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Thai Cardinal Calls Secularism ‘the Face of the Devil’

UCANews: The main challenge facing the Church today is secularism, according to Cardinal Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij of Bangkok, who boldly called the phenomenon the devil’s face in the modern world. “It is not just a challenge for the Asian Churches … all the world is facing the challenge of secularism,” said Cardinal Kriengsak on Friday. “Secularism is the new way the devil presents himself … More →

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Hindu Leader’s ‘Insult’ to Mother Theresa Ought to be the Goal of Every Missionary

UCANews: Christians across India have expressed outrage over remarks from a Hindu leader suggesting that the main objective of Blessed Teresa’s service to the poor was converting people to Christianity. Over 150 people cutting across religious lines gathered in Chhattisgarh, western India Tuesday to stage a sit-in to protest against the remarks. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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ISIS Has Now Taken 250 Syrian Christians Hostage, Turkey Closes Border

CNA: The number of ISIS hostages in Syria has increased to at least 250 after continued attacks on Christian villages, and civilians fleeing to the Turkish border have been stranded when not allowed to cross. “There are 200 families who were running away and trying to escape to Turkey, but the border is closed for Syrians. No Syrian can cross into Turkey,” Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo … More →

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Buzz Aldrin May Be Going Lunar: Wants NASA to Put a Colony on Mars

“To boldly go where no man has gone before” Well, walking on the moon was a long time ago. Great achievement, to be sure. Nice job Buzz.  But, for what purpose? No one can live on the moon. Who is crazy enough to want to? And Mars, that’s even worse. Imagine wearing a ton of protective gear, hauling around an oxygen tank, not to mention food and … More →

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100 Christians Taken Captive in Syria by ISIS

Catholic Culture: Militants of the Islamic State have abducted at least 100 Christians from Syrian villages. The Reuters news service reported that Kurdish forces, assisted by US airstrikes, are battling with ISIS for control of northeastern Syria. As Kurdish forces massed on one front, the Islamic State struck on another front, capturing several Christian Assyrian villages. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Indian Shrine Honors the Martyrs of 2008 Killed in ‘Odium Fidei’

AsiaNews: Christian residents in the village of Tiangia (Odisha) have erected the first monument to honour seven martyrs, victims of anti-Christian pogroms in Kandhamal in 2008. Mgr John Barwa SVD, archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, blessed the memorial plaque on 13 February, in the presence of priests and hundreds of faithful. Read full article here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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New Doctor of the Church: Armenian Saint Gregory of Narek

Catholic Culture: St. Gregory of Narek, an Armenian Catholic monk who lived in what is now Turkey and died in 1005, has been named by Pope Francis a Doctor of the Church. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Urgent Message from Medjugorje: ‘Peace Is in Danger’

This message comes to us from an “official Medjugorje guide” who was there at Ivan Dragicevic’s “private chapel.” So Evan has a “private chapel.” Interesting. Is there a tabernacle in this “chapel”? In any event, the gospa gives its usual goodbye salutation: “Thank you, dear children, because also today you have responded to my call.” Lots of thank you’s from the gospa. And, what a … More →

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Kenya: WHO’s Tetanus Vaccine Did Contain Sterility Causing Antigens

Catholic Culture: A report issued by the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops has found that 30% of tested tetanus vaccine samples included a sterility-inducing antigens. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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First Catholic Church Consecrated in Egypt While 21 Coptic Laymen Slain in Libya

CNA: “The Church in Egypt has been strengthened by the murder of our brothers in Libya.” Such was the reaction of Coptic Catholic Bishop Youssef Aboul-Kheir of Sohag to the beheading of 21 Orthodox Coptic men in Libya by Islamic State affiliates. The guest workers in Libya “suffered a holy death with prayers on their lips. They went to their deaths just like the early … More →

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Heretics and Holy Confessors: the Conclave of 1549, Battles Among the Cardinals

Roberto di Mattei: Rorate Caeli: The Conclave that opened on November 30th 1549, after the death of Paul III, was certainly one of the most dramatic in the history of the Church. The English Cardinal, Reginald Pole (1500 – 1558) was indicated by everyone as the great favourite.  The Pontifical robes were prepared for him and he had already shown someone his thanksgiving speech.  On … More →

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ISIS Terror: Bishop Will Not Abandon Flock in Libya

CNA: “I should stay! How can I leave the Christians alone?” These are the words of Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, in response to the Islamic State’s threats that it plans to take over the country and continue beheading Christians, as it did this past weekend, killing 21 Coptic Christians. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Israeli Planned Barrier Wall Threatens Monastery, Convent, School and 50 Christian Families

CNA: Palestinian Christians, a monastery, a convent and a Catholic school near Bethlehem are all at risk from the Israeli government’s planned security barrier in the West Bank’s Cremisan Valley, the U.S. bishops have told members of Congress. “The proposed routes of the separation barrier would effectively confiscate the Palestinian agricultural and recreational lands of over 50 Christian families. This threatens the livelihoods of the … More →

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Marx and Lenin Favored Moslem Jihad Against West

Stephen Schwartz, First Things: For some time, an argument has been made that the liberal left, in refusing to examine the problems of Islam, has betrayed its Enlightenment roots. That is, while secular, feminist, and protective of free speech in dealing with its Western peers, the liberal left has been accused of abandoning its heritage in its quest for political correctness regarding Muslims. Read more … More →

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Cardinal Kasper Includes Martin Luther Among Saints of ‘Great Gospel Tradition’

Catholic Culture: L’Osservatore Romano has published excerpts from a new book by Cardinal Walter Kasper on Pope Francis. Pope Francis, writes the retired president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, is a radical in the sense of emphasizing the roots of the Gospel message and the joy it brings. The Pope “does not advocate a liberal position, but a radical position” and is … More →

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