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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.

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Apostolic Nuncio to Cuba Blasts Communist Regime

American Catholic: If you want to know what is going on in Cuba, the Babalu blog is the go to blog.  Carlos Eire tells us about the man who has just become my favorite papal nuncio:  Archbishop Bruno Musarò, Apostolic Nuncio to Castrogonia,  blasted the island’s rulers recently, and a handful of news organizations are reporting on his comments. Read more here.   Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Islamists Not on FBI Domestic Threat List But Anti-Abortionists Are

The Washington Free Beacon: The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans. Instead, the internal FBI intelligence report concluded in its 2013 assessment published this month that the threat to U.S. internal security from extremists is limited to … More →


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Padre Pio Bilocated to Cardinal Mindszenty’s Prison Cell

TFP website: Vaticanist Andrea Tornielli has published on the Vatican Insider site a serious testimony about Padre Pio’s bilocation to the Hungarian dungeon where Joszef Cardinal Mindszenty was imprisoned in the fifties.The Hungarian anticommunist cardinal was a fierce adversary of the Vatican policy of detente toward Communist governments known as Ostpolitik. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Communion and Liberation?

Well, a half hour is too much. After a half hour of research if you can’t get a grip on a “movement” that has “communities” in eighty countries then I’d say one should stop trying. I have no clue, after my half hour curiosity venture, what “Communion and Liberation” is about. Reading their website is like dining at a jello-fest. Nothing to chew on. The fare … More →

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Brazil’s Bishops to Host a TV Debate of Candidates for Presidency

Vatican Insider: The bishops will ask questions to the presidential candidates in person. And in a very particular place: the building of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida. It is an initiative announced in these days by the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil in view of the elections that will take place on the 5th of October. The debate will take place … More →

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Good News: Moslems Can Be Converted

I gave this title to this news item because it is the title of an article that appeared in an early issue of From the Housetops. We posted it here on our website. Wael Farouq and many other Moslems like him can be converted. These are the Moslems the Church should be challenging with the true Faith, especially the Catholics in the Eastern Church, while they … More →

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Head of Italian Bishops Conference Wants to Undermine Sacrament of Marriage

Catholic Culture: Bishop Galantino said that he hoped that Church leaders will “listen without any taboo to the arguments in favor of married priests, the Eucharist for the divorced, and homosexuality.” More on this here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Pakistani Martyr Shabhaz Bhatti’s Family Meet With the Pope

Vatican Radio: Pope Francis met briefly Wednesday with Dr. Paul Bhatti, former Pakistani Minister for National Harmony and Minorities.  Dr. Bhatti attended the weekly General Audience where he and his mother, both Catholics, had an opportunity to speak with the Pope.  More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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RIP Anti-Catholic Boxer Turned Late Vocation Priest: Father Stu Long

California Catholic Daily: A Memorial Mass is scheduled August 30, 10:00 a.m. at Holy Angels in Arcadia for Father Stuart Long, 50, who died June 9 in Helena, Montana after a long illness. Father Stu joined Holy Angels through the RCIA and was a longtime parishioner there before becoming a priest. Father Stu felt a call to the priesthood as he was baptized in 1994 … More →

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Moslem King Offers His Help and Country to 200 Christian Families

The King of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, has said he is willing to help 200 Christian families forced from the homes in Mosul, according to a senior Church official in the region. Bishop Camillo Ballin, Vicar Apostolic of Northern Arabia (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia) said in a recent interview with Vatican Radio that the monarch was not only willing to assist … More →

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Syrian Patriarch Says ISIS Intent on Genocide

Catholic News Service: Returning from a visit to the Kurdish region of Iraq, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan called the Islamic State invasion “pure and simple religious cleansing and attempted genocide.” “What we, the five patriarchs, saw in Ankawa, Irbil and other cities of Kurdistan, was something indescribable in terms of the violation of human rights and the threat of disappearing of various … More →

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Beijing May Be Preparing to Move on Hong Kong Protesters

AsiaNews: Beijing is “well prepared” to deal with emergencies in Hong Kong, once its proposal for democratic reform are made public over the weekend. The Occupy Central movement has vowed to block the Central district with a large sit-in if the Chinese proposal does not meet the standards of democracy. However, Hong Kong’s chief executive said that Beijing is not bound by “international standards” for … More →

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Delicacy: Cambodian Rice Rats, ‘Tastes a Bit Like Pork’

UCANews: A unique harvest is under way in the rice fields of Cambodia where tens of thousands of wild rats are being trapped alive each day to feed a growing export market for the meat of rural rodents. Popularly considered a disease-carrying nuisance in many societies, the rice field rats, Rattus argentiventer, of this small South-East Asian nation are considered a healthy delicacy due to … More →

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Nigerian Cardinal Relates the Ongoing Horrors of Islamist Terrorists

Rorate Caeli: 3,000 miles from Mosul (Iraq), and Raqqa (Syria) in the “Islamic State”, and 1,800  miles from the new“Islamic Emirate of Benghazi” (itself just 400 miles from Athens or Sicily), Islamist armies are now conquering Nigerian cities in which Christians have lived together with Muslims since the time of the first missionaries.See below several of their conquering moves in at least three different Nigerian states … More →

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Animal ‘Rights’ Advocates Upset Man Bit Snake to Death

Pardon this diversion from weightier things, but I thought our readers would appreciate this latest piece of news from India. I don’t know which is more comical, a man biting a snake, or this response from Pooja Bhale of the Protecterra Ecological Foundation, “Snakes are the most misunderstood creatures and often victims of a lack of information and awareness.” Catholic Online: A man in central India killed the snake … More →

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