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‘Well Done Good Servant’ Oldest Priest in China Dies at 105

UCANews: China’s oldest priest, Father Ye Yaomin of Guangzhou, died on Tuesday at the age of 105, bringing to an end to an epic life that spanned the fall of emperors, wars and a Communist Party intolerant of his devout faith. More on his life here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Israeli Jewish Writer Questions Netanyahu’s Motives in Paris March

AsiaNews, Uri Avnery: The three Islamic terrorists could have been very proud of themselves, if they had lived to see it. By committing two attacks (quite ordinary ones by Israeli standards) they spread panic throughout France, brought millions of people onto the streets, gathered more than 40 heads of states in Paris. They changed the landscape of the French capital and other French cities by … More →

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Chinese Catholics Call for Resistance of Government Interference in Ordinations

AsiaNews: Some Catholics have expressed strong opposition to the Chinese government’s plan to push forward bishop ordinations without papal approval in 2015, as indicated by comments respondents made in response to recent news reports inCatholic Online in China (Tianzhujiao Zaixian) on the working plans of the Patriotic Association and of the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) disclosed on Jan. 15, 2015. A Catholic commented that … More →

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Father Richard McBrien Dead at 78

“You don’t have to obey or get out. That summarizes my ministry.” Nice legacy. National “Catholic” Reporter eulogy says it all (if one wants to read this unCatholic source), citing the problem McBrien’s book Catholicism had with the US hierarchy: “The bishops faulted McBrien’s treatment of Jesus and sin, the virgin birth, Mary’s perpetual virginity, the fatherhood of God, and papal infallibility, as well as contraception … More →

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True Peace Will Follow the Consecration of RUSSIA to the Immaculate Heart

Eyewitness News 12: At least for today, balloons replaced doves as a symbol of peace at the Vatican. For many years, children would stand beside the pope on the last Sunday of January and release doves to symbolize peace. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Three Examples of Disastrous US Foreign Interference

Charles G. Mills for Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation: The worst consequences of bad decisions are usually unintended. Some of the worst unintended consequences in history were caused by the peace conditions imposed by the winners of the two World Wars. More recently, we have witnessed the disastrous decisions made in connection with U.S. policies in Cuba, Iran, and Syria. Full article is here. Share, Bookmark, Like: … More →

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China Will Continue to Ordain Bishops Without Pope’s Approval

UCANews: China will continue its practice of electing and ordaining bishops independent of the Holy See, according to a 2015 working plan by the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA). The plan, which appeared on the SARA website on January 15, was the product of a national meeting of religious officials in Beijing on December 26-27, in which SARA director Wang Zuoan is quoted as … More →

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Half Million Protest Abortion/Murder in DC March for Life

The media ignored it, devoting major coverage to under-inflated footballs. Catholic Online: On the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in the United States, it was interesting that almost every cable TV news channel has done a segment on whether the New England Patriots football team intentionally used footballs in Sunday’s game that had less air pressure than required. That would … More →

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Catholic-Educated New Orleans Activists Push Smoking Ban Almost Everywhere

No statement on record from either of these two power-happy “Nanny State” busybodies  on banning abortion in New Orleans. They want to protect the poor, innocent, helpless citizens from second-hand smoke (aren’t they wonderful), but do they want to protect each and every pre-born baby from being murdered? Correct me if I am wrong about either of them. Amendments added to the ordinance slightly changed the … More →

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Republican House Waters Down Anti-Abortion Bill

Washington Post: An emboldened group of moderate House Republicans put their leaders on notice this week that they intend to steer a more pragmatic course on social issues — including abortion, same-sex marriage and immigration — as the party tries to position itself for the 2016 presidential election. About two dozen Republicans, led mostly by a small group of female lawmakers, forced the House leadership … More →

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Obama Goes All Out for ‘Right’ to Kill Pre-born Babies

On the eve of Black Tuesday, President Obama went on the offensive defending abortion. Catholic Culture: In a January 22 statement, President Barack Obama described Roe v. Wade as “a decision that protects a woman’s freedom to make her own choices about her body and her health, and reaffirms a fundamental American value: that government should not intrude in our most private and personal family matters.” … More →

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SC Won’t Hear Case of Louisiana Priest and Seal of Confession

CNA: The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a petition from a Louisiana Catholic diocese that fears a civil lawsuit could force a priest to violate the seal of confession or go to jail. The Diocese of Baton Rouge and diocesan priest Father Jeff Bayhi were disappointed by the decision, which the diocese said has “significant ramifications for religious freedom in Louisiana and beyond.” … More →

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The Islamization of Europe

William Kilpatrick, Catholic World Report: Where will the Pope live when Rome falls to Islam? It’s not an idle question. For one thing, there is historical precedent. Popes have been forced from Rome in the past. For another thing, numerous Islamic authorities have explicitly targeted Rome for conquest. Rome may be the Eternal City, but it has seen rough times. In 846, for instance, Pope … More →

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African Cardinal Lashes Out Against Obama SOTU Address

Brietbart: The Cardinal’s first tweet focused on the President’s secular worldview, noting that the closest Obama came to mentioning God was his quote of Pope Francis. Obama’s State of Union address, all about Middle Class Economics, human effort alone, closest to mentioning God was quote from Pope Francis. — Cardinal Napier (@CardinalNapier) January 21, 2015 This is not the first time the President has been … More →

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Informative Interview With Syrian UN Ambassador

Eva Bartlett, CounterPunch: On January 8, in his sparsely-furnished New York City office, the Syrian Arab Republic Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar al-Ja’afari, sat down with for an interview. The veteran diplomat, who has held his position at the UN since 2006, and lives restricted to a 25-mile radius of New York City, has much more to say than the half … More →

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