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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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Colorado Civil Rights Commission challenges Christian baker again, despite Supreme Court ruling in his favor

Colorado Civil Rights Commission challenges Christian baker again, despite Supreme Court ruling in his favor

Jack Phillips -- a Christian baker residing in Colorado -- filed a lawsuit against the governor of Colorado and other state officials following a sta ...

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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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Carolyn Moynihan: the demography of the alt right

Carolyn Moynihan: the demography of the alt right

One year after the infamous "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, we hear about the “Alt-Right” less frequently, but whit ...

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Muslim kids at New Mexico compound trained for murder

Muslim kids at New Mexico compound trained for murder

An extremist Muslim man, who was arrested at a family compound in New Mexico where 11 starving children were found, was "training them to commi ...

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Alveda King: How President Trump is like Samson of the Bible

Alveda King: How President Trump is like Samson of the Bible

Talk about a long hot summer… Since my recent visit to the White House on August 1, 2018, the heat has been turned up. Being a part of the gro ...

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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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Imam of prominent Washington law firm says America will be a Muslim nation

Imam of prominent Washington law firm says America will be a Muslim nation

An anti-Trump Muslim religious leader told his congregations in Virginia that the United States offers "great potential" and that "it ...

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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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Salafism and a history of misunderstanding

Salafism and a history of misunderstanding

Henri Lauzière’s book, The making of Salafism. Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century, Columbia University Press, New York, 2016,& ...

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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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A lesson social justice warriors can learn from a suicide

A lesson social justice warriors can learn from a suicide

With their bare-top protests against the usual left-wing targets – strongman governments, sexism, inequality, the Church – the Femen girl ...

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Resignation of American cardinal seen as a 'big step forward' for Catholics and victims of abuse

Resignation of American cardinal seen as a 'big step forward' for Catholics and victims of abuse

         On Sunday, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington released a statement about allegations of sexual abuse aga ...

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Trump wins concession from Turkey for Christian pastor

Trump wins concession from Turkey for Christian pastor

Following pressure from the Trump administration, the government of Turkey has ordered the release of an evangelical Christian pastor from prison. Pa ...

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101 books Millenials should read before they die

101 books Millenials should read before they die

MercatorNet's book list, '101 books Gen Ys must read before they die', which was published in 2012, long before anyone had ever ...

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Ancient Irish tomb is 'find of a lifetime'

Ancient Irish tomb is 'find of a lifetime'

In what some are calling the “find of a lifetime,” Irish archaeologists have found a 5,500-year-old megalithic tomb in County Meath, near ...

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Star Parker: Abortion is a symptom, not the cause, of confusion in our country

Star Parker: Abortion is a symptom, not the cause, of confusion in our country

If you believe the unborn child is living, that life must be protected under the U.S. Constitution.

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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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Required reading to understand the Land of Israel

Required reading to understand the Land of Israel

Judaism, Zionism and the Land of Israel by Rabbi Yotav Eliach engraves a comprehensive and well documented history of Eretz Yisrael, that is, in my o ...

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Beyond loss and grief: finding gifts of the heart

Beyond loss and grief: finding gifts of the heart

The death of a Beloved provokes incalculable emotion which words cannot adequately frame. When we say farewell to our Beloved, our sense of loss can ...

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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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How Christians respond to Muslim persecution

How Christians respond to Muslim persecution

 “Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart ...

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Star Parker: The LGBTQ flag and the Confederate flag mean the same thing to me

Star Parker: The LGBTQ flag and the Confederate flag mean the same thing to me

As a Christian American, the rainbow flag communicates to me that I am not welcome.

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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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Mother sues school district over Islamic indoctrination

Mother sues school district over Islamic indoctrination

U.S. District Court Judge Kevin McNulty denied a motion to dismiss an Establishment Clause claim brought by Libby Hilsenrath against the Chatham, New ...

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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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Pakistan: who is to blame for Islamic blasphemy laws?

Pakistan: who is to blame for Islamic blasphemy laws?

An Islamist shot Pakistan's former Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal, for alleged what Islam's sharia law considers blasphemy. Ironically, ...

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Who is funding the destruction of Western civilization?

Who is funding the destruction of Western civilization?

Psychologist Jordan Peterson said in a video released by Prager U that post-modernist, anti-Western thinking dominates academic circles. Not onl ...

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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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What an actor's vulgar anti-Trump tirade reveals about Hollywood - New York Axis

What an actor's vulgar anti-Trump tirade reveals about Hollywood - New York Axis

A national writer for the Associated Press, Jocelyn Noveck, described the Tony Awards as an event "where tolerance and inclusion were constant t ...

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Catholic bishops hope for renewed dialogue with Nicaraguan government; 134 dead protesters

Catholic bishops hope for renewed dialogue with Nicaraguan government; 134 dead protesters

The Catholic bishops of Nicaragua met President Daniel Ortega to present their proposal for the "democratization" of the country as a condi ...

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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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The dilemma for bigoted Samantha Bee and TBS

The dilemma for bigoted Samantha Bee and TBS

Ever since Samantha Bee let loose with her obscene woman-hating comments directed at Ivanka Trump, she and a swarm of TBS senior staff members have b ...

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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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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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Star Parker: Trump affirms America's dedication to the Hebrew Bible

Star Parker: Trump affirms America's dedication to the Hebrew Bible

The problems that plagued America in the past, and that plague America today, trace to abandonment of the great truths: these great truths rooted in the Hebrew Bible.

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Judaism, Zionism and the Land of Israel: new book gives context to Trump's move on Jerusalem

Judaism, Zionism and the Land of Israel: new book gives context to Trump's move on Jerusalem

Judaism Zionism and the Land of Israel. Yotav Eliach. Dialog Books, 2018. 807 pp. Rabbi Yotav Eliach’s new book, Judaism, Zionism and the La ...

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Democrat candidate tells Republican: 'Muslims definitely hate' Republican gubernatorial candidate

Democrat candidate tells Republican: 'Muslims definitely hate' Republican gubernatorial candidate

Dr. Abdul al-Sayed, a Democrat who is Michigan's first-ever Muslim gubernatorial candidate, issued a retort to a Republican gubernatorial candi ...

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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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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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Columbia University says 'God hates guns...'

Columbia University says 'God hates guns...'

That is the inscription,in large letters, poted on a big window on the ground floor of Columbia University's Lenfest Center for the 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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Edwin Black: why new book 'Judaism, Zionism and the Land of Israel' fills a void

Edwin Black: why new book 'Judaism, Zionism and the Land of Israel' fills a void

For decades, Rabbi Yotav Eliach, esteemed principal of Rambam Mesivta High School in Long Island, has accumulated his teachings, writings, and those ...

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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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Humor and shame can defeat leftists, and political Islam

Humor and shame can defeat leftists, and political Islam

Europe’s elite want their citizens to believe open borders and migration from Islamic countries will solve their need for a future workforce du ...

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Inside Trump's religious freedom executive order

Inside Trump's religious freedom executive order

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday his plan to protect religious freedom. In a Rose Garden ceremony marking the National Day of Prayer. Pre ...

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Star Parker: Michelle Wolf's attack on life displays massively divided nation

Star Parker: Michelle Wolf's attack on life displays massively divided nation

America is divided into two sides that have so little in common, and share so few values, that it is not clear whether our national fabric can withstand the great tension pulling on it.

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Orthodox patriarch says religion is the only answer to terrorism

Orthodox patriarch says religion is the only answer to terrorism

The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church told Christian faithful that only religion can bring an end to terrorism. While visiting Albania, Patriarch ...

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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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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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Marxism, classless society, Christianity, and history

Marxism, classless society, Christianity, and history

Marx always insisted that he derived his system from a careful study of history. Marxists are fond of insisting that they think “concretely,&rd ...

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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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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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Sleepers must awake to the application of Sharia in the West

Sleepers must awake to the application of Sharia in the West

There is constant pressure from Islam for Kafirs [non-Muslims] to submit to the Sharia. Most Kafirs think that if we accommodate their demands, then ...

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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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FBI closing in on 'pernicious' infiltration by Chinese government in U.S. schools and universities

FBI closing in on 'pernicious' infiltration by Chinese government in U.S. schools and universities

The National Association of Scholars (NAS) released a report on Wednesday on the influence of the Confucius Institutes in American colleges and unive ...

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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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Sweden debates Muslim child marriage

Sweden debates Muslim child marriage

In Sweden, the national social services released a brochure that legitimizes child marriage. The brochure, which is directed at recent immigrants, ca ...

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A day of atonement for cult leader Keith Raniere

A day of atonement for cult leader Keith Raniere

Holy Week is a week of atonement for Christians, but this year it has special meaning for Keith Raniere as well: the cult guru, who exploited his wom ...

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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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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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Texas shocked by bizarre animal sacrifices

Texas shocked by bizarre animal sacrifices

An otherwise peaceful neighborhood on the west side of San Antonio, Texas, was disturbed when Bexar County sheriff's deputies raided a home on Bronze Sand Ro ...

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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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Florida police fail to stop teen before murderous stabbing attack

Florida police fail to stop teen before murderous stabbing attack

Corey Johnson, 17, stands charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder following a confession that he unleashed an assault at a ...

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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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The escalation in war on pornography: a ten-year update

The escalation in war on pornography: a ten-year update

Recently, for a talk in Chicago to parents of high school boys, I had to update my knowledge based on a 2009 review of the effects of pornography. On ...

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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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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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CNN's obsession with power and hierarchy

CNN's obsession with power and hierarchy

CNN's six-part series,"Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History," debuts on March 11. It promises to be a comprehensive account of the h ...

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Where are the real heroes in the struggle against Islamic jihad?

Where are the real heroes in the struggle against Islamic jihad?

I just got through watching a video by one of my personal heroes, Anni Cyrus. Now, why do I call her a hero? Well, I did something very unusual this ...

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Catholic bishop drops stand against anti-sodomy law

Catholic bishop drops stand against anti-sodomy law

In Belize, a former British colony in Central America, Catholic Bishop Lawrence Nicasio has dropped his church’s appeal of a judicial ruling wh ...

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The shock and awe of Muslim conquest

The shock and awe of Muslim conquest

A full assessment of Islamic rule in medieval Spain requires examining how the forces of the Islamic Caliphate gained control of this region. The rut ...

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What 'The Shape of Water' means for future of sexualization of children

What 'The Shape of Water' means for future of sexualization of children

 After a French court acquitted a 30-year old man of child rape after he had sexual relations with an 11-year old, the public was outraged and r ...

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Imperialism links Islam to leftists

Imperialism links Islam to leftists

Feminists are far from the only so-called left-wing or liberal group to betray their own basic principles out of a bizarre admiration for Islam, whet ...

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