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Iraqi Nun Denied VISA by State Dept to Come and Testify on Christian Persecution

National Review: Why is the United States barring a persecuted Iraqi Catholic nun — an internationally respected and leading representative of the Nineveh Christians who have been killed and deported by ISIS — from coming to Washington to testify about this catastrophe? Earlier this week, we learned that every member of an Iraqi delegation of minority groups, including representatives of the Yazidi and Turkmen Shia … More →

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Soviet Spy Defector Says ‘We Created Liberation Theology’

CNA: Espionage deep in the heart of Europe. Secrets in the KGB. Defection from a communist nation. Ion Mihai Pacepa has seen his share of excitement, serving as general for Communist Romania’s secret police before defecting to the United States in the late 1970s. The highest-ranking defector from communism in the ‘70s, he spoke to CNA recently about the connection between the Soviet Union and Liberation … More →

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German Bishops Conference Abandons Church’s Moral and Sacramental Teaching

CNA: While discussing civil marriage and cohabitation, the German bishops emphasize that “a further development of the Church’s sexual morals” is needed. “This entails an enhanced appreciation of individuals’ ability to shape their lives in following Christ on their own responsibility and to form a personal conscience-based judgment.” That puts it very clearly where the bishops conference stands. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Cardinal Müller under Fire for Defending Marriage

ROME, May 1, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Francis’ top advisor on Catholic doctrine is coming under attack as he continues to defend the Church’s teaching on marriage, family, and sexuality amid a campaign by a “progressive” faction of prelates. On March 29, the French Catholic daily newspaper, La Croix, published an interview with Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of … More →


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Conversion to Christ Out, Defending the Koran In for Catholic Archbishop

Just the title of this website should be an indication of what is coming. I use the spelling “Koran” for consistency. Parallels, Many Stories, One World: As a 12-year-old Catholic boy growing up in England, Michael Fitzgerald decided he wanted to be a missionary in Africa. Eight years later, he was studying theology and learning Arabic in Tunisia. He went on to devote his priestly … More →

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Jimmy Carter Opposes Aborting Baby Girls, Calling it Murder

This is from a man who supported Roe v Wade, and still does. And he was the leader of the USA for four years. He calls aborting baby girls “murder” in sex-selection abortions, but not in other abortions where the killing is for other reasons. It’s not that I am singling out Carter. All of our presidents that had to deal with the issue (including … More →

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Dissidents Go After Holy Priest to Undermine SF Archbishop

Catholic World Report: The embattled pastor of a San Francisco parish has been the target of an unrelenting campaign aimed at pressuring Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to oust him. At the same time, the charges against Father Joseph Illo are being used as part of a larger effort to lobby Pope Francis to remove the archbishop, according to local observers. This week, the Archdiocese of San … More →

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Colombia: Church Will Close Hospitals If Government Mandates Suicide

Churchmilitant.com: The Catholic Church in Colombia will shut down all its hospitals if the government tries to force them to cooperate in assisted suicide. That’s the warning from the secretary of the Colombian Catholic Bishops’ Conference after his country issued protocols for legal euthanasia last week. More on this here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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Sister Marianeldis, Over Fifty Years Serving the Poor in Taiwan

AsiaNews: “In 1962 I was sent to Taiwan. We set sail from Naples, we made a stopover in Hong Kong and then we arrived on this island where I have remained until today. My first mission was in Hsinchu,  one hour from Taipei, where I worked with the poor on the outskirts of the city. There were many older people, especially the sick, alone and … More →

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Jim Mutscheller, Daily Communicant, Tight End for Baltimore Colts RIP

Denver Catholic, George Weigel: He scored 40 times in an eight-year NFL career, best known, now, for the touchdown he didn’t score, as the sun set over Yankee Stadium on Dec. 28, 1958. His wife of 59 years, Joan, said that Jim Mutscheller, who died on April 10, wanted to be known as a man “who had led a good life,” for he was “quiet, … More →

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Nepal Bishop Describes Earthquake Devastation

CNA: Nepal’s bishop has given a graphic account of the country’s catastrophic April 25 earthquake, describing how he was lucky to survive. In a message to international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Paul Simick, the Vicar Apostolic of Nepal, said he “saw houses falling like a pack of cards,” and that people “were running in all directions to save their lives.” … More →

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Hindu Lawmaker Blames Opposition Leader for Earthquake

While many countries come to the aid of the earthquake victims in Nepal, fanatic Hindu lawmaker, Sakshi Maharaj, blames opponent for the catastrophe because before entering some ‘holy site’  he did not purify himself after having eaten beef. For Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), comments by Hindu nationalist lawmaker Sakshi Maharaj, a member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata … More →

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La Salette Shrine in Massachusetts Will Stay Open

Last year I posted the sad news that the shrine would be closing. That decision has been reversed. Valley News: A decision-making body in the La Salette religious order has moved to keep the Enfield shrine open and maintained by La Salette missionaries, meaning that no land or buildings will be sold. The vote made by 53 missionaries in Massachusetts earlier this week was a … More →

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Idaho: City Ordinance Says Jail and Fines for Pastors Who Refuse to ‘Marry’ Homosexuals

Fr. Z’s Blog: Idaho city’s ordinance tells pastors to marry gays or go to jail. Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho, city officials have laid down the law to Christian pastors within their community, telling them bluntly via an ordinance that if they refuse to marry homosexuals, they will face jail time and fines. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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China: Catholic Mother’s Mission of Adopting Orphans

UCANews: For the past 42 years, Kong Zhenlan, a Catholic in China’s Shanxi province, has been bringing up handicapped orphans and abandoned children along with her own kids, and that has inspired one of her sons to become a Catholic priest. Kong’s son Father Anthony Fan Changliang says the adoption of orphans is related to a local tradition in their Jiuji catholic village in Qi county. Before the communist revolution in … More →

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