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City of Baltimore accepts I.D. issued by Catholic Church for illegal aliens

City of Baltimore accepts I.D. issued by Catholic Church for illegal aliens

The Baltimore Police Department recently announced it will recognize issued to 'undocumented immigrants' by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese ...

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Cardinal Wuerl, Pope Francis, and communist China

Cardinal Wuerl, Pope Francis, and communist China

What do the Communist Chinese have to do with this event? I'll get to that later. But first the news is not that Pope Francis accepted Cardinal ...

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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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After Kavanaugh: the precarious state of America's culture

After Kavanaugh: the precarious state of America's culture

A vast divide now exists amongst Americans. It is far more than a political rift between Democrats and Republicans. It is not merely a struggle betwe ...

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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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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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Priest faces deportation for alleged law-breaking

Priest faces deportation for alleged law-breaking

Rev. David Boase,69, of Illinois may face deportation to his native England because immigration authorities discovered that he had voted illegally in ...

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The high holy sacrament of the Democratic party

The high holy sacrament of the Democratic party

To call abortion a recurring Democratic platform plank would be reasonable, but to call it a sacrament? That is surely an over-exaggeration. Right? N ...

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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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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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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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The reality about those who leave Islam

The reality about those who leave Islam

In the immortal words of ‘The Eagles’, the Hotel California is place where you can ‘check out anytime, but you can never leave&rsqu ...

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Trump reflects on 'personal connection' to Judaism

Trump reflects on 'personal connection' to Judaism

President Donald Trump highlighted his various accomplishments of the past year in a conference call to leaders of the Jewish community. In advance o ...

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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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Star Parker: John McCain's era was not an era of civility

Star Parker: John McCain's era was not an era of civility

America is a battlefield because America is about truth, and truth is something only won in struggle.

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Patrick Buchanan: A cancer grows at the Catholic Church

Patrick Buchanan: A cancer grows at the Catholic Church

"Priests who prey on parochial school children and altar boys are not only sinners, they are criminal predators who belong in penitentiary cell ...

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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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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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New York University on notice to act on leftists' discriminatory statement

New York University on notice to act on leftists' discriminatory statement

Human rights advocates are awaiting a response from New York University President Andrew Hamilton after writing letters urging him to take firm actio ...

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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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How to keep the economy human in the age of A.I.

How to keep the economy human in the age of A.I.

Some people think of the new automated economy in terrifying and mechanical terms. In such a vision, machines reign supreme as they work tirelessly, ...

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My Pashtun Rabbi: a search for truth in the Muslim world

My Pashtun Rabbi: a search for truth in the Muslim world

A Jewish American working in the United Arab Emirates fears hostility but finds humanity in this debut memoir, My Pashtun Rabbi: a Jew's se ...

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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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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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