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Iran Deal and the Winner Big Time is Israel

More guns, missiles, latest bomber jets, technology, security info, etc.,  Kerry promises our number one “ally” in the Mid-East. Not to mention more of our money. What was that prize Obama won right after his election in 2008 and before he was even sworn in? Some kind of peace prize, was it? The Washington Free Beacon, John Kerry: “The president has made clear that he views … More →

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Hillary Clinton Avowed Enemy of the Preborn Babies and Partially Born

LifeNews.com: A November 2014 poll conducted by The Polling Company found that just 13% of Americans believe abortion should be legal for any reason and essentially at any time during pregnancy. In other words, just 13% of Americans agree with Hillary Clinton on abortion. Here are 10 times so far in the 2016 campaign that Hillary Clinton has showed her extremism on abortion. More here. … More →

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Pope Pleads for an End to Anti-Christian Persecutions

UCANews: “Do something to put a stop to the violence and oppression,” Pope Francis asked the international community after calling attention once again to the fate of persecuted Christians, especially in the Middle East. After reciting the Angelus Aug. 30, Pope Francis told thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square that, the previous evening in Lebanon, martyred Syriac Bishop Flavien-Michel Malke was beatified. More here. Share, … More →


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No Bishop From Hong Kong Invited to October Synod

UCANews: The head of the largest Chinese Catholic diocese in the world will be absent from the World Synod of Bishops in October because he has been deemed to be too old. Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong was not invited to participate in this year’s synod, which will focus on the family, because he is older than 75. “Now I know that I am … More →

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Two Books Now Out With Eleven Cardinals’ Endorsement Opposing Kasper

www.chiesa: Guinean cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the congregation for divine worship, is in Regensburg these days to present the German edition of his book “God or Nothing,” published in France last February and about to be released in nine other languages all over the world, given the enormous interest it has raised on account of what is written in it and who wrote it, … More →

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Mark Twain Admired Church in Hawaii for Being ‘Unmistakably Catholic’

Servant and Steward: Finding myself in the unusual situation without another book to read at hand, I picked up a copy of Mark Twain’s Letters from Hawaii, edited by A. Grove Day (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1966). More here.   Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Vatican Press Favors Rome’s Naming Square After Martin Luther

RNS: Despite Luther being thrown out of the Catholic Church during his lifetime, the Vatican reacted positively to news of the square’s upcoming inauguration. “It’s a decision taken by Rome city hall which is favorable to Catholics in that it’s in line with the path of dialogue started with the ecumenical council,” said the Rev. Ciro Benedettini, deputy director of the Vatican press office, referring to … More →

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Moderate Islam? ‘No Such Thing’ Says Iraqi Priest

Rorate Caeli: “Please, if there’s anyone who still thinks ISIS doesn’t represent Islam, know that they are wrong. ISIS represents Islam one hundred percent.” Father Douglas al Bazi, an Iraqi Catholic parish priest in Erbil, raised his voice during an intervention at the Meeting in Rimini, with a choice of words – in a provocative way and in hard tones –  that few had ventured use … More →

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Two Dreadful Refugee Tragedies in Two Days

AsiaNews: “Austrian police said the 71 people found inside an abandoned lorry appeared to be refugees from Syria.” and now, “hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized off the Libyan city of Zuwara, residents and officials said.” More on these terrible events here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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You Can’t Have Portrait of Jesus in a Public School

Sick hateful bigots will have to look at His living face when they die. Catholic Online: Local residents in Chanute, Kansas expressed anger after the atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation successfully filed a petition for the removal of a portrait of Jesus Christ, which had been hanging for over 60 years in a Kansas public school. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Why Is Philly Archdiocese Denying World Meeting of Families Supports Planned Parenthood?

Lepanto Institute : Earlier this week, the Lepanto Institute revealed that the president of the World Meeting of Families had donated thousands of dollars to political candidates that thoroughly support abortion and same-sex “marriage. He even donated $1,000 to a candidate who founded a Planned Parenthood facility in Philadelphia, and served as its executive director for 13 years. Full report is here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, … More →

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German Bishop’s Website Promotes Homosexual Unions as ‘Sacramental’

LifeSiteNews: On August 25, Katholisch.de, the official website of the German Bishops’ Conference, published an interview with the German moral theologian Stephan Goertz concerning his new book, Who Am I to Judge? Homosexuality and the Catholic Church. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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On the Lighter Side: Cardinal Siri on the 1978 Conclave

I lifted this from Andrea Tornielli in Vatican Insider.  Siri, who was number one on the list of papabili for two previous conclaves, told his friend Benny Lai, a journalist:  “The Conclave will not last more than three days, four at most. After three days these conditions are simply unbearable. Maybe we can take a seat and name it Pope if that is what it … More →

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Pakistan: High Court Removes Visitation Ban from Asia Bibi’s Family

This may be a sign of better news to come. UCANews: A Pakistani court has directed the Punjab provincial government and police to give the father of death row convict Asia Bibi prison visitation rights, a family lawyer says. The directive comes two days after Soran Masih filed a petition in the Lahore High Court demanding access to his daughter. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, … More →

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Ave Maria

Aleteia: The events took place at the El Goloso military base, located near the Spanish capital, seat of the nation’s armored infantry brigade “Guadarrama.” According to several Spanish news sites, includingInfovaticana and Religión en Libertad, a fire broke out that was impossible to control, burning most of the surrounding vegetation. Once the flames were extinguished, to the soldiers’ surprise, in the middle of the charred … More →


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