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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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St. Stephen removes ‘false saccharine sweetness’ from Christmas, says Pope »

In his St. Stephen’s Day Angelus address, Pope Francis said that the saint, by his martyrdom, “shows us how to live the fullness of the mystery of Christmas,” and that…

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Picturing Mary: The Virgin as You’ve Rarely Seen Her »

Just in time for Christmas, a new exhibition in the nation’s capital brings together some of the world’s most beautiful, diverse art concentrating on Mary, the mother of Jesus. Go…

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Members of Congress: Abortion funding breaks health care law promise »

Washington D.C., Dec 26, 2014 / 04:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 75 members of Congress have written the Obama administration emphasizing that abortion coverage must be billed separately under…

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New issue of al-Qaeda magazine devoted to “jihad in America” »

Trying to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60). “New issue of jihadist magazine produced by al-Qaeda in Yemen suggests attacks on U.S.,” by Karen…

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Gigantic solar flare unleashed – blackouts on Earth »

(National Monitor) The sun recently blasted off a gigantic solar flare after days of broiling storms on its surface. The solar flare was declared an X1.8-class event, which is one…

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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…

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Sony Thanks Theater-Goers for ‘The Interview’s’ $1M Release »

Hundreds of screenings of “The Interview” were sold out in less than 24 hours on Christmas Day despite Sony releasing the film online on Christmas Eve. Go to Source Author:…

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“Hate crime”: Baby Jesus stolen from church nativity scene, replaced with pig’s head »

From Boston.com:  A baby Jesus statue at a Haverhill church’s nativity scene was taken and replaced with a “freshly decapitated” pig’s head on Christmas morning, police said. John Delaney, the…

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Third priest killed in dangerous southern Mexico »

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A priest was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head, his diocese said Friday, marking the latest in series of abductions, attacks and highway…

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Transit Officers Help Woman Deliver Baby on Train »

Two transit officers in Philadelphia helped a woman deliver a baby Thursday while on board a train, reports ABC News station WPVI. Go to Source Author:…

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Man shot with stun gun dies at US border crossing »

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 40-year-old U.S. citizen died after a border inspector shot him with a stun gun at the nation's busiest crossing, authorities said Thursday. …

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PlayStation, Xbox users forced offline in possible attack »

(CNN) -- Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming networks experienced widespread problems on Christmas Day as a hacker group claimed responsibility for what it said was an attack.…

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Woman Snaps! “Happy Holidays from the Satanic Temple” »

TALLAHASSEE | Florida's Capitol has displayed a Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus pole, atheist banners and even a tribute to the Flying Spaghetti Monster. But a dis­­-play showing an angel falling…

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Mexicans Rally After a Priest Is Kidnapped »

MEXICO CITY — Dozens of Roman Catholic clergy members and hundreds of parishioners marched through Ciudad Altamirano in southern Mexico on Wednesday to demand the release of a kidnapped priest…

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Mexican Catholics protest kidnap of priest »

Dozens of Roman Catholic clergy members and hundreds of parishioners marched through Ciudad Altamirano in southern Mexico on Wednesday to demand the release of a kidnapped priest and to protest…

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Filipino City Law Requires Bible Verse on Taxis; Officials Credit Scripture for Low Crime Rate, Peace »

Taxi drivers working in the small Filipino tourist island city of Tagbilaran are required by law to have a biblical scripture painted on the back of their three-wheeled motorcycle cabs…

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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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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…

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Orthodox Christian Nun Condemns Muslim Faith While Catholic Nuns Walk Out On Her, ‘Sister, That’s Enough’ »

The nun spoke on the fact that America seems complacent about allowing the Muslim faith into its borders and that…

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Woman Wakes from Coma, Delivers Christmas Miracle »

By Efrem Graham and Alesia Hill CBN News — This is a special Christmas for one Tampa, Florida, man. Angel…

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Egypt Bans ‘Exodus’ Over ‘Historical Inaccuracies’ Moses did not cause the Red Sea to part »

Those included the film’s depiction of Jews as having built the Pyramids and the Biblical story of a miracle by…

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Chinese Military Confirms DF-41 long-range missile Flight Test »

China’s People’s Liberation Army on Thursday confirmed that its military conducted a flight test of a new long-range missile that…

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Black Leader Says Teen’s Death After Pulling Gun on Police Reveals Sin, Not Skin Problem »

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BERKELEY, Mo. – A prominent black Christian leader who works with youth says that our nation needs to stop pointing…

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Australian bishops who visited Iraqi Christians see Christ reborn again »

(CNS) Christ is being “reborn again in the lowly stable” this Christmas because of the remarkable faith of Iraqi Christians…

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World Day of Peace message focuses on slavery »

VATICAN: “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” is the title of the message Pope Francis has chosen for the…

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People Upset Jet Blue Is Helping Police Get To NYC For Police Funerals »

They call Jet Blue ‘racist’ for aiding police in attending memorial for murdered cops Go to Source Author: Derek Hunter…

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Senator-Elect James Lankford Gives Religious Freedom Address For GOP »

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Senator James Lankford (R-OK). On Christmas Day, Senator-Elect James Lankford (R-OK) delivered a radio address for the GOP that dealt…

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‘The Interview’ A Hit With Pirates, 750k Illegal Downloads in First 20 Hours »

‘The Interview’ A Hit With Pirates, 750k Illegal Downloads in First 20 Hours The Interview is a hit with pirates.…

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CUNY Newpaper Editor Defends Call For Violent Protests »

Editor-in-chief of the CUNY graduate school student paper Gordon Barnes, defended his call for violent protests in response to the deaths of…

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Christian refugees from Iraq celebrate Christmas in Jordan »

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Here is a brief report from the BBC on how … Go to Source Author: The Right Scoop…

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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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JetBlue makes a first-class offer to police wanting to attend NYPD funerals »

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Airline company JetBlue is offering police officers across the country free airfare to attend services for slain NYPD cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. The deal allows up to two officers from any police force in the country to fly into New York City via…

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Secularism killing Ghanaians – Anglican Priest »

Very Reverend Emmanuel Entsi- Williams, Dean of Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, Cape Coast, has observed that secularism, which he explained as the inclination to worldly things was rife and killing Ghanaians. …

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11-Year-Old Israeli Girl Burned Over 50% of Head and Body in Muslim Firebombing »

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The media loves to run photographs glorifying Muslim racist settlers throwing Molotov cocktails and stones at Jews in Israel. Except these aren’t protest methods. They’re inefficient murder attempts. Most of the time they don’t kill someone. Sometimes they find a victim young or old enough.…

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Fontgombault Sermon: Christmas Midnight Mass – Why do Nativity Scenes cause such scandal and hatred? »

Christmas Midnight Mass Sermon of the Right Reverend Dom Jean Pateau Abbot of Our Lady of Fontgombault Fontgombault, December 25, 2014 Natus est vobis hodie Salvator. For unto you is born this day a Saviour. (Lk 2:11) Dear Brothers and Sisters, My dearly beloved Sons,…

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The Nativity: Part I of II »

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THE NATIVITY: Part I of II “And it came to pass that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first done by Cyrenius, the governor of Syria. And all went to…

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GOP moves early to court conservative Christians »

(CNN) — The first votes of the 2016 campaign won’t be cast for another year but there’s already a race well underway: The Christian primary. Republicans are actively courting white evangelical and born again Christian voters, knowing they will be crucial in early-voting states such…

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Duggars don’t put up a Christmas tree »

(DAILYMAIL) — They don’t have a Christmas tree. Instead, there’s a large homemade Happy Birthday Jesus banner. And just in time for December 25, the Duggar family shared their holiday traditions with People magazine, giving their fans an inside look at their festivities. Eldest child…

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Pope: Christmas is reminder to heal wounds, fix defects, play with kids »

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christmas is the time to heal wounds and fix whatever defects still linger in one’s life and heart, Pope Francis told Vatican employees. Go to Source Author:…

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A Must-Read for Parents: Restoring Tradition in Christmas »

Reposting this from 2012, but still timeless: From our friends at The Remnant comes a blueprint for Catholic parents as only Michael Matt can explain it — a how-to guide to eliminate both the extremes of commercialism and Puritanism from Christmas and raise a generation…

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Christmas invites reconciliation with God »

The office is now closed for the Christmas Holiday. All have gone home to their families and are looking forward to a long weekend. The prayer which we have been praying since the feast of St. Andrew is focused on the midnight hour on Christmas…

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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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Christmas Reflections and Resources »

Christmas, then, is about the Gospel of Life. It is about the hope of eternal life offered through the birth of a child, and through…

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7 images that prove the humanity of preborn children »

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Images shape dialogue, and dialogue births change. Photographs that capture the Great Depression, the Holocaust, and the Civil Rights Movement are not only a testament…

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Scientific Proof That We Can Heal Ourselves »

The placebo effect is concrete evidence that the body has its own innate self repair system. A study was conducted with 3500 participants who had…

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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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You are not ‘lords of the manor': Pope Francis’ tough words to curia

Vatican City, Dec 24, 2014 / 11:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis issued a strong message to members of the curia this week, warning them against careerism and urging them to live the reality of the…

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A Christmas with tears – Pope Francis’ words to Middle East

Vatican City, Dec 23, 2014 / 10:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a Christmas message to Christians of the Middle East, Pope Francis grieved the violence that has ravaged and displaced many of the region’s faithful. But…

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In Speech to Curia, Pope Offers Conscience Exam to Prepare for Confession

Pope Francis’ speech to the Curia today was presented in some forums and headlines as the Pope “denouncing” ailments characteristic of the “Church’s governing body.” The Holy Father himself, though, characterized his reflection not as a…

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

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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Christmas gift for Ariz. Christian day care: $25K tax bill reversed

ADF, allied attorney represent church-run school in Surprise that had been sacked with unwarranted taxes Go to Source Author:…

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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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Blood-donor rules bent by ‘politics’

  A decision by the Food and Drug Administration to move forward with a plan to allow “men who have sex with men” to donate blood under certain conditions amounts to caving to a social and…

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Afghans hope for change after bloody year

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – When Graeme Smith arrived in Afghanistan in 2005, he drove across the country from Kabul south to the Talban’s former capital Kandahar on a newly paved road that cut travelling time from…

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NIH Spending $433,577 to Find Out What Kids Think of Fat Characters in Movies

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending almost a half million dollars to determine what children think about fat characters in movies. Children’s perceptions of “obesogenic” culture in films, or the promotion of excessive weight…

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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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Obama’s proposed college rating system assailed as vague, impractical

There’s ‘no actual formula or methodology’ for determining ratings, top Republican lawmaker warns The Department of Education’s draft rating system for colleges and universities, issued on Friday, has received mixed reactions from members of the higher education…

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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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Teen Arrested For ‘Insulting’ President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Freedom of speech is no longer considered important in Turkey, run by Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested by police for making a speech that was critical of Erdogan. The boy…

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Turkish schoolboy arrested for ‘insulting’ President Erdogan

Teenager accuses government of corruption in speech that defends secularism and the foundations of the modern Turkish republic Go to Source Author:…

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UK’s Queen Elizabeth urges reconciliation in post-referendum Scotland

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth used her annual Christmas Day broadcast on Thursday to advocate reconciliation, especially in Scotland where an unsuccessful independence referendum earlier this year polarized public opinion. Go to Source Author:…

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Mauritania condemns man to death for ‘insulting the prophet’

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) – Mauritania on Thursday condemned a man to death for “insulting the prophet”, a human rights group said, a day after the country opened the trial of an anti-slavery activist. Go to Source Author:…

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France: Conviction overturned of woman prosecuted for insulting Islam

The French decline to adopt Sharia — at least for now. The jihadis will keep trying to persuade them. “Court of Appeal Overturns Conviction of Woman Prosecuted for Insulting Islam,” by Oliver Lane, Breitbart, December 22,…

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ALTERNATIVE NEWS

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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Judge: Cops can use fake Facebook accounts to lure suspects

A federal judge ruled last week that law enforcement can create fake social network profiles in order to search through a suspect’s account. Cops can lure suspects into “friending” them and then use the content of…

9:20 pm / Read More »

Skyception: The Deception and Manipulation of Our Skies, Most Distant Massive Galaxy Cluster Discovered

Earth and Space Weather News Dec 26, 2014: Spaceweather; il Gioiello Cluster: NASA’s Chandra Weighs Most Massive Galaxy Cluster in Distant Universe; Skyception: The Deception and Manipulation of ‘We the People’ and our Skies Go to…

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US military equipment being detoured for possible battle vs. ISIS

Battle against CIA-funded jihadists intensifies. Go to Source Author: Mikael Thalen…

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New warning over ‘potential hazards’ of loom bands

Parents need to be more aware of the dangers of loom bands amid the potential for the popular accessory to become lodged in children’s noses, a medical report has warned. Go to Source Author:…

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YouTube will now release The Interview TODAY

The Interview will be released on YouTube today starting at 10:00 a.m. PST, a day before it opens in selected theaters and is released on video on demand, allowing for a worldwide audience. Go to Source…

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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

‘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.…

10:06 pm / Read More »

Ten-year-old boy mutilated and sacrificed in witchcraft ceremony

A 10-year-old boy was mutilated and sacrificed in a witchcraft ceremony, police have reportedly said. An Indian worker is alleged to have told officers that he murder the boy, identified as Pranshu, a third year standard student,…

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Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

Police from Miami Township were dispatched around 8 p.m. when several customers became upset and unruly when the Walmart in the 8800 block of Kingsridge Drive closed Wednesday for observance of Christmas Eve. …

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Monkey brings electrocuted friend back to life

NEW DELHI (AP) — Onlookers at a train station in northern India watched in awe a monkey using all his powers to bring back to life another monkey who was electrocuted and fell unconscious on the…

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Men Having Babies and Other Postmodern Myths

The online journal Obstetrics and Gynecology published the research article “Transgender Men Who Experienced Pregnancy After Female-to-Male Gender Transitioning.” The study, which looks at 41 transgender men and their experiences in pregnancy, is seen as cutting-edge…

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"[He] Told Me I Had To Pull My Pants Down, Bend Over, Squat & Cough For Him" – Georgia VIPER Unit Accused Of Illegal Strip Searches

Now we know what those TSA organized “VIPER” teams are doing since being tasked to patrol the streets of America, namely doing the same as they do at our nation’s airports — organized mass molestation on…

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Scientists inject human brain cells into mice, making them ‘significantly smarter’ New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat Trend: Parents are moving to college with their kids Sheriff Clarke Blasts Obama for Skipping Slain Cops’ Funerals for Mai Tais Alaska Nuns Crack Case of Monks’ Missing Boat Orthodox Christian Nun Condemns Muslim Faith While Catholic Nuns Walk Out On Her, ‘Sister, That’s Enough’ Woman Wakes from Coma, Delivers Christmas Miracle Egypt Bans ‘Exodus’ Over ‘Historical Inaccuracies’ Moses did not cause the Red Sea to part Chinese Military Confirms DF-41 long-range missile Flight Test Black Leader Says Teen’s Death After Pulling Gun on Police Reveals Sin, Not Skin Problem Australian bishops who visited Iraqi Christians see Christ reborn again World Day of Peace message focuses on slavery People Upset Jet Blue Is Helping Police Get To NYC For Police Funerals Senator-Elect James Lankford Gives Religious Freedom Address For GOP ‘The Interview’ A Hit With Pirates, 750k Illegal Downloads in First 20 Hours CUNY Newpaper Editor Defends Call For Violent Protests Christian refugees from Iraq celebrate Christmas in Jordan Woman actually intends to be Kansas City’s first female Catholic priest Morocco bans “Exodus: Gods and Kings” A Christmas Miracle: Utah police surprise motorists with cash instead of tickets Cops Approach Random Citizens, Issue $50 Bills Topless FEMEN activist ‘kidnaps’ Baby Jesus from Vatican nativity scene Police Body Cam Records Moment Officer Saves Childs Life NY Times Christmas Day Op-ed Page: No Believers, Two Atheists

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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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