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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 Telegraph: Meriam Ibrahim’s departure from Sudan was organised with such secrecy that not even she knew where she was going, her lawyers have told The Telegraph. Full story here.
Traditional, Family, and Property, Luiz Sergio Solimeo: “I love vulgarity. Good taste is death, vulgarity is life.”These words by English fashion designer Mary Quant, who took credit for inventing the miniskirt and hot pants, reveal one of the most important, though rarely pointed out, aspects of the “fashion revolution” that started in the sixties: vulgarity.Indeed, fashions have increasingly tended toward vulgarity. It is a vulgarity … More →
The Blaze: Witnesses say a pregnant woman in labor was prevented by authorities from crossing a Los Angeles street to a hospital Wednesday because the road had been closed for President Barack Obama’s impending motorcade. The unidentified woman was barred from walking the few hundred feet to the hospital for at least 30 minutes as authorities waited for the president’s motorcade to pass by, witness … More →
The thought police are at it again. Horror of horrors, David Tyree once said that he would trade in his super bowl ring if that would stop same-sex ‘marriage.’ I wonder how many other pro football players would say the same thing even if they do not have a ring. Hey, Peyton and Eli, where are you? Stand up for David Tyree. And all you other … More →
Oh, but these reports are from liberal anti-Israel news sites. So, don’t confuse us neo-con hawkish pro-Zionists with the facts. Israel is a “democracy,” our ally. The occupied territory’s victims deserve it. Hamas hides its weapons in civilian homes and hospitals launching missiles from orphanages don’t you know. So, blow them all up, women and children, and 70% of the other poor people who have been blown … More →
Meanwhile Catholic mother Asia Bibi languishes in a putrid cell in Pakistan with no international outrage. She has no money. Other than the valiant French journalist Anne-Isabelle Tollett, Asia Bibi has no voice. She was just a worker for slave wages whose appeal to Rome apparently had no effect. Wonderful news about Meriam Abrahim, and for her and her family we should rejoice. No doubt she … More →
Vatican Insider: According to the Patriarch Emeritus of Palestinian origin – the first Arab to be appointed Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem – “the means to achieve peace can only be a means of peace. For sixty years we have seen that wars, weapons, massacres are unable to secure any kind of peace”. According to His Beatitude Sabbah, “the only way out of the spiral of … More →
Vatican Insider: The small communist south-east Asian nation of Laos will have its very own martyrs, possibly within just a few months. Two parallel processes have begun for a group of religious, missionaries and lay people which have been split down the middle: the missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate (OMI), Mario Borzaga and the Laotian catechist Paul Thoj Xyooj killed in 1960 on the one hand … More →
Catholic News Service: Going by the pseudonym “X,” Pope Leo XIII anonymously crafted poetic puzzles in Latin for a Roman periodical at the turn of the 19th century. The pope created lengthy riddles, known as “charades,” in Latin in which readers had to guess a rebus-like answer from two or more words that together formed the syllables of a new word. Eight of his puzzles were … More →
This is an amazing story to come out of the tragedy of the attack on the Malaysian airplane. The boy’s name was Miguel, Spanish. His last name, Panduwinata, is Indonesian. It is very unusual for a Moslem to give a child a Hebrew name, like Michael. So, perhaps, little Miguel as a baptized Christian. In any event, he certainly had a premonition that he was going … More →
The McDonalds mega-chain has topped the list of companies most apt to sponsor sexually-graphic television shows, according to the Parents Television Council. “The companies on our lists are the worst offenders in each category, and McDonalds, YUM! Brands, and Toyota Motor Sales Inc., in particular have been the top contributors to the most explicit broadcast TV shows,” Tim Winter, the pro-family group’s president, said in … More →
Vatican Insider: He refused to keep silent about the violence against Mosul’s Christians who are forced to choose between converting to the Muslim faith, paying the jizyah (the Islamic tax for non-Muslims) or fleeing. Professor Mahmoud Al ‘Asali, a law professor who lectures on pedagogy at the University of Mosul, had the courage to make a stand against this brutal duress which he believes go against the Muslim commandments. … More →
BBC News: Local residents said monks at the Mar Behnam monastery were allowed to take only the clothes they were wearing. The monastery, which dates from the 4th Century, is a major Christian landmark and a place of pilgrimage. Christians have fled Mosul after the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) told them to convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.
The Remnant’s Connie Bagnoli: There is a simple tombstone in St. Peter’s Cemetery in West Brighton, Staten Island, New York. It does not stand apart in a specially designated area, nor is it adorned in any way to distinguish this gravesite from the countless others in that consecrated ground. The humble headstone is engraved with the family name Capodanno. Along with his beloved mother and father, … More →
Daily Beast: After being issued an ultimatum from ISIS in Mosul, some of the city’s last Christian families have fled, only to be robbed of their last possessions at ISIS checkpoints. Friday at noon was the deadline for Christian families to meet ISIS’s demands: Convert to Islam, pay an anachronistic Islamic tax for non-Muslims known as jizya, leave Mosul, or be killed. But the day before the … More →