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Noted Professor of Psychiatry: Transgenderism a ‘Mental Disorder’

(CNSNews.com) –  Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made … More →


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A New Text Related to the Third Secret of Fatima?

Unveiling the Apocalypse: In a recent blog post (found here), Antonio Socci, the author of The Fourth Secret of Fatima, notes the importance of a recently published official biography of Sr. Lucia from the Carmelites of Coimbra (the convent where the Portuguese nun lived and died), titled “Um caminho sob o olhar de Maria” (A Path Under the Gaze of Mary). This explosive new text contains several important writings of Sr. Lucia … More →

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51 Iraqi Dominican Sisters, Family, Friends, Fled IS Terrorists, Destitute in Irbil

CNS: Dominican Sister Attracta Kelly in Adrian, Michigan, has been able to speak a few times with the superior of a group of Iraqi Dominicans and knows how desperate their situation is since they escaped Islamicists in northern Iraq. Sister Maria Hanna, the superior, and 51 other Dominican sisters, along with their family members and other villagers were driven from the Ninevah Plain by Islamic … More →

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Friars Man a Booth Every Night in the Midst of Roman Summer Fest

Catholic News Service: As dusk falls over Rome, giving only the slightest relief from the summer heat and humidity, two Conventual Franciscan friars join thousands of Romans and tourists on the banks of the Tiber River. Armed with smiles, but also fliers about the Franciscan missions, Father Paolo Fiasconaro and Brother Raimondo Porcu pass every evening — from 7 p.m. to midnight — at their … More →


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Writer’s Eye-Witness Account of the Great Devotion of Korean Catholics

Courtney Grogan for CNA: On Aug. 17 Pope Francis stood at an altar in front of Gyeongbokgung Palace, the palace of a dynasty that ruled over the Korean peninsula for more than 500 years and was responsible for the torture and execution of an estimated 10,000 Catholics. In the face of such persecution, a public Mass would have been unimaginable in Korea just 150 years … More →

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ISIS Barbarians Murder American Journalist, James Wright Foley

The brutally murdered American Journalist, James Wright Foley, was a Rochester, New Hampshire, native. The Daily Mail gives the following summary of the events: Photojournalist James Wright Foley has been beheaded by ISIS forces He went missing in Syria in 2012 while working for GlobalPost news agency ISIS posted extremely graphic video ‘A Message to America’ to social media Foley speaks to camera before his death … More →


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China: Unbending Underground Priest Released After 8 Years in Detention

UCANews: 52-year-old Father Joseph Lu Genjun from the unofficial community of Baoding of Hebei province was released on August 9 after eight years of isolation and imprisonment. At the time of his arrest, Father Lu had been carrying out the functions of the episcopal vicar of the diocese, after Bishop James Su Zhimin of Baoding and Auxiliary Bishop Francis An Shuxin of Baoding were seized … More →

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Contemplative Order Dedicated to Vocations With Down Syndrome

Little Sisters of the Lamb: The Institute of the Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb, a contemplative vocation, offer young girls with Downs the possibility of realizing their religious vocation. This realisation is made possible only by the support of sisters without this disability, who have responded to a special call to consecrate themselves to God with their disabled sisters to form one community with … More →

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OK Governor Blasts NYC Satanists Bringing Their ‘Filth’ to Oklahoma

The Christian Post: “It may be protected by the First Amendment,” Governor Mary Fallin said, “but that doesn’t mean we can’t condemn it in the strongest terms possible for the moral outrage which it is. It is shocking and disgusting that a group of New York City ‘satanists’ would travel all the way to Oklahoma to peddle their filth here. I pray they realize how … More →

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Prayers for Catholic Writer Solange Hertz Who is Very Ill

The Remnant: Since the 1980s The Remnant has been proud to publish the powerful insights and commentary of the incomparable Solange Hertz. A close friend of Remnant founder Walter L. Matt (RIP) for many years, she was with the Remnant almost from the beginning. In her own right, Mrs. Hertz came to be regarded as the matriarch of traditional Catholicism in the English-speaking world (although her … More →

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Planned Parenthood Bilking Taxpayers for 100 Million

CNA: A report investigating audits of Planned Parenthood claims to show that the national abortion provider’s practices may have led to the loss of more than $100 million of taxpayer money.Publicly-available audits and testimonies from former employees “strongly suggest that Planned Parenthood affiliates systematically take advantage of ‘overbilling’ opportunities to maximize revenues,” Alliance Defending Freedom said in their 2014 report “Profit, No Matter What.”The report, … More →

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No Greater Enemy of Our Lady Than Modern Ecumenism: SAINT Maximilian Kolbe

And that was written by the martyr in 1933. Saint Maximilian said, “There is no greater enemy of the Immaculata and her Knighthood than today’s ecumenism, which every Knight must not only fight against, but also neutralize through diametrically opposed action and ultimately destroy.” (Entry of Diary dated April 23, 1933. Cited from The Immaculata Our Ideal, Father Karl Stehlin [Warsaw: Te Deum, 2005], p.37. – [4] Entry … More →

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Theologian Father Inos Biffi on Christ’s Mandate to Preach the Gospel to All

Rorate Caeli: If a “weak” proclamation of the Gospel had prevailed; or if Christians had worked to help the building of pagan temples with their gods; or if they had been satisfied to seek out what united them at a minimalistic level with other religions without a clear stress on the “differentness” of being a Christian, we would not have had the witness of the martyrs. … More →

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Devastation in Gaza: Medical Team Member Reports

From Latin Patriarchate website: From a Christian woman: Today is day six in Gaza, the day it all starts getting to you. Yesterday we went out to look around and started saw the devastation. Homes destroyed, pharmacies, doctors’ surgeries…all blatant violations of the Geneva Conventions. I was still detached, I went around with my colleague Dr. Haytham, accompanied by old friends from Gaza. Dr. Yehia … More →

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Emergency Relief for Gazans: A United Effort of Moslems, Christians, and Jews

National Catholic Register: During the past couple of weeks, Anwar Ben Badi has made about 50 “runs” from various points in Jerusalem to the headquarters of Caritas, one of several Christian humanitarian-aid organizations assisting residents of the war-ravaged Gaza Strip. In the parking lot outside Caritas’ Jerusalem office, which is located at the Notre Dame Center next to the Old City of Jerusalem, Ben Badi, … More →

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