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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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Denying ‘Transgenderism’ a Hate Crime at Jesuit College

Fr. Z blog: The College Fix: Believing in two genders is a ‘hate crime’ under police investigation at Catholic college ‘You can have your opinion’ as long as it doesn’t ‘deny my existence’ It’s uncommon at Jesuit universities these days for someone to openly share a traditional Catholic viewpoint. [Which we have seen over and over again.] When it happened at Loyola Marymount University in Los … More →

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Priest Arrested for Kidnapping, Robbing, Beating His Bishop

AsiaNews:  A Catholic priest is among the 14 people arrested for the kidnapping of Msgr. Gallela Prasad, bishop of the diocese of Cuddapah.  His name is Fr. Raja Reddy and he is from the same diocese the bishop. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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China: ‘Kill, Kill’! Military Using Sick RAP Video to Recruit Soldiers

NBC China News: China is hoping that rap and rhymes will help recruit more young men to the world’s largest standing army. A hip-hop beat backs lyrics like “Kill! Kill! Kill” in an action-packed video released by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The slick production has racked up nearly 100,000 comments on China’s Twitter-like service, Weibo, since being posted on the army newspaper’s website Thursday. The … More →

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Huge Cache of Secret Documents Hacked From Paris Grand Lodge

Catholic Online: The Masons will soon be in the spotlight now that hackers have stolen their data and documents and sent the trove of secret information to journalists in Paris. The Grand Lodge of Paris was targeted by hackers and they stole thousands of documents from the secretive fraternal organization. They then sent those documents to journalists. Earlier this month, the French weekly magazine, “L’Express” … More →

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Parents of Scientology Head Expose the ‘Lunacy’ of the Cult

“I’m going out there and I’m thinking to myself, this is straight lunatic asylum stuff,” Miscavige described. “This is going to make me better? The only effect it had on me is make me all the more want to possibly get out of there.” After fully realizing the lunacy of Scientology, the elderly Miscaviges spent months planning their escape.They conditioned guards to allow them regular … More →

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Catholic Media Ignores Real Nature of Islam

Crisis Magazine, William Kilpatrick: What’s the biggest news story of our time? What has been the biggest story for the last decade and one-half? Answer: the resurgence of Islam, and, in particular, the rapid spread of Islamic jihad. But, with a few exceptions, you would never know it from reading the Catholic press. If you look through the list of titles published by Catholic book … More →

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The Suffering Reality of Christian Iraqis Who Cannot Leave

CNA, Elise Harri: A parish priest in Alqosh, the only remaining Christian village on the Plain of Nineveh not captured by ISIS, told me as he sipped from a typical Iraqi glass teacup that in the time that’s passed, “we have understood now that ISIS is a game.” “It is the world’s game” in which it has become clear that certain nations “want ISIS to stay” either … More →

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Antarctica: The World’s Southernmost Church

ChurchPop: Antarctica is an amazing giant continent at the south pole of our globe. Braving winter temperatures of over a hundred degrees Fahrenheit below zero, a few thousand people live there at any given time. And because, like most people, they have spiritual needs, there are a number of chapels at various government bases. It just so happens that the southernmost chapel (of any religion) is a Catholic chapel at the … More →


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Holy Scripture Proves the Perpetual Virginity of Mary

This is a good and concise defense of the dogma of Our Lady’s Perpetual Virginity by Tim Staples for Catholic Answers. Perhaps the two most commonly employed texts by those who deny Mary’s perpetual virginity are: Matthew 13:55-56: Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brethren James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all of … More →

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Radical Jesuit Daniel Berrigan Dies at 94

AP: His defiant protests helped shape Americans’ opposition to the Vietnam War. And they landed The Rev. Daniel Berrigan behind bars. The Roman Catholic priest, writer and poet, who became a household name in the U.S. in the 1960s after being imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the war, died Saturday. He was 94. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Triple Amputee Calls His Handicap ‘a Blessing’

NBCNews: Photographer and triple amputee Giles Duley calls his injuries “a blessing.” The Londoner was working in central Afghanistan when he stepped on a landmine and lost both legs and an arm five years ago. He has endured more than 30 operations since then. “I understand what it is to suffer from war,” the 44-year-old said as he sipped tea with a family of Syrian … More →

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Gotta Love David Ortiz: Hits Game-Winning Homer for Very Sick Child (As Promised)

And he wears Our Lady’s Scapular. OBSEV: Big Papi always finds a way to make things special. The greatest hero in Boston Red Sox lore did something on Friday night that would seem unbelievable, if it were someone other than David Ortiz. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Madrid: Archbishop Bans Crdl Muller From Presenting New Book at Catholic College

The Eponymous Flower: (Madrid) Pope’s confidant as a censor? Madrid Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra forbade Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the faith of the Catholic Church, to present his latest book “Informe sobre la esperanza” (State of  Hope) at the Catholic University of San Dámaso present in Madrid. The reasoning? Because it was “a book against the pope.” Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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23 Chinese Priests Make Pilgrimage to Rome

UCANews: The Chinese priests’ pilgrimage began two days earlier when they walked along the Via della Conciliazione in Rome singing hymns and praying the rosary. All were aware that 40 years ago such a pilgrimage was forbidden and unthinkable for Chinese Catholics. They also entered through the Holy Door and went to pray at the tomb of St. Peter. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Syria: Aleppo ‘Under Attack’ 200 Killed in One Week, Many Children

AsiaNews: Aleppo is “under attack”. Many parts of the city “have been shelled and bombed”. Two bombs have hit an area “under government control” where “the Caritas headquarters and my house” are located, said Joseph Yeghia, head of communication for Caritas Aleppo. More on this here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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