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Gaza’s School Children: They Don’t ‘Speak, Run, or Cry’

AsiaNews: Like in many other countries of the world, yesterday was the first day of school in Gaza. However, Palestinian students who are back in classrooms are unable to speak, run, or cry. Many are filthy, living in the streets without a tent or a blanket to cover themselves. Some are sheltered by the few families who managed to keep their home by some miracle. … More →

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Iraqi Nuns Blast Western Media for Ignoring Jihad War on Christians

mrc Newsbusters: Sometimes it takes a David to defeat a Goliath – or, in this case, unassuming nuns to speak where the media remain silent.  Speaking out for Christians persecuted in the Middle East, Mother Olga Yaqob and Sister Hatune Dogan slammed the American media for keeping silent. The nuns spoke with MRC during the In Defense of Christians (IDC) Inaugural Summit in Washington, D.C. Sept. 9-11. Both told the … More →

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Cardinal Burke to Be Removed From High Post?

Catholic Culture: Cardinal Raymond Burke will soon be removed from his post as the prefect of the Apostolic Signatura and appointed patron of the Knights of Malta, according to Vatican jounalist Sandro Magister of L’Espresso. More on this here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Bangladesh: Two Faithful Couples Stress Rosary for Good Marriage

AsiaNews: “Living according to the teachings of Christ, reciting the rosary and respecting one another, always,” are the secret of a happy marriage, this according to two Catholic couples who just celebrated their golden and silver wedding anniversary respectively. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Ted Cruz’ Highjacking of Mideast Christian Conference Was Pre-Planned

First Things: This week in Washington, a major conference took place on the persecution of Mideast Christians. The conference brought together Christians from around the region, including many church hierarchs. Many of the attendees had experienced Islamist persecution firsthand. The overarching theme was unity, and the overall purpose was to raise awareness about what Christians in the region are going through. Read more here. Share, … More →

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Xaverian Sisters Do Not Accept Police Report on a Single Murderer of Their Three Sisters

Agenzia Fides: “We do not believe in the police’s version. The person arrested is an excuse to divert the investigation into the killing of our nuns”, says to Fides Agency Sister Delia Guadagnini, former Regional Superior of the Xaverian Missionaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi, who knew the three nuns very well. More on this here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Senator Cruz Booed After Shameful Pro-Israel Speech to Persecuted Eastern Catholics

Catholic Culture: Senator Ted Cruz walked off the stage at a Washington conference on the persecution of Christians on September 10, after he was roundly booed for a keynote address in which he focused on support for Israel. The controversial Texas Republican, who is often touted as a potential presidential candidate, irked an audience of Christians from the Middle East when he launched into a … More →

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The Brave and Devout on Flight 93

One of the passengers who jumped the highjackers was Thomas Burnett. Three years before the tragedy he began attending daily Mass. The American Catholic: “We’re going to take back the plane,” he told his wife by cell phone.  “We can’t wait for the authorities. I don’t know what they could do anyway. It’s up to us. I think we can do it.” “What do you … More →

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Iraqi Christian Women Tortured by Whips Preferred Death Than Apostasy

Catholic Herald: An Iraqi Christian woman described this week how she defied ISIS terrorists who put a sword to her throat and told her to either convert to Islam or lose her head. With the blade at her neck, she replied that she would rather die than give up her Christian faith. But instead of decapitating her, the Islamists – many of whom she described … More →

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First Korean Priest Was a Martyr: So, Too, His Father and Grandfather

Last words of Saint Andrew Kim:  “I have held communication with foreigners, it has been for my religion and for my God. It is for Him that I die. My immortal life is on the point of beginning. Become Christians if you wish to be happy after death, because God has eternal chastisements in store for those who have refused to know Him.” Read full … More →

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Pro-Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Cardinal Danneels Appointed to Synod on the Family

Rorate Caeli: It is a relief to see that the Liberal Supremo of the Americanist Church, Jesuit Thomas Reese, is “disappointed” with the “composition” of members of the upcoming Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. The problem, of course, is that, since “Progressives” are unimpeded by shame or any qualms of conscience (let us call it the Modernist Taqiyya*), we never know if … More →

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Russia Holds Government-Sponsored Pro-Life/Family Conference

LifeSiteNews: “The significant magnitude of the current global instability is caused by the ‘sensate culture’ and a modern day dimension in world history, the destruction of moral standards such as Goodness, Truth, and Beauty and destruction of faith in a Created natural order that distinguishes good from evil.” The speaker’s list reads as a Who’s Who of the pro-life and family movements around the world … More →

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9/11 Disgrace: Firefighters Forbidden to Have Flags on Their Locker Doors or Helmits

5NBC Chicago: Four suburban Chicago firefighters say they were suspended after refusing to remove patriotic stickers posted on their helmets and lockers. The Maywood firefighters say they were ordered to go home for refusing to remove stickers of American flags after their fire chief implemented a ban on all stickers. More here.     Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Asia Bibi’s Appeal Postponed to October 16

Meanwhile, the part of Pakistan where she languishes in a dungeon is being inundated by flood waters. Let us pray for her safety and for her freedom. UCANews: The appeal case of Asia Bibi was adjourned yesterday to October 16. The Court has given last chance to lawyers of both sides for final arguments. This is the seventh time her appeal hearing is being postponed. … More →

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Mexico: Traditional High Mass Offered in World’s Largest Seminary

Offerimus Tibi Domine website: The world’s largest seminary is in Mexico.  I’m not aware that Mexico is a particular hotbed of the Usus Antiquior but the seminary at least seems to be able to allow its seminarians to experience and learn about the ancient form of the Mass without running terrified at the prospect.  I am amazed at just how many seminarians this one seminary has. … More →

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