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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.

More Seminarians in Scandinavian Countries Than in Ireland

Andrew Cusack: Writers, politicians, journalists, academics — Norway’s Catholics seem an intellectual bunch. The Church in Scandinavia is on a slow but steady ascendant, and it’s telling (of both the rise and fall of many) that there are now more seminarians studying for the priesthood for the Nordic countries than there are for all of Ireland. As a Norwegian acquaintance of ours was ordained for … More →

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Oregon Plant Was Burning Aborted Baby Parts from Canada for Electricity

LifeSiteNews: The Marion County Board of Commissioners announced late Wednesday that they are putting a stop to a waste-to-energy facility’s program that was incinerating aborted babies to produce electricity. The B.C. Catholic’s Steve Weatherbe revealed April 21 that the British Columbia government was sending fetal remains to the Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility to be burned along with other medical waste. The story made national news … More →

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Kansas City, Kansas May Be First Catholic Diocese to Sever Relationship with Girl Scouts

(Breitbart) The Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas may become the first Catholic diocese to sever its relationship with the Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA). An article from the Catholic Committee on Scouting, posted on March 17 on the website of the archdiocese’s Office of Evangelization and Catholic Formation for Youth, states that while GSUSA has had an important role in forming girls in the archdiocese for many decades, over the … More →


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Boxing: Sport? Or Blood Lust? A Trainer’s Perspective

Christianity Today: On April 12, 2014, Manny Pacquiao entered the ring at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to fulfill what he believes is his God-given calling: to beat another man—in this case, opponent Tim Bradley—to bloody unconsciousness or exhaustion. Pacquiao met his match that night—he arrived at the post-fight press conference with 32 stitches in his left eyebrow—but a unanimous decision from the judges declared … More →

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Ordination of Women ‘Not on the Table at the Moment’

And this from the Archbishop of Dublin. The inquiry had to do with ordaining married men, which is another issue. It is astonishing that a prelate of the Church cannot just say that the ordination of women has been declared invalid, and definitively so, by Pope John Paul II. End of discussion. No “table” ever can entertain it in the true Church. But, then again, … More →

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Pope Tells Newly Baptized to Bring Faith to the Ends of the Earth

MySanAntonio: Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith “to the ends of the Earth” as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica. The vigil is among the Vatican’s most solemn services. Francis entered the darkened basilica with a lone candle, which he then shared with others to slowly illuminate the church. The symbolic service commemorates the … More →

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Philippine SC Passes Contraception and Sex-Ed Law in Defiance of Bishops

Under the oxymoronic title, Reproductive Health Law, the high court of the Philippines betrays its Catholic Culture and morals and makes it legal to frustrate God’s law for human reproduction by artificial means. Now teachers in public schools will be free to add to the moral corruption of school children with sex-ed programs. UCANews: Archbishop Socrates Villegas said: “With or without the [Supreme Court] decision it … More →

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Al-Qaeda Leader Says ‘We Must Eliminate the Cross . . .’

CatholicOnline: “This is quite an extraordinary video,” terrorist experts Paul Cruickshank says. There’s another word for it: absolutely horrifying. In the video, the nefarious “crown prince” of al-Qaeda, Nasir al-Wuhayshi is seen addressing a group of 100 like-minded terrorists in Yemen. He cuts to the chase: “We must eliminate the cross … The bearer of the cross is America!” More on this here.

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Israel Deprives Most Palestinian Christians of Access to Holy Places

CatholicOnline: “Having access to the Holy City or to churches there especially at this time of year is our normal right as Palestinians,” one of the lucky few who have been granted permission to visit says. “It should not be associated with anything political.”“It is very painful to see people coming from the whole world, from places [as far as] Japan, and they can easily reach … More →

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Newly Ordained Norwegian Convert: ‘St Olaf is neither Catholic nor Protestant’

Kathy Schiffer, Patheos: Bishop Bernt Ivar Eisvig, the Catholic bishop of Oslo, ordained 67-year-old Egil Mogstad.  Many Lutherans were in attendance; in fact, Father Mogstad said, “I have my Lutheran friends to thank that I was ordained in the cathedral. I would never have dared to make such a request myself.”  A keen ecumenist, Father Mogstad added, “St Olaf is neither Catholic nor Protestant. He died as a … More →

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Papal Preacher Points Out the Evil of Mega-Salaries

caneo.ca news: Father Raniero Cantalamessa, whose title is “preacher of pontifical household,” weaved his sermon around the character of Judas Iscariot, who the Bible says betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. “Behind every evil in our society is money, or at least in part,” Cantalamessa said at the solemn service that included chanting by priests recounting the last hours of Jesus’ life. “The financial … More →

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Pro-Abortion Bill Killed in Colorado Through Catholic Action

National Catholic Register: Life won a victory over the culture of death tonight when state senators began to buckle in the pursuit of the “abortion rights” Senate Bill 175 and killed it shortly before 7 p.m. Pro-lifers mobilized in less than a week to pray for the defeat of the destructive bill that threatened to create unfettered access to abortion and undo life-affirming laws in … More →

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Catholic Faith and Morals Lambasted in New Father Serra Book

I cite Jeff Mirus’ book review on Catholic Culture only because I have not myself read Gregory Orfalea’s book Journey to the Sun, offered by Ignatius Press. From what Mirus’ provides I would be far less commendatory than he. The reviewer tries too hard not to be overly critical; but critical he is, and rightly so.  I can only surmise, after reading this overview, that this book is … More →

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Filthy Rich: Fired Exec Gets 58 Million in Severance from Yahoo

I have not posted news like this before. But, I make an exception. Not that anyone can do anything about this. Really, who cares?  It is just money. It is just “business as usual.” The mega-rich usurers are far worse.  Nevertheless, it goes to show just how corrupt big business is. The evils of capitalism and its consummate greed. And this poor man, fired from his … More →

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Maltese Parliament Betrays Nation’s Catholic Identity

Zenit: On Monday, the Maltese government legalized same-sex unions as well as adoption by homosexual couples. The unanimous vote is seen as a major cultural shift in social policy in a country where Catholicism is the state religion and 98% of the population identify themselves as Roman Catholic. While slightly less than half the population supports the Civil Unions bill, only an estimated 20% support same-sex … More →

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