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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
Yahoo News: A Kiev court on Thursday banned what would have been Ukraine’s first gay pride event after city authorities raised security concerns. There is little public acceptance of homosexuality in predominantly Orthodox Ukraine, as in other former Soviet republics; last week, large crowds of protesters broke up gay rights rallies in Georgia and Russia. More here.
IOL News: “We prayed. I could feel pressure, and being sucked. I put my body over them to try to protect them,” Williams said. The roof and upper storey of the house had collapsed into and around the closet, but neighbours dug them out. Williams and her children suffered only minor injuries. A large wooden cross that had been hanging on an upstairs wall was … More →
AsiaNews: Church observers in China have reacted strongly to a revision of the regulations surrounding the election of bishops, which they say grants the government-backed Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China (BCCCC) overarching control. More on this here.
AsiaNews: More than twenty officers, from the family planning bureau have brutally beaten a man Wednesday, May 15 in the vicinity of Xiny. China Aid reports that the only reason that Zhang Futao, a farmer from Jiangsu Province, was attacked was because he is the father of three children, 12, 6 and 4 years of age. More on this here.
AsiaNews: Pope Francis has invited “all Catholics in the world” to join Chinese believers in prayer on May 24, to Our Lady of Sheshan, “I urge all Catholics around the world to join in prayer with our brothers and sisters who are in China, to implore from God the grace to proclaim with humility and joy Christ, who died and rose again; to be faithful to … More →
Catholic Online: ”Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was!” Those are the words from the outspoken and charismatic E.W. Jackson, an African-American pastor and attorney from Chesapeake, Virginia. Jackson, the Virginia GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, made these comments at the Republican Party of Virginia Convention this past weekend. Jackson is taking some within the black community to … More →
CNA: As he hosted his weekly Wednesday audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis made his fourth appeal for prayer for the victims of the tornado that killed 24 people in Oklahoma. Read more here.
Edwards Peter: Suicide—whatever mental/emotional problems induce some to commit it and which might even mitigate its culpability—is objectively a gravely evil action (CCC 2280-2283) and may never be licitly chosen. When committed in a sacred place such as a church or shrine, suicide effects the “violation” of that space and divine worship (as opposed to personal prayers) may not be offered there until the place … More →
Medjugorje Today: visionary Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic has been seen in the homes of several people, even though it is known that she was elsewhere when the sightings occured. Vicka confirms that people have told her of healings through her visits, but says she does not know what happens. (So the website claims). More here.
(EastSideHunky’s Klobasa Klub) In a suprising move on Monday this week, a federal 3 member appeals panel stayed a recent decision by NYC based fed judge Edward Korman re: the abortifacient Plan B. For the time being anyway, Plan B may NOT be bought by any willing female without a prescription. The temporary decision allows the new FDA rule that it be sold OTC to … More →
OSV Daily Take Blog: AN EF-4 tornado (on the five-point Fujita scale) ripped through Moore, Okla., with winds up to 200 mph and a width of at least half-a-mile, reportsCBS News. At least 51 people were killed, and the death toll is expected to rise. Among those are at least 20 children, and 50 of the 236 injured were also children. Read more here. Correction update: … More →
CNA: The Holy Father wants to join in with the accolades of the faithful, but he can’t when they are shouting “Francis.” Read more here.
LifeNews: With Governor Peter Shumlin’s signature on a bill the state legislature approved, Vermont today becomes the third state after Oregon and Washington to legalize assisted suicide. More on this here.
AsiaNews: ”Jesus in these meetings is maturing Peter’s soul, Peter’s heart,” maturing him in love. So Peter when he hears Jesus ask him three times: “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” he is ashamed, because he remembers the three times he had said he did not know Him. “Peter was grieved because for the third time he asked him, ‘Do you love me?’. This … More →
NBCNews: Their similarities are striking, but teenagers Robin Jeter, 18, and Jordan Dickerson, 17, grew up quite differently in the nation’s capital. Read more here.