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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.
- Andrew Cusack (not news per se, but has many news items and links)
- American Spectator
- Human Events
- Info Wars
- Information Clearing House
- Interfax (and Interfax Religion)
- Israel-Palestine: The Missing Headlines
- RT (Russia Today)
- The American Conservative
- The New American
- Vatican Information Service
LifeSite News: Pope Francis surprised about 40,000 Italian and international participants in today’s Marcia per la Vita (March for Life) Internazionale in Rome this morning, when he left the Apostolic Palace to greet them personally from his popemobile in the street where they were lined up. Read more here.
(LifeNews.com) The jury in the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell returned a verdict and found him guilty on three of the four first-degree murder charges he faced. Gosnell was found guilty of killing Baby A, Baby C and Baby D and found not guilty of killing Baby E. He was also convicted on hundreds of lesser charges ranging from infanticide to running a … More →
AsiaNews: A court in Al-Khobar, Saudi city east of the Gulf, has sentenced a Lebanese Christian to prison and flogging for having converted a young Saudi man to Christianity and helped a young woman escape from the country. The first considered the organizer of the operation, was sentenced to six years in prison and 300 lashes. The Saudi was charged as an accomplice to two years … More →
AsiaNews: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), won Sunday’s general elections for the National Assembly. Voting also took place in the country’s four provincial assemblies (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan). As the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) looks into allegations of fraud and irregularities, some political leaders and their supporters are in the streets to challenge the results after … More →
CNA: Father Scott R. Carroll, ordained a priest of the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, on May 8, died of cancer two days later after battling the disease for some time. More here.
CNA: Pope Francis on Sunday canonized hundreds of fifteenth century Italian martyrs who died rather than renounce their Christian faith. Read more here.
Father Z: Cardinal Sean O’Malley Will Boycott Boston College Commencement Archdiocese of Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley said today that he plans to boycott Boston College’s commencement ceremony May 20 because it will feature Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as its commencement speaker. The College is scheduled to award Kenny an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Kenny supports loosening the country’s legislation against abortion. Read more … More →
Massachusetts Repulican: On Sunday, Mother’s Day, the Madonna of the South Boulevard traffic island will appear again. Full report here.
The American Conservative: The recent dedication of George W. Bush’s presidential library in Texas briefly rekindled debate about the defining event of his presidency, the Iraq War. The visceral hatred of many for the war and the man having substantially diminished, a more sober assessment of both seemed to prevail in the coverage. In the same news cycle there appeared a seemingly unrelated event, the abduction … More →
Father Romano Zago, Franciscan Scholar from Brazil, wants the Whole World to Know the Secret of the Potent Brazilian Juice Recipe for Supreme Immune Health. Read full report here.
LifeNews: The pro-life group Live Action has released a fourth video in a series of undercover videos catching late-term abortion practitioners and abortion clinics misleading women and showing indifference to the destruction of human life. The videos show embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell is not an anomaly. Read more of this interview here. It is graphic.
Father John Hardon Archives: One of the most memorable experiences that I ever had was with the Miraculous Medal! It changed my life. Read full account here.
Rorate Caeli: From the Archdiocesan intranet: At the request of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will begin to be celebrated at Star of the Sea Parish, 4420 Geary Boulevard (at 8th Avenue) in San Francisco on May 26th, Trinity Sunday, at 11:00 A.M. and will continue each Sunday and Holy Day on a regular basis. There is ample parking behind the … More →
CNA’s Elise Harris: In listening to the words of the Holy Father in his many different homilies, audiences and speeches since his election, there is one incredibly clear message he is sending to us: the Church is narcissistic. We are a narcissistic Church, the product of a narcissistic culture. More on this here.
Pope Francis has directed the bishops of Argentina, his home country, to govern the Church there following a document that makes clear that holy communion should be disallowed for any person who facilitates abortion, including politicians. “These are the guidelines we need for this time in history,” the pope wrote to the bishops. According to LifeSiteNews, Pope Francis emphasized use of the Aparecida Document as a framework in a letter to … More →