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Alternative news sources for secular news. Here is a list of online news sources that don’t reheat the standard New-York-Times-CNN-BostonGlobe-HuffPo-etc-etc-approved version of what goes on in the world. We in no way endorse the editorial policies of these organizations, but neither could we do the same for the common media outlets.
- Andrew Cusack (not news per se, but has many news items and links)
- American Spectator
- Human Events
- Info Wars
- Information Clearing House
- Interfax (and Interfax Religion)
- Israel-Palestine: The Missing Headlines
- RT (Russia Today)
- The American Conservative
- The New American
- Vatican Information Service
The Spectator:Pope Francis’s three-week Synod on the Family began on Sunday. Most of the 279 ‘Synod Fathers’ are senior bishops, many of them cardinals. They have no authority to change any aspect of Catholic teaching or pastoral practice. They are discussing the ‘hot button’ issues of communion for the divorced and remarried and the spiritual care of gay Catholics — but, once the meeting is … More →
CNA: In an Oct. 8 interview with CNA, Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu and president of the Ugandan Episcopal Conference called the act “criminal,” and said ideologies must never be attached to receiving aid, which is meant to save lives. “The issue of homosexuality should not be linked with saying ‘if you don’t accept this we won’t help you,’ that is criminal, I call it … More →
Apology not enough Mr. Obama. This is outrageous. What kind of a “mistake” is this? Who ordered it? What will happen to those responsible? Anything? NBCNews: Thirty-three people remain unaccounted for five days after the deadly U.S. bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital, the charity’s representative in Afghanistan said Thursday. KAbul: “We had 461 staff in the hospital working for us in Kunduz trauma … More →
And in good standing he is. The ‘Catholic’ Voice: “But we all know of heterosexual marriages,” intones Father Danielson, “that are miserable places in which to raise a child and many of us know of homosexual couples who raise children with great love, attention and devotion. So while the Church’s teaching is certainly in general correct, it does not work out that way in many instances.” … More →
I will add one story about Columbus that impressed me of his greatness. On one of his four voyages west his ship was caught in a gale for about a month off the coasts of Brazil. He could not escape. Suddenly, an eerie roar was heard in the storm. A strange whirlwind could be seen in the dark approaching the ship. It was something out of … More →
Patheos: Breaking news tonight from my friends at the Thomas More Society. There has been a resolution to the conflicting demands regarding the Center for Medical Progress’s undercover investigation into the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood. The court has ruled that ALL of the unedited footage can be turned over to Congress, in response to their subpoena. More on this here. Share, Bookmark, Like: … More →
AsiaNews: A three year old girl, Milan, from a Sunni family in Syria, was healed thanks to the intervention of St. Charbel, the Lebanese hermit saint, canonized in 1977 by Pope Paul VI. The family is a family of refugees from Damascus, who arrived in Lebanon after the civil war which has been destroying the country more than four years. The girl had a tumor and … More →
NBCNews: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin launched a campaign Tuesday to restore a monument to the Ten Commandments that was removed from the state capitol overnight under a court order. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
And at Pontifical Universities in Rome. Phil Lawler for Catholic Culture: Msgr. Krzystof Charamsa evidently thought that he was advancing the homosexual cause by coming out as gay on the eve of the Synod of Bishops. I think he miscalculated badly. The Vatican quickly dismissed Msgr. Charamsa from his post at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). He had anticipated that, and … More →
NCRegister: He [Erdo] added that “God’s mercy offers forgiveness to sinners but requires conversion,” and, in this case, “a couple’s sin does not lie first and foremost in whatever behavior may have led to the breakup of the first marriage.” The reason they cannot receive the Eucharist “is not because of the failure of their first marriage, but because of the cohabitation in their second … More →
Catholic Online: The ACLU is suing Trinity Health Corporation, a Michigan-based Catholic hospital chain, because the organization refuses to perform abortions. The suit is similar to one brought by the ACLU in 2013, that case was dismissed by a Federal court. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
CNA: Msgr. Charamsa has served as an official for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). Since 2009 he has served on the theology faculty of Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University and Regina Apostolorum University. In 2011, he was appointed as secretary of the International Theological Commission. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
CNA: After months of debate and strong opposition, California governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into a law a bill enabling doctors to prescribe drugs that will end the lives of terminally ill patients. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
California Catholic Daily, Abby Johnson: Three weeks after I left my job at the clinic, Planned Parenthood took me to court. I am always asked, “Why would they take you to court? Did they have something to hide?” Well, yes. They absolutely had something to hide. They didn’t want me sharing the information in this article. Let’s expose the truth, shall we? More here. Share, … More →
Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture: Did a powerful group of cardinals conspire to unseat Pope Benedict XVI and elect Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio—Pope Francis—in his place? That sensational claim has been circulating in conservative Catholic internet sites. But the available facts don’t support the sensational headlines. Full article is here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.