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Iraqi Priest Tortured by ISIS Speaks Out on Christian Genocide

National Catholic Register:Most Christians are familiar with the word “confessor” when it refers to an ordained priest who hears one’s confession. However, the original meaning of the word, derived from the Latin confiteri (to confess or profess) was a term used by first-century Christians for a completely different reason. They used it to refer to the stalwart champions of the Church who had confessed Christ … More →

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Picture of a Sacred Moment at Iwo Jima

Verum et Veritate, Father D.A. Suglia: I am not often drawn to an image as I once was while studying in the Seminary for the priesthood.  It was a simple picture of a Catholic U.S. Navy Chaplain’s Field Mass with servicemen during combat operations at the Battle of Iwo Jima . The men are marines and sailors in the midst of the sad reality of … More →

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499 Syrian Refugees Admitted to US in May, All Moslem

CNSNews: The Obama administration has admitted 499 Syrian refugees so far this month, with no Christians among them. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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Vatican Cardinal: Moslems Need to Convert But Not Jews

Catholic Culture: Christians are called to seek the conversion of all Muslims, the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity told an audience at Cambridge University. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Dying Christian Girl Tells Mother to ‘Forgive” Those Who Burnt Her Alive

Church Pop: “Forgive them”: that’s the last thing a 12-year-old Christian girl told her mother before dying in a hospital of burns from an attack by ISIS militants. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Vatican Responds to Affirmation That There Is More to the Third Secret of Fatima

1Peter5: Today, May 21, 2016, the Holy See Press Office has released, in its daily bulletin, a statement attributed to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The statement categorically denies the affirmation, reported here, from Fr. Ingo Dollinger, which speaks of a private conversation in which then-Cardinal Ratzinger spoke to Dollinger, a personal friend, about there being more to the Third Secret of Fatima than was published by the … More →

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Doctor Discovers Way to Reverse RU486 for Women Who Regret Taking It

Live Action News: In 2006, Dr. Matthew Harrison was in his office in North Carolina when he received an urgent phone call. A pregnancy care center, for which he is on the board, was calling about a young woman who had taken the RU-486 abortion pill and immediately regretted that decision. The young woman had told her mother about the abortion and the mother called … More →

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FSSP to Take Over Church in Nashua, NH

Rorate Caeli: Press Release: “The Diocese of Manchester will soon be blessed with the opening of a new parish dedicated to the celebration of the Tridentine Rite Mass, when the former Saint Stanislaus church in Nashua will reopen. The new parish will be entrusted to the members of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP). While a pastor for the new parish has not yet been … More →


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SSPX’s Bishop Fellay: Little By Little Rome Is Giving Us All We Need for Reconciliation

MENZINGEN, Switzerland (National Catholic Register) — Reconciliation between the Society of St. Pius X and Rome looks to be imminent, as a key obstacle — opposition to certain aspects of the Second Vatican Council — may no longer be a cause for continued separation from the Church. Bishop Bernard Fellay, the superior general of the SSPX, told the Register May 13 that he is “persuaded, … More →


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Miracle: Deaf Girl’s Hearing Restored at Lourdes

The Eponymous Flower: (Paris) She was born deaf. This past May 11 shortly before 20:30 she took off her prosthesis and said to her mother: “I no longer need this. I hear now.” We’re talking about a little girl who was staying with her mother, her grandmother and her brother on pilgrimage in Lourdes. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Macedonia’s Assembly President Gives Pope a Tiara

Judging from the photo, Pope Francis doesn’t seem impressed. Andrea Tornielli, Vatican Insider: It is a headdress that has characterised the papacy for centuries. Sometimes it has been ogive shaped, others rounded and wider at the top, surmounted by three crowns. It is the tiara Popes wear on their coronation day as well as on particularly solemn special occasions. The last Pope to wear one, … More →

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Worth a Visit: Icon Museum in Clinton, Massachusetts

Stephen Beale, National Catholic Register: With more than 1,000 icons and other artifacts, the Russian Icon Museum is an unexpected treasure amid the outlying horse farms and downtown manufacturing mills of the tiny town of Clinton in central Massachusetts. Read full article here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Eucharistic Miracle at Fourth Lateran Council

Aleteia: The patriarch Jeremiah Al Amchiti was born in Amsheet, Lebanon, where he grew up and received education until God called him for his service in the religious life. In fact, he became a monk, and with the help of his brothers David and Joseph, he lived for a while as a hermit in Amsheet’s hermitages. Those hermitages included vast and high cellars and three … More →

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Pro Soccer Star Now a Priest

CNA: With a Mass celebrated in the chapel where he used to pray, former soccer star Chase Hilgenbrinck was reunited recently with the faithful, friends and fans – not as a soccer star, but as a priest. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Euthanasia for Mentally Ill in Netherlands

CNA: Dutch psychiatrist Paulan Stärcke, who has carried out euthanasia requests at the country’s End-of-Life clinic, argues that psychiatrists are “too hesitant” about agreeing to euthanasia for patients with psychiatric diseases, and she told The Telegraph that children as young as 12 should be allowed to request to end their lives and be taken seriously. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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