecedented level of hatred in America

The outpouring of support and commendation I have received regarding my analysis of the Pennsylvania grand jury report is much appreciated, especiall ...

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Priest attacked and beaten in Indiana

Priest attacked and beaten in Indiana

The Byzantine Catholic diocese of Parma, Ohio, confirmed that Rev. Basil Hutsko, 64, was attacked and beaten unconscious in the sacristy of his paris ...

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Out of control: liberals' unjust accusations of abuse

Out of control: liberals' unjust accusations of abuse

While some Catholics are spinning out of control over cases of sexual abuse committed by the dead and the laicized, MTV will present the Michael Jack ...

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Pope Francis acknowledges with 'sorrow and shame' allegations of abuse

Pope Francis acknowledges with 'sorrow and shame' allegations of abuse

"If one member suffers, all suffer together with it" (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge ...

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Daniel Pipes: the one country that is not submitting to Islam

Daniel Pipes: the one country that is not submitting to Islam

No European head of government talks remotely like Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. For example, he recently spoke of building in Hu ...

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Vatican releases response to 'debunked' Pennsylvania grand jury report

Vatican releases response to 'debunked' Pennsylvania grand jury report

On Thursday, the Vatican's media relations office released the following translation into English of its statement concerning the spiraling sex s ...

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Right to due process at risk in grand jury report on Catholic clergy abuse of minors in Pennsylvania

Right to due process at risk in grand jury report on Catholic clergy abuse of minors in Pennsylvania

Following the release of a report this week by a statewide grand jury in Pennsylvania, which details decades of sexual abuse of minors and adults all ...

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LGBTQ students object to Catholic doctrine on Catholic campus

LGBTQ students object to Catholic doctrine on Catholic campus

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) informed students of a new policy and also required them to sign a code of conduct that prohibits same-sex relati ...

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Pastor rails against 'evil' Catholic 'Lavender Mafia'

Pastor rails against 'evil' Catholic 'Lavender Mafia'

In his parish bulletin and website, Rev. Edwin Edwin Palka of the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic parish wrote that “evil” homosexual ...

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Bombshell grand jury report to expose serial abuse by Catholic clergy

Bombshell grand jury report to expose serial abuse by Catholic clergy

Roman Catholic Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh prepared fellow believers across his six-county diocese in Pennsylvania for the release of a grand ju ...

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Bill Donohue: Pope Francis on death penalty excites leftists

Bill Donohue: Pope Francis on death penalty excites leftists

"If the Pope were to deny that the death penalty could be an exercise of retributive justice, he would be overthrowing the tradition of two mill ...

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Catholic Church, as 'expert on humanity,' anticipated classification of compulsive disorder by World Health Organization

Catholic Church, as 'expert on humanity,' anticipated classification of compulsive disorder by World Health Organization

Despite debate among experts as to whether the condition is real, the World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled compulsive sexual behavior as a men ...

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Shay Cullen: the world is blind and numb

Shay Cullen: the world is blind and numb

Angeline is just one of millions of children who are scared and intimidated to run and tell that they had been raped, abused or sexually assaulted. ...

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The issues missed in allegations of abuse committed by Cardinal McCarrick

The issues missed in allegations of abuse committed by Cardinal McCarrick

The retired Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C. (2001-2006), Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, was forced to resign from the College of Cardinals beca ...

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Hindu nationalists to strip Mother Teresa of national honors

Hindu nationalists to strip Mother Teresa of national honors

The government of India is inspecting all of the childcare facilities operated by the Missionaries of Charity, the congregation of Catholic nuns foun ...

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Four keys to Trump's SCOTUS pick, Brett Kavanaugh

Four keys to Trump's SCOTUS pick, Brett Kavanaugh

All four of President Trump's short list of Supreme Court nominees were splendid selections. Congratulations to his top choice, Judge Brett Kavan ...

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Nicaraguan government supporters attack journalists and Catholic prelates

Nicaraguan government supporters attack journalists and Catholic prelates

A group journalists and Catholic priests were attacked by a pro-Sandinista mob inside a church in Diramba -- a town in southern Nicaragua on Monday. ...

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Victory for free speech at a Catholic university

Victory for free speech at a Catholic university

The National Association of Scholars applauded the decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in favor of Prof. John McAdams, in his dispute w ...

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Hidden Christians in Japan accept UNESCO designation

Hidden Christians in Japan accept UNESCO designation

So-called “hidden Christians” who practiced their faith while risking their lives for generations in Japan have finally been honored by t ...

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What Pope Francis really feels about current U.S. border crossers

What Pope Francis really feels about current U.S. border crossers

Last week, Pope Francis commented on problems at the U.S. border. "During the Obama years I celebrated Mass at Ciudad Juárez, while on th ...

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What to think about accusations against Cardinal McCarrick

What to think about accusations against Cardinal McCarrick

A little over a year after assuming the reins of the Catholic League, I started exchanging letters with Newark Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. He was ...

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Bill Donohue: a Pennsylvania witch hunt

Bill Donohue: a Pennsylvania witch hunt

Pennsylvania authorities are about to release a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse of minors in six Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses.  Activ ...

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Catholic archbishop says separating immigrant children from parents is 'morally reprehensible'

Catholic archbishop says separating immigrant children from parents is 'morally reprehensible'

Immigration policy presents many challenges for any country. Developing sound immigration policy that respects the needs of a nation and those of the ...

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Bill Donohue: time to put an end to Catholic bishops' priestly abuse audit

Bill Donohue: time to put an end to Catholic bishops' priestly abuse audit

In 2004, two years after the priestly sexual abuse scandal broke in the media, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop released its first ann ...

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Father Collins: The tremendous challenge offered by Jesus Christ

Father Collins: The tremendous challenge offered by Jesus Christ

One of the most difficult teachings of Jesus is His assertion that we must eat His flesh and drink His blood if we are to have eternal life. The Chur ...

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Getting oriented in worship: 'Ad orientum' or 'Ad Dominum'

Getting oriented in worship: 'Ad orientum' or 'Ad Dominum'

Since the close of the Second Vatican Council, one of the most noted changes in many Catholic churches has been the removal of the tabernacle from th ...

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Don't bother getting married in Catholic Church, says priest of those who vote for abortion

Don't bother getting married in Catholic Church, says priest of those who vote for abortion

A Catholic priest in Northern Ireland stood his ground and defended his church's teachings concerning abortion. Rev. Patrick McCafferty said th ...

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The Catholic Church confronts child abuse

The Catholic Church confronts child abuse

We live in a new age of freedom of expression when the long history of suppression and cover up of the truth is breaking out and social and mainstrea ...

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What souvenir will William Duke of Cambridge bring back from the Holy Land?

What souvenir will William Duke of Cambridge bring back from the Holy Land?

While it is known that Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and grandson of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, will soon visit Israel, rumors are rife ...

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The evolution of the Catholic Church into oblivion

The evolution of the Catholic Church into oblivion

Over the past fifty years, many of the Catholic faithful have been extremely scandalized, and even traumatized, by the willingness of so many Church ...

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Pat Buchanan: Is the Pope still Catholic?

Pat Buchanan: Is the Pope still Catholic?

That joking retort we heard as children, “Is the pope Catholic?” is starting to look like a serious question. Asked five years ago abo ...

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Did Pope Francis say 'being gay' is okay?

Did Pope Francis say 'being gay' is okay?

Juan Carlos Cruz is one of three men from Chile who spent a week at the Vatican earlier this year as the guests of Pope Francis, where they spoke to ...

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Ancient heresies become new again

Ancient heresies become new again

The decline of the prestige of Christianity raises the question of what will replace it. No culture can live without a philosophy which gives structu ...

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Pope accepts resignations of 34 bishops in abuse scandal

Pope accepts resignations of 34 bishops in abuse scandal

At the Vatican, 34 Catholic bishops of Chile offered their resignations to Pope Francis in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal within the Catholic ...

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Do individual rights always trump what is best for society?

Do individual rights always trump what is best for society?

Gay rights activists have been on a collision course with traditional Catholics, evangelical Protestants, Orthodox Jews, Muslims, and Mormons for som ...

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Darkness and light on the Internet

Darkness and light on the Internet

We all love being connected to the internet and it is a wonderful technology for communicating, providing information and entertainment and keeping p ...

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Lawsuit against healthcare provider charges religious discrimination

Lawsuit against healthcare provider charges religious discrimination

A federal lawsuit has been filed by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Kathleen Lorentzen, a Catholic and licensed clinical social worker was to ...

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Conscience and the game of LIFE

Conscience and the game of LIFE

A flashback: My five-year old son is invited by his siblings to play the game LIFE. He's thrilled to be included, and as a mom I am ...

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Bigoted Democrat in NY state senate deserves censure

Bigoted Democrat in NY state senate deserves censure

Brad Hoylman (D), a New York State Senator, has posted an anti-Catholic tweet that cannot go unchallenged. His colleagues should condemn his bigotry ...

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When will there justice for children?

When will there justice for children?

We read and see reports about the terrible number of child sexual assaults and how few perpetrators ever get convicted. That is changing with the app ...

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Two cardinals called as witnesses in Vatican bank trial

Two cardinals called as witnesses in Vatican bank trial

The trial of Angelo Caloia, 79, began on May 9 on charges of embezzlement and money laundering. Caloia is an Italian lawyer and former head of the Va ...

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Black Americans more likely to read the Bible and see it as God's word

Black Americans more likely to read the Bible and see it as God's word

According to a Pew Research Center survey, black Americans are more likely than most other Americans to read Scripture regularly and to see it a ...

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UK-based Envirowaste makes spectacular historical find in a dust-bin

UK-based Envirowaste makes spectacular historical find in a dust-bin

Envirowaste, a UK-based environmental waste company, made a startling discovery in April. It was during an ordinary waste collection in central Londo ...

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Texas: Police accept ID cards issued by Catholic Church to illegal immigrants

Texas: Police accept ID cards issued by Catholic Church to illegal immigrants

Roman Catholic parishes in Texas are providing church-issued identification cards to illegal immigrants who, because of their status, are not eligibl ...

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Speaker Paul Ryan's problematic Catholic chaplain

Speaker Paul Ryan's problematic Catholic chaplain

On April 15, 2018, at the request of Congressman Paul Ryan, Patrick Conroy, the Jesuit Chaplain to the US House of Representatives resigned from the ...

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To kill a priest: social media campaign seeks to unravel 20 year cold case

To kill a priest: social media campaign seeks to unravel 20 year cold case

By keeping certain cold cases in the public eye, the chance of those cases being solved appears to increase. The latest example is the April 24 arres ...

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Muslim herdsmen slaughter priests and Christians at church in Nigeria

Muslim herdsmen slaughter priests and Christians at church in Nigeria

Approximately 30 armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen murdered 19 people in Ayar Mbalon village, which is located in Nigeria's central Benue State. Amo ...

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California's newest assault on free speech

California's newest assault on free speech

California State Assembly lawmakers are at it again. No legislative session is complete, it seems, without some radical lawmakers launching an att ...

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Controversial cardinal's ruling thwarts lay Catholics' defense of traditional marriage

Controversial cardinal's ruling thwarts lay Catholics' defense of traditional marriage

Mary's Advocates has had a canon law case on appeal at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura since October 13, 2017. This is the Suprem ...

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Iceland: Catholic bishops denounce proposed ban of male circumcision

Iceland: Catholic bishops denounce proposed ban of male circumcision

Catholic bishops in Ireland condemned legislation that could mean six years in prison for Jewish and Muslim parents for acting in accord with their r ...

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Muslim threatens a Christian on Facebook, but Facebook bans the Christian

Muslim threatens a Christian on Facebook, but Facebook bans the Christian

Facebook has banned Frontpage Editor and Glazov Gang host Jamie Glazov for seven days. Jamie's crime is posting/reporting on his Facebook page a ...

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Survey reveals true reason for migration from Central America

Survey reveals true reason for migration from Central America

According to a Catholic social action center in Honduras, the natives of that country emigrate primarily for economic reasons, not violence. The ...

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Catholic and Orthodox churchmen denounce attacks on Syria

Catholic and Orthodox churchmen denounce attacks on Syria

Leaders of Christian churches in Syria denounced what they called the "unjust" and "brutal" airstrikes carried out by the Uni ...

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Flaws in CNN's series on the popes

Flaws in CNN's series on the popes

For the past month, CNN has been running weekly episodes of a series called Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History. Each episode focuses on an era an ...

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Disgraced Vatican diplomat faces serious pornography charges

Disgraced Vatican diplomat faces serious pornography charges

Authorities at the Vatican arrested former Vatican diplomat Rev. Carlo Alberto Capella for alleged possession of child pornography and its distributi ...

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Change in Catholic church attendance

Change in Catholic church attendance

We knew that younger Catholics were going to church in fewer numbers than in the past, but what is new about this Gallup poll is the decline among ol ...

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Among U.S. Catholics, environment tops persecution of Mideast Christians

Among U.S. Catholics, environment tops persecution of Mideast Christians

According to a poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates for Aid to the Church in Need-USA, 40 percent of American Catholics believe that Christi ...

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Christian exodus to Europe may be permanent, says bishop

Christian exodus to Europe may be permanent, says bishop

More help is urgently needed to encourage Christians to stay in Syria. That is the urgent message from an archbishop who has said that security probl ...

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Jordan Peterson: The Last Professor

Jordan Peterson: The Last Professor

I typically stay away from topical subjects. As a scholar of Metaphysical poetry, theology, and philosophy, the subjects that I usually write about...

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Why does Southern Poverty Law Center skirt anti-Christian bias?

Why does Southern Poverty Law Center skirt anti-Christian bias?

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is regarded by many journalists as the gold standard for information on hate groups. But its record is dotted with ...

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Mystery: 3-D image of Jesus Christ revealed

Mystery: 3-D image of Jesus Christ revealed

A specialist presented a three-dimensional image that he asserts represents the body of Jesus. Using the Shroud of Turin -- the purported burial shro ...

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Newt Gingrich: the wondrous news of Easter

Newt Gingrich: the wondrous news of Easter

This past Sunday celebrated the most amazing and hopeful moment in human history. For Christians around the world, this is the time of year w ...

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A language of the soul

A language of the soul

I once worked with a physician, Dr. Hohlkopf, a dreary, discourteous fellow who never looked up when anyone spoke to him, never granted others the sl ...

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Cardinal O'Malley calls for curtailing gun rights

Cardinal O'Malley calls for curtailing gun rights

In a sermon at the beginning of the Mass for Peace, Justice and Healing at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the leading Catholics ...

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The termites that are eating away at America's soul

The termites that are eating away at America's soul

Several years ago, I read about a church that underwent a major renovation. Parishioners had invested generously in order to have a church building t ...

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Illegal immigrants occupy Catholic church, cancel worship

Illegal immigrants occupy Catholic church, cancel worship

Illegal immigrants and leftists occupied an ancient Catholic church in France to protest against the government's proposals for tighter immigra ...

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Catholic university hosts anti-Catholic bigot

Catholic university hosts anti-Catholic bigot

Like many comedians these days, stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress can't get through a show without being vulgar. Arrested in December for disorde ...

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Open letter to Catholic bishops on 'new paradigm' in moral theology

Open letter to Catholic bishops on 'new paradigm' in moral theology

Only fraternal episcopal interventions can now hope to avert what is sure otherwise to be a spiritual catastrophe for the Catholic Church. After s ...

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LGBTQ and Catholic Church face off on First Amendment Defense Act

LGBTQ and Catholic Church face off on First Amendment Defense Act

According to a statement from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the advocates of marriage between one man and one woman "are increasingly ...

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Pennsylvania's election of Conor Lamb strikes a nerve in pro-abortion crowd

Pennsylvania's election of Conor Lamb strikes a nerve in pro-abortion crowd

Conor Lamb just won the open congressional seat in a Pittsburgh suburb. As a professed Catholic, he says, "We believe that life begins at concep ...

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The secularization of America's biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration

The secularization of America's biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration

Since 1762, there has been a magnificent St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City, drawing Irish Catholics from every county in Ireland, as well ...

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Can anything change the metaphysical structure of reality?

Can anything change the metaphysical structure of reality?

A few days ago, CNN launched a four-part documentary on "The Most Powerful Man in History". Surprisingly, this man turned out to be Pope F ...

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CNN gets the papacy and the Crusade wrong

CNN gets the papacy and the Crusade wrong

Last night was the first installment of CNN's six-part series, "Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History." Its treatment of the rise of t ...

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John J. Tkacik: Pope Francis' pastoral mission to Beijing and Taipei

John J. Tkacik: Pope Francis' pastoral mission to Beijing and Taipei

Nearly a half-millennium ago, on Aug. 9, 1549, Jesuit father Francis Xavier glimpsed the caramel beaches and emerald woodland slopes of ancient Formo ...

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A Catholic university bars free speech in case before Wisconsin supreme court

A Catholic university bars free speech in case before Wisconsin supreme court

Attorney Tom Olp of the Thomas More Society spoke to Spero News spoke about the free speech and Constitutional issues raised in a case going before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. In an am ...

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What CNN missed in documentary on Pope Benedict XVI

What CNN missed in documentary on Pope Benedict XVI

The CNN documentary, "What the Pope Knew,"deserves a response. The program begins with music and graphics t ...

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