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Chaos in the Alps as massive snowfall traps 15,000 cars »

Heavy snowfall in the French Alps has trapped 15,000 cars, left more than 2,000 people – mainly British – stranded at Chambery airport, and shut roads throughout Savoie Go to…

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Passenger ferry evacuated after fire breaks out off Greece »

By Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) – An international rescue effort was under way in high winds after a car ferry carrying 466 passengers and crew caught fire while sailing from…

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AirAsia flight carrying 162 people goes missing in Southeast Asia: officials »

By Chris Nusatya and Randy Fabi JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s air force was searching for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that went missing on Sunday after the pilots asked…

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Black pastors make stand for traditional marriage »

A coalition of black pastors has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of traditional marriage in a federal case that upheld Michigan’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of…

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Convent at Pope Francis’ summer retreat robbed on Christmas Day »

Italian police are hunting for a gang of bandits who broke into a convent in Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's summer retreat, on Christmas Day and took the mother superior hostage.…

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Hundreds Turn Their Back on Mayor at NYPD Officer’s Funeral »

Hundreds of police officers turned their backs on a screen showing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he spoke at the funeral of one of two officers killed…

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Man from Ahmadi religious minority killed in Pakistan after Muslim leader calls them ‘enemy’ »

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Gunmen in eastern Pakistan shot dead a member of the Ahmadi religious minority on Saturday, an Ahmadi spokesman said, five days after a Muslim leader denounced Ahmadis…

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St. Louis County Files Charges Against Arsonist Who Torched QuikTrip During Riots »

The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office filed charges against 19 year-old Joshua Williams. Williams is charged with starting a fire at the Berkeley QuikTrip on early Christmas Eve. Williams was…

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Focused on a Functional Family: A Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family »

Here in the middle of the Christmas Octave, the Church bids us to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. On the old calendar, the Feast of the Holy Family…

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Murdered NY Policeman Praised as Man of Faith »

Thousands of police honor Officer Rafael Ramos at Queens funeral.  Biden, NY Mayor, Governor Attend. Go to Source Author:…

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Senator: UN Risks Funding Cut for Meddling in "Peace Process" »

In Israel, Senator Lindsey Graham warns of “violent backlash” from US Congress if UN tries to take over Middle East peace process. Go to Source Author:…

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Now ISIS Has a Refugee Problem »

In Mosul, foreign fighters have left, the city is flooded with refugees and supply routes are cut off. Locals are afraid of what comes next. Go to Source Author: Niqash…

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Man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II puts roses on his tomb »

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The man who tried to kill former Pope John Paul II 33 years ago showed up at the Vatican on Saturday to put white roses on…

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Mom Who ‘Burned’ From Inside Out Reunites With Baby »

Young mom hadn’t seen her baby in a month, but they reunited on Christmas. Go to Source Author:…

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The unexpected Christmas gift: NSA reveals 12 years of illegal activity in new report »

The National Security Agency (NSA) just released a very heavily edited account of the numerous violations its … Go to Source Author:…

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The Brothers Who Ambushed ISIS »

The Ismael brothers were carpenters, not fighters. But when ISIS attacked, they took up arms and helped stop the jihadists in their tracks. Go to Source Author: Mohammed A. Salih…

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Vatican arrests activist who bared chest in square »

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has arrested the Femen activist who on Christmas Day bared her chest and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus in the life-size Nativity scene…

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Georgian Parliament Breaks Out Into An All-Out Brawl The Day After Christmas »

A fight erupted between ruling and opposition lawmakers in the Georgian parliament on Friday, Dec. 26. The brawl broke out when an argument over the composition of Georgian delegations in international…

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ISIS blows up Catholic church in Mosul »

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Islamic State (ISIS) militants blew up a Catholic church in the al-Arabi district of Mosul on Friday, a Pastor told Rudaw. “Members of the extremist organization (ISIS) cleared the…

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Key cardinals defend Pope’s tough talk to Roman Curia »

Some of the top allies of Pope Francis have defended the Pontiff’s harsh criticism of the Roman Curia, saying that the Pope has the full support of the College of…

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Facebook Deletes Post on Tibetan Monk’s Self-Immolation »

A prominent Tibetan writer says Facebook deleted her post on the self-immolation of a monk in Sichuan Province, raising concerns…

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China jails six “Almighty God” ‘cult’ members in continuing crackdown »

China has jailed six members of a fringe religious group known as "Almighty God" for up to five years for…

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Jeb Bush to Step Down From Co. That Promoted Obamacare »

Jeb Bush is resigning from the board of Tenet Healthcare Corp, a company that supported and promoted Obamacare. Go to…

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North Korea: ‘Obama Like A Monkey In A Tropical Forest’ »

“Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,” a spokesman for the NDC’s…

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Aspen hosts ski-season marijuana safety education campaign »

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File photo With ski season getting into full swing, the Aspen sheriff wants to ensure no tourists get too baked…

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa »

“It is true that not even Christ is seen, but he exists; he is risen, he is alive, he is…

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Jihadis kill 14: “We targeted the enemies at a time they were celebrating Christmas” »

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The Islamic jihadis wanted to maximize the grief and pain of those whom they regarded as “enemies of Allah.” “Islamist…

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ISIS failing in attempt to establish Islamic Caliphate »

The Islamic State’s vaunted exercise in state-building appears to be crumbling as living conditions deteriorate across the territories under its…

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Christian Woman Says She’s ‘Sorry’ but Had to Destroy Satanic Display Next to Nativity Scene at Florida Capitol »

The woman responsible for vandalizing a satanic organization’s display featured inside Florida’s capitol during the Christmas season has apologized for…

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San Diego Police Sued Over Stingray Surveillance »

Cell-phone tracking technology used without warrants (Allgov) – The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) does not deny having and deploying…

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Adviser: Obama Doesn’t Attend Church ‘So As Not to Distract Others’ »

(Breitbart) – According to Joshua DuBois, a longtime spiritual adviser to Obama who led the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood…

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Archaeologists Discover Ancient Bracelet Fragment With Image Used in Biblical Temple »

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HAIFA, Israel – Archaeologists in Israel have discovered an ancient bracelet fragment that is embossed with an image that was…

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North Korea blames US for shutting internet and Obama is a MONKEY »

North Korea called President Barack Obama “a monkey” and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid…

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Scientists inject human brain cells into mice, making them ‘significantly smarter’ »

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Scientists from the University of Rochester say they have made mice significantly smarter by injecting them at a young age…

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New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat »

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia identified NATO as the nation’s No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader…

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Trend: Parents are moving to college with their kids »

It’s not quite a Back to School scenario, but real estate firms are noticing an interesting trend: More and more,…

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Sheriff Clarke Blasts Obama for Skipping Slain Cops’ Funerals for Mai Tais »

(Biz Pac Review) – Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke turned the tables on the anti-cop rhetoric poisoning the country when he declared in a…

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Did Archaeologists Find Site Where Jesus Preached? »

(Newser) – Israel requires that archaeologists perform a sweep of any historically significant land where construction is planned, and they were surprised to find a 20-acre parcel of land along the western side of the Sea of Galilee may have ties to Jesus…

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Vatican frees bare-breasted ‘God is woman’ protester; forbids her to ever return »

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The Holy See has released a radical feminist activist who bared her breasts in St Peter’s Square on Christmas Day and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus from the Vatican’s outdoor Nativity scene Go to Source Author:…

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Slain NYPD officer saw job as ministry, was studying to be a chaplain »

From CNN:  Rafael Ramos was an unusual cop. He saw the streets of New York as his ministry. In fact, he was just hours away from becoming a lay chaplain and graduating from a community-crisis chaplaincy program before he and fellow New York police Officer…

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Thousands mourn NYPD’s Officer Rafael Ramos in New York City »

Hundreds of police officers show Mayor de Blasio their backs: ‘Progressive’ activist mayors in league with community organizer presidents and civil rights activists have power to spare, but not an iota of class. If New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had any class, he would…

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Pope: All religious leaders must condemn Islamic State »

  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis deplored the “abuses and inhuman acts” of Islamic State militants, and called on all religious leaders to condemn them “unanimously and unambiguously.” He also said he hoped to travel to the Middle East to comfort persecuted Christians there.…

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North Korea’s Internet down again. US spooks at work? »

North Korea blames the US for its latest Internet problems, including an outage Saturday. Given Sony Pictures’ massive computer hack and its controversial film “The Interview,” this latest turn in the continuing drama may not be surprising. Go to Source Author:…

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Life support ends for pregnant Irish woman declared clinically dead… »

The case has polarized Ireland, where abortion is still illegal. Details, from the Associated Press:  A clinically dead pregnant Irishwoman was removed from life support Friday after a Dublin court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus also was doomed to die. The case highlighted fear and…

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How to Make Living in God’s Presence a Habit »

Your way to God begins on the day of your conversion, for conversion marks your soul’s initial return to God. From that moment you begin to live and have your being by the means of His grace. After your conversion, your own spirit–the human spirit…

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China’s detained ‘religious extremists’ mostly women, kids »

Nearly all the members of a group of people detained by authorities in southwestern China near the border with Vietnam over the weekend are ethnic Uyghur women and children from China’s restive Xinjiang region, a source said Thursday.   Go to Source Author: -NO AUTHOR-…

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Nutty Astrophysicist Tyson Mocks Christians in Christmas Tweet »

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson picked Christmas Day to troll Christians, posting a snarky comment on Twitter meant to belittle believers. Go to Source Author: Rip Curl…

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Sharpton, Eric Garner’s Family Pray for Fallen NYPD Officers »

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*New York Cares, the group that finds coats for homeless men and women to brave the winter months, launched their distribution at the New York City rescue mission on Christmas with Rev. Al Sharpton, his National Action Network and the family of Eric Garner on…

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The Church of Vatican II: Collapse in Mass Attendance and the Biological Solution in France »

It is a well known historical fact that France, the most populous nation in Europe for many centuries, was also the first in the continent to experience demographic stagnation – demographers have usually ascribed that national curiosity to an early secularization, dating from before the…

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Indiana diocese ordered to pay $1.95M in IVF-dismissal case »

Following over 51 hours of jury deliberation, a federal district court has ordered the Diocese of Fort Wayne ? South Bend to pay a former Catholic school teacher $1.95 million in … Go to Source Author:…

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Alaska Nuns Crack Case of Monks’ Missing Boat »

(Newser) – What crime could there possibly be on a desolate, wooded island near Kodiak, Alaska, where a community of Orthodox Christian monks are holed up in a monastery? Boat-napping, according to Alaska State Troopers, who say that the Archangel, a 21-foot aluminum skiff used…

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The Angels’ Song »

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THE ANGELS’ SONG “And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the Heavenly host, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of goodwill.” Luke 2:13-14 1. It was fitting that this manifestation of the…

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Pope warns Vatican officials of spiritual ills »

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ Christmas greeting to the Vatican bureaucracy this year was an extended warning against a host of spiritual ills to which he said Vatican officials are prone, including “spiritual Alzheimer’s,” “existential schizophrenia,” publicity-seeking, the “terrorism of gossip” and even a…

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Augustine of Hippo »

“If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.” (St. Augustine of Hippo) August 28 is the Memorial of St. Augustine, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of Grace (A.D. 354 –…

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St. Stephen, first martyr »

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THERE is good reason to believe that St. Stephen was one of the seventy-two disciples of our blessed Lord. After the Ascension he was chosen one of the seven deacons. The ministry of the seven was very fruitful; but Stephen especially, “full of grace and…

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Residents want sign with Bible verse returned to park »

(Associated Press) Some residents in western Michigan’s Ottawa County want a sign bearing the Bible’s Psalm 19:1 restored to a public park where it had been posted for decades. County Parks and Recreation Director John Scholtz said he had staff take down the sign from…

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Kim Dotcom manages to ‘save Christmas for gamers’ by bribing hackers »

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Dotcom, the founder of the Megaupload filesharing service, who is wanted by the US for trial over copyright infringement related crimes, is an affluent videogamer often calling on others to join him for a session of the multiplayer shooter game, Destiny. But on Friday, he…

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Study: Inaccurate prenatal tests lead many moms to abort healthy fetuses »

Some women are ending their pregnancies based on unreliable tests for genetic conditions, according to the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. Their research also…

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Physicians affirm: premature delivery to save mother’s life is not abortion »

Say it with me: abortion is never necessary to save the life of the mother. No, really. It’s not. There is a lot of confusion,…

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Mobile company gives big bucks to Planned Parenthood abortion biz each year »

CREDO, a wireless carrier with mobile, long-distance, and credit card services, is on a mission to fund abortion through donations to groups like Planned Parenthood. CREDO describes…

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Top Pro-Abortion Activist Hang Out at White House Hanukkah Party »

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Abortion activists have deep and longstanding relationship with both the Hollywood elite and pro-abortion President Barack Obama. On Wednesday, they deepened their ties with both…

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An Ex-Abortionist speaks »

I am personally responsible for 75,000 abortions. This legitimizes my credentials to speak to you with some authority on the issue.…

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State Orders Emergency Shutdown of Detroit Abortion Clinic after botched abortion at 23 weeks »

 State Orders Emergency Shutdown of Detroit Abortion Clinic after botched abortion at 23 weeks The emergency shutdown of this facility owned by abortionist Jacob Kalo…

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Raped by Sex Traffickers, She Could Have Had an Abortion to Save Her Life But Did This Instead »

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“To save the life of the mother.” It’s one of the conundrums that advocates of elective abortion use to justify a woman’s decision to compromise…

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Planned Parenthood Features Christmas Card With Birth Control Snowflake »

(Breitbart) – President and CEO of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts Marty Walz tweeted out a Christmas card of a snowflake fashioned of intrauterine devices…

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Priests for Life Plans and Projects: 2014-2015 »

Last year, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy sent to us at Priests for Life the report which followed the very helpful Visitation that they…

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Two lawyers in Texas are saving lives and helping the pro-life movement all for free »

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We’ve all heard a lawyer joke or two, but when it comes down to it, most lawyers see their career as a calling. They feel…

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Abortionist faces licensing board in Indiana »

An Indiana abortionist who received a slap on the wrist still faces a hearing before the state licensing board. Go to Source Author:…

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Bull’s-eye! Violence stalks pro-life protesters »

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Pro-life activist Jim Pouillon. By Alex Newman It was Sept. 11, 2009, just outside a high school in the small Michigan town of Owosso when…

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Freaky Pro-abortion reverend calls pro-lifers “wolves” and “false prophets” in Christmas greeting »

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The Reverend Harry Knox insists that pro-lifers are the wolves in sheep’s clothing Jesus warned about, and that we bear false witness. The not-very-reverent Rev.…

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Planned Parenthood wishes Helms Amendment an “unhappy birthday” »

Planned Parenthood wishes Helms Amendment an “unhappy birthday”

When Planned Parenthood can’t bully its way to what it wants, it can still wish ill upon things that don’t go their way. Like the…

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Video: Hecklers interrupt abortion debate, get unexpected rebuke »

Video: Hecklers interrupt abortion debate, get unexpected rebuke

A University of Victoria abortion debate was interrupted by pro-abortion hecklers who did not feel that abortion “was up for discussion.” As a result, they…

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Organization supporting physician assisted suicide tricks pro-lifers into signing petition »

When Katie Buck signed an online sympathy card for cancer patient Brittany Maynard, she had no idea her name would be placed on a petition…

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Francis will be in Sri Lanka despite the traps and dilemmas

The Church confirms the visit, but there are still doubts, even among bishops, about President Rajapaksa’s moves Go to Source Author:…

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Pope Francis: coherence is a gift to ask for today

In the words he added off the cuff during the Angelus on St. Stephen’s Day, the Pope reaffirms an element of Christian life, which has too often been forgotten by the ecclesiastics dominating the last decades…

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North Korea berates US over release of a satyrical film

(Vatican Radio) A Hollywood comedy mocking North Korea is now playing in some theaters in the United States. North Korea today lashed out at the U.S. and blamed it for a loss of Internet access last…

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Pope Francis: Every Christian Is Called to Live a Life Coherent With Their Faith

On the Feast of St. Stephen, Pope Francis explained that Christians can prolong the joy of the Holy Night of Jesus Christ’s birth through the Gospel. During his Angelus to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square…

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Ukraine peace talks collapse

(Vatican Radio)– Another round of peace talks due to take place in Minsk between the Kiev government and pro-Russian rebels has been cancelled amid new tensions between the warring factions. The negotiations were held amid calls…

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Saint’s martyrdom strips Christmas of false ‘saccharine-sweetness’

Vatican City, Dec 26, 2014 / 10:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis marked the feast day of Saint Stephen on Dec. 26, noting that the martyrdom of the early Church saint helps prevent the Christmas season…

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The Pope’s Christmas prayer – deliver children who suffer due to violence

Vatican City, Dec 25, 2014 / 05:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Christmas “Urbi et Orbi” blessing Pope Francis prayed for all affected by war and conflict, asking that the salvation of the infant Jesus be…

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Religious freedom bill coming to Indiana

A battle is shaping up in the Indiana legislature over a proposal that supporters say will protect people with strong religious beliefs, but that opponents say would legalize discrimination against gays and others. …

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Thomas Aquinas College Students Perform Entire Handel’s Messiah

The December 5 presentation was a part of TAC’s annual Advent Concert, one of the many events held at faithful Catholic colleges across the country to prepare for and celebrate the upcoming Christmas season. More… Go…

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BJP Can Do More to Protect Religious Freedom in India

The state of religious freedom in India is in question after a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of parliament declared that on Christmas Day he would host a Hindu conversion ceremony, a ceremony where Christians and Muslims are…

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‘Politicians must speak out on persecution’ – top Labour MP

Politicians fail to speak out against attacks on Christians around the world because of a “misplaced sense of political correctness”, a leading Labour MP has warned. Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander said that “anti-Christian persecution must…

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Power of prayer extolled in Parliament as Bill advances

A Bill about councils’ “freedom to pray” has received support from the Government and the Labour Party. During a debate on the issue, Jake Berry MP, who proposed the Bill, encouraged public officials to reflect on…

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A TSW CHRISTMAS CARD: LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT

Father Abraham first heard God 21 centuries before a star rose above Bethlehem. We now live in the 21st Century after. At the center of all faith, Christ is born. “For while gentle silence enveloped all…

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ADF to Italy: Rogue mayors have no authority to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

ROME – Alliance Defending Freedom has sent the government of Italy a letter and legal memo regarding mayors who are disregarding Italian law and government orders by registering same-sex marriages performed abroad. Italy recognizes neither marriages…

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POLITICS

A look at issues facing NY lawmakers in 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Here are the key issues facing New York lawmakers as they return for the 2015 session. MINIMUM WAGE The state’s minimum wage is set to go to $8.75 per hour on New…

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Sharyl Attkisson: White House hiding Obama pics

(Headlines & Global News) During a Tuesday morning interview on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson spoke of the brick wall she encountered while attempting to obtain official White House photographs of President…

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Vermont’s single-payer fail damges left’s long-term goal

(Newsbusters) Earlier this morning, I posted on Vermont’s abandonment of its attempt to impose and implement a “single-payer” (i.e., government-controlled) healthcare system, and on how muted the press coverage has been. It’s difficult to overstate how…

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White House Petition Calling for Legalization of Gay Marriage at Federal Level Fails Miserably

A petition posted on the Obama administration’s “We the People” page in late November calling for the federal government to legalize gay marriage nationwide has failed. Go to Source Author:…

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James Edwards, former S.C. Gov., dies at age 87

CHARLESTON, S.C. — James B. Edwards, South Carolina’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, has died. He was 87. His son-in-law Ken Wingate confirmed that Edwards…

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IRS mistakenly penalizes Christine O’Donnell 2nd time

(Washington Times) Adding to the long-running saga of IRS dealings with conservatives, former Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell says the tax agency punished her mistakenly for the second time in five years by imposing an erroneous levy…

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Ferguson-Garner Protesters To Arm Themselves And Wage War Against Cops Called for by CUNY Newspaper Editor

So apparently both white people and police officers should just ignore this little gem from a peaceful little article called “In Support of Violence”. Or NAH : If a white Go to Source Author: Katie McGuire…

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Michigan’s population creeping up as autos recover

DETROIT (AP) – After years of declining population, industrial Michigan finally seems to be on track toward growth again, the state’s demographer says. The U.S. Census reported this month that Michigan’s population rose a razor-thin 0.1…

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Crude price drop triggers major layoffs in US oil industry

The price plunge has affected petroleum production in all oil-extracting countries, including the US. READ MORE: Putin says US and key oil producers may be equally interested in lower oil Currently cheap fuel is still believed…

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Crime and lawsuits cloud new ‘American Sniper’ movie

DALLAS (Reuters) – The real-life story behind Hollywood’s “American Sniper,” rolled out this holiday season, has been a dark tale of lawsuits and a pending murder trial for the man accused of gunning down the movie’s…

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Texas armored car driver accused of theft arrested in Colorado

(Reuters) – An armored car driver in Texas who abandoned his vehicle and made off with $200,000 has been arrested in Colorado on theft charges, and the missing money has been recovered, police said on Thursday.…

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Two more NY men arrested for threatening police after officers killed

(Reuters) – Two more men have been arrested for threatening New York police, including one who called the precinct headquarters of two officers killed as they sat in their patrol car and asked to speak to…

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The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate: Serene and Ever-Faithful to Christ and His Church

THE FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF THE IMMACULATE Official Notification From The Institute 20th December 2014 We prefer prayerful listening to The Word of God Incarnate, the only True and Eternal Word of the Father, to the voices…

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Four shot, one fatally, in downtown St. Louis

(Reuters) – A shooting at a downtown St. Louis convenience store on Wednesday left one person dead and three others badly wounded, police said. Go to Source Author:…

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Police shoot black teen at Missouri gas station

(Reuters) – An 18-year-old black teen was fatally shot by police at a gas station late on Tuesday in a St. Louis suburb near where unarmed teen Michael Brown was killed by a white officer in…

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Can astronomy explain the biblical Star of Bethlehem?

Can astronomy explain the biblical Star of Bethlehem? Bright stars top Christmas trees in Christian homes around much of the world. The faithful sing about the Star of Wonder that guided the wise men to a…

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INTERNATIONAL

MALAYSIA – Five people dead and 160,000 forced to flee in Malaysia’s record-breaking floods

Seasonal monsoon rains and strong winds devastate the country’s north-eastern states. Photographed playing golf with Obama, Malaysia’s prime minister rushes home to deal with the emergency. Go to Source Author:…

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Body of Catholic Priest Found in Southern Mexico on Christmas Day

The body of a kidnapped Roman Catholic priest with a gunshot wound to his head was found in the drug cartels-dominated state of Guerrero on Christmas Day, his diocese said Friday. This is the third murder…

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Thai bishops declare Holy Year of prayer for a New Pentecost

Bangkok, Thailand, Dec 27, 2014 / 10:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Thai Catholic bishops have declared a “Holy Year” aimed at restoring the fervor of a New Evangelization and commemorating the 350th anniversary of the first…

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Islamic State blows up church on the day after Christmas

“Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims.” — Robert McManus, Roman Catholic Bishop…

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Japan’s Abe unleashes new stimulus to spur growth

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Cabinet on Saturday approved about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job creation, to help pull the world’s third-largest economy out of recession. read more Go to…

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Islamic State targeted in 39 strikes by U.S., allies: Task Force

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. forces and their allies staged 39 air strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria over the past two days, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Friday. Go to Source…

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Syrian teenager uses suicide bomber vest to escape ISIS

A 14-year-old Syrian boy has given himself in to Iraqi guards wearing a vest full of explosives, The New York Times reports. The teenager, recruited by the Islamic State, said that a mission to bomb a…

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Libya: Islamic jihadis murder 13-year-old Christian girl

They had already murdered her parents. Will the Islamophobia never end? “Egyptian Coptic teen seized in Libya found dead,” AFP, December 26, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): Benghazi – An Egyptian Coptic Christian teenager…

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ALTERNATIVE NEWS

Skull of 17th century priest killed in Chamorro uprising returns to island

The skull of a 17th century Jesuit missionary who was killed in a Chamorro uprising on Guam is expected to arrive on island today, more than 300 years following his death. …

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Hackers release cache of 13,000 passwords and credit cards of PlayStation, Xbox and Amazon users

A gang of internet hackers claiming an affiliation with shadowy anarchist group Anonymous is claiming it has leaked the details of more than 13,000 users of Playstation, Xbox and online stores including Amazon.…

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Police Cracking Down On Social Media Posts About Police

There is a definite difference between a threat and an opinion. Go to Source Author: kurtnimmo…

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Libya’s largest oil port ablaze after rebels launch rocket strikes amid warnings the country could descend into chaos

Islamic militants attempting to seize control of Libya’s largest oil exporting centre have set three storage tanks ablaze as entrenched fighting edges the country closer to total collapse. Go to Source Author:…

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‘10.0 quake-resistant!': Demolishers desperate, high-riser intact after 2 blasts (VIDEO)

In Ruplty video footage, onlookers laugh and holler as demolition experts tried to detonate the building twice on Friday, both times unsuccessfully. The building construction head, who arrived on the scene, told reporters the building was…

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Coca-Cola cutting up to 2,000 jobs

In recent years, consumers have been slowly but surely cutting back on things like soda, junk food, and GMOs, in favor of a more healthy diet. Go to Source Author: Mikael Thalen…

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Screech taken to jail on Christmas for allegedly stabbing a man with a switchblade in bar fight

The 37-year-old, best known for his role as Screech in the popular teen series, was taken into custody at bewitching early hours in Wisconsin…

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New ‘illusion coating’ hides objects from detection

Researchers have developed a new 'illusion coating' that could hide things by making them look like something else or even completely disappear. …

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HEALTH

Cell phones cause cancer. The research is conclusive

They say there's only two things constant in this life: death and taxes. But a third viable contender might be cancer, which an extensive cohort of scientific research has found is caused by prolonged exposure to…

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Despite ban Monsanto & Bayer’s GMO plants contaminate Europe

New evidence reveals that despite a ban on cultivation of GM rapeseed in Europe, Monsanto and Bayer's plants are now freely growing there.…

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CDC Monitors Lab Worker for Possible Ebola Exposure

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A lab technician with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been exposed to the Ebola virus in an agency laboratory in Atlanta earlier this week.…

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Diabetes May Affect Kids’ Brain Growth, Study Reports

But there was no effect on thinking and memory skills, researchers say Go to Source Author:…

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Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV

Researchers say it’s OK to break with hardliners—provided you’re interacting right along with your kids. A look at new guidelines that defy pediatricians’ recommendations. Go to Source Author: Russell Saunders…

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Female veterans battling PTSD from sexual trauma

Thousands of female veterans are struggling to get health-care treatment and compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs on the grounds that they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder caused by sexual trauma in the military.…

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Monsanto’s Pesticide May Kill $2 Billion Wine Industry

Dow and Monsanto’s failed glyphosate-resistant crops have caused cotton farmers in Texas to reach for a new concoction of chemicals, namely 2,4-D and dicamba. They are threatening the viability of vineyards across Texas.…

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China to test its Ebola vaccine on humans

BEIJING: China today said it has developed a vaccine to combat the spread of deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 7,000 people in three West African countries, and the test of the drug on…

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UNEXPLAINED

The sickening truth about the games tens of thousands of children unwrapped this year

Games consoles flew off the shelves at a phenomenal rate before Christmas, with shops around Britain shifting, on average, one machine every SECOND. …

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Man accused of trying to kill his own unborn child on Christmas Day

A man allegedly tried to killed his own unborn child by giving his pregnant girlfriend a poisoned drink so she would miscarry on Christmas Day. …

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Woman Hides Drugs, Pipe In Privates; Dies

April Rollison, a 31-year-old Florida woman, died after ingesting drugs. But she didn’t use the drugs in the way you think, she hid them in her vagina. Go to Source Author: Derek Hunter…

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Famous Venezuelan ice-cream store closes over milk shortage

CARACAS (Reuters) – An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book for its 863 different flavours has become the latest victim of Venezuela’s economic crisis. Go to Source Author:…

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Scent of death: Scientists recreate JFK and Princess Diana’s deaths via smell

The sense of smell is unique as reportedly it appears least frequently in dreams – and it is absolutely impossible to recall by mind. However, a smell, caught by the nose, is immediately and vividly recognized.…

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‘Noah’s Ark’: Russia to build world first DNA databank of all living things

Not quite the Biblical Noah’s Ark, but possibly the next best thing. Moscow State University has secured Russia’s largest-ever scientific grant to collect the DNA of every living and extinct creature for the world’s first database…

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Transit cops deliver Christmas Day baby on Philadelphia train

(Reuters) – A baby boy was born on a crowded Philadelphia subway train late on Christmas Day, delivered by two transit policemen who harkened to the call of duty armed with surgical gloves and lots of…

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Captured Iraqi women strangling each other and killing themselves to escape rape

Terrified women captured by Islamic State thugs are strangling each other and killing themselves to escape rape and torture as sex slaves.…

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  • Today’s Pro-Life Reflection December 22, 2014
    This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “He did not spare his own Son…How then can he fail also to give us everything else…?” (Romans 8:32)  Reflection: The song “Grown up Christmas list” speaks of a list for a world in need. This […]
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