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Mary Hunt on Apostolic Visitation report »

Mary Hunt, the co founder and co director or WATER adds her voice to those responding to the release of last week’s final Apostolic Visitation report on U.S. women religious communities.…

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Investing with Catholic values? Knights of Columbus group to offer guidance »

New Haven, Conn., Dec 20, 2014 / 02:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Knights of Columbus fraternal organization aims to extend its Catholic values and financial expertise into a new subsidiary…

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NYPD Shooting Suspect Promised Attack Ahead of Time »

The man accused of killing two New York City police officers execution-style as they sat in their patrol vehicle promised his attack ahead of time. Go to Source Author:…

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2 NYPD Cops Shot Dead — Execution Style — in Brooklyn »

From the New York Post:Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead — execution style — as they sat in their marked police car on a Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, street corner.According to…

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Congress gets the nation’s lowest rating for honest ethical standards »

The U.S. Congress is on the naughty list in the last week before Christmas – they’re at the very bottom of the public’s rating for honest and ethical standards, this…

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See What the End Shall Be: A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent »

In today’s Gospel we step back nine months to March 25, the feast of the Annunciation, an event all but hidden, but which changed the world. God whose focal presence…

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It’s official! Christmas has arrived to the Vatican »

2014-12-19 December 19, 2014. The Christmas tree lighting ceremony in St Peter Square officially marks the start of Christmas at the Vatican. Go to Source Author:…

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Church faces increasing threat from ‘SOGI laws’ »

Sexual orientation and gender identity legislation is sweeping the country at national, state, local levels Go to Source Author:…

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Yazidis cheer Kurds on Iraqi mountain for breaking Islamic State siege »

  Iraqi Kurdish fighters flashed victory signs as they swept across the northern side of Sinjar mountain on Saturday, two days after breaking through to free hundreds of Yazidis trapped…

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ZeuS variant strikes 150 banks worldwide »

www.zdnet.com Dec 20 08:01 ZeuS variant strikes 150 banks worldwide Kaspersky has discovered a fresh ZeuS malware strain which has targeted financial institutions worldwide. The company says the banking trojan’s…

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Two New York police officers shot in Brooklyn  »

Two NYPD officers have been shot in Brooklyn, according to reports. Both officers are thought to have been taken to Woodhull Hospital after the attack (file photo). Go to Source…

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Guardians of Peace Troll FBI »

The hacking group that’s taken credit for breaching Sony’s servers and leaking their files online posted a message online Saturday mocking the FBI’s investigation. Go to Source Author: William Boot…

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Opportunity Fund a Hand Up for Small Businesses »

When you think of microloans, images of workers in developing countries might come to mind. However, microlending is helping many small businesses in the United States make dreams become a…

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Make army chaplains secular, British officer says »

The British Army would be better served by secular chaplains, a former battalion commander has claimed. Lieutenant Colonel Laurence Quinn said while troops should be able to practice their religion,…

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ASIA/LEBANON – Appeal of the Chaldean Bishop of Beirut for displaced Iraqi Christians »

Beirut – There are more than eight hundred Christian families who have fled Mosul and Nineveh Plain and have found refuge in Iraq. Their condition is that of the “newcomers”…

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AFRICA/MOROCCO – One hundred thousand children cannot attend school because of the floods »

Rabat – One hundred thousand Moroccan children have not been attending school since November due to severe floods and heavy rains that have hit southern Morocco, severely damaging bridges, roads…

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Pope Francis: the nativity scene and Christmas tree bring hope and love »

Pope Francis: the nativity scene and Christmas tree bring hope and love Pope Francis said nativity scenes and Christmas trees touch the hearts of all people with their message of…

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North Korea says to boost nuclear power to counter U.S. hostile policy »

(c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2013. SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea vowed on Saturday to boost its “nuclear power” to counter Washington’s hostile policy, saying it had become apparent the United…

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North Korea offers US joint investigation of Sony cyberattack »

The offer comes as the FBI formally accused Pyongyang of the attack on Friday and US President Barack Obama promised to “respond proportionally” to the online breach. READ MORE: FBI…

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ISIS executes 100 foreign fighters who wanted to quit »

(Agence France-Presse) The Islamic State extremist group has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their…

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Police: Officer Shot And Killed In Florida »

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday.…

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LIGHTNING hits car during high-speed police chase after church robbery »

A hair-raising video has emerged that a car full of masked robbers exploding moments after they raided a church in…

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Indonesia: Muslim group warns President not to say “Merry Christmas” »

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If he does, they say he will become an apostate from Islam, since Islam forbids Muslims to give good wishes…

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Russian Bombers Buzz U.S. Pacific Island of Guam »

(Washington Times) – Russian strategic bombers conducted a third circumnavigation of the U.S. Pacific island of Guam last week as…

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Iraqi and Syrian Refugee Children Celebrate Christmas Far From Their Homes »

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By Rev. Bob Armstrong I was fortunate to witness firsthand the 2014 Christmas for Refugees program and its tremendous impact…

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34 Taliban Fighters With Connections To School Massacre Killed By U.S. Drone Strike »

Via Haaretz: A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five…

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Prosecutors: Fraudster used funds to freeze wife »

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a financial fraudster used backers’ money to have his wife’s body cryogenically frozen before…

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Islam: Do I Hear the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? »

The Muslim invasion of America has produced a dangerous, dark, decaying, and dying nation with even more serious consequences seen…

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The Four Causes of Holy Mother Church »

“In the Nicene Creed we profess the four Marks of the Church which are one, holy, catholic and apostolic. These…

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X1.8 Solar Flare: NASA Still Waiting To See if a CME is Heading Our Way »

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Sunspot AR2242 erupted Saturday 20th December at 00.27 UT producing an intense X1.8 flare. The picture above, taken by NASA…

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Arkansas Voters Repeal Local Law Allowing ‘Transgendered’ Men in Womens’ Restrooms »

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Voters in Fayetteville, Arkansas have repealed a law passed by city council earlier this year that would…

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Historic ‘Dialogue’: Obama and Castro Talk At Each Other for 45 Minutes »

For the first time since 1961, the President of the United States spoke with the President of Cuba this week—or,…

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Pennsylvania homeowners say one neighbor is TERRORIZING them with his HOSTILE Christmas display! »

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When I saw this video, I kinda thought it was … Go to Source Author: soopermexican…

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There’s A Video Game Mocking Kim Jong Un In The Works: ‘Glorious Leader!’ »

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding…

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See What the End Shall Be – A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent »

In today’s Gospel we step back nine months to March 25th, the feast of the Annunciation, an event all but hidden, but which changed the world. God, whose focal presence had departed the Temple just prior to the Babylonian invasion (cf Ez 10:18) and the…

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The Mystery of the Incarnation »

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“Mystery,” he sneered. “That’s a good Catholic word.” My friend was a fundamentalist who had more than a bit of antipathy towards the Catholic Church, charging that it added to the simple faith of the Bible. But he didn’t read his bible very well. The…

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Police: Man Who Killed 2 NYPD Cops Was Angry About Eric Garner »

Updated: December 20, 2014, 8:41 PM EST NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two police officers in a patrol car and shot them to…

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St. Thomas, Apostle »

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ST. THOMAS was one of the fishermen on Lake Galilee whom Our Lord called to be His apostles. By nature slow to believe, too apt to see difficulties, and too prone to look at the dark side of things, he had withal a most sympathetic,…

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Analysis of grave flaws in family synod final report: Urgent prayer and action needed »

What follows is an exact reposting of “Analysis of grave flaws in family synod final report: Urgent prayer and action needed” from the Voice of the Family site.  Earlier this month the Synod Secretariat published the lineamenta of the Ordinary Synod on the Family to…

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Secret plans to double ambulance waiting times revealed »

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Health Secretary says plans are ‘categorically’ untrue amid criticism that he has ‘run up the white flag’ over ambulance waiting times Go to Source Author:…

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Giuliani: Obama ‘Propaganda’ Pushed People To ‘Hate The Police’ »

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) on Sunday said that the police unions should not have blamed the shooting of two police officers on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D). “I think it goes to far to blame the mayor for…

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Homily for December 21, 2014: 4th Sunday of Advent »

We hear it again and again this time of year: “I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas.” It actually started before Thanksgiving. You’d hear staff here in the rectory saying, “I can’t believe it’s almost Advent.” And here we are, four weeks later. Where did the…

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Ladies and gentlemen, from Brazil, the Elvis Priest »

Just when you think you’ve seen it all…Elvis Priestly. Go to Source Author: Deacon Greg Kandra…

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Homily for December 21, 2014: 4th Sunday of Advent »

We hear it again and again this time of year: “I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas.” It actually started before Thanksgiving. You’d hear staff here in the rectory saying, “I can’t believe it’s almost Advent.” And here we are, four weeks later. Where did the…

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VATICAN – Pope: the most dangerous misery is "the presumption that we can do without God" »

According to such blind misery, material wealth, the quest for power and pleasure, and the enslavement of others to achieve these goals, are the purpose of existence. Go to Source Author:…

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Le Figaro on the Vatican "Secret War" – Cardinal Burke’s interview to Le Figaro »

The weekly magazine of major French daily Le Figaro dedicates this week’s issue to what it calls the “Secret War in the Vatican: How Pope Francis shakes up the Church”. The general theme is that already mentioned elsewhere, of an authoritarian pope, his strong decisions,…

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Horseback riders make pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine »

  In a tradition that hails from Mexico, more than 250 people rode their horses on a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines Dec. 7 to pay homage to Mary. The pilgrimage was held in advance of the feast…

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Hail, Mary! Tabernacle of God and the Word! »

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Detail from “The Cestello Annunciation” (1489) by Sandro Botticelli (WikiArt.org) A Scriptural Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, December 21, 2014, the Fourth Sunday of Advent | Carl E. Olson Readings: • 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 • Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29 • Rom…

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Vergine madre »

Virgin mother, daughter of your Son, Humbler and higher than all other creatures, Fixed aim and goal of the eternal plan, “You are the one who lifted human nature To such nobility that its own Maker Did not disdain to be made of its making.…

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The Magnificat: Part III of IV »

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THE MAGNIFICAT: Part III of IV “He hath showed might in His arm; He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seat and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good…

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The 5 Advent Virtues of St. Joseph »

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Saint Joseph can help us to live a most fruitful Advent, and for many reasons. Let us quietly meditate upon five extraordinary virtues of this greatest of all saints so that we can live a most fervent Advent season and allow Jesus to be born…

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Do Catholics Pray "Vain Repetitions?" »

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As a young Protestant, this was one of my favorites to ask Catholics. “Why do Catholics pray ‘repetitious prayer’ like the Rosary when Jesus says not to pray ‘vain repetitions’ in Matthew 6:7?” I think we should begin here by quoting the actual text of…

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Mother of Ten Cured of Cancer After Choosing Life for Pre-Born Over Aggressive Treatment »

TFP: At the time Brittany Maynard [1] was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer Donielle Wilde, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was given an equally somber diagnosis of stage four breast cancer. The similarities between the two stop there. Donielle was pregnant with her tenth child and…

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The disappearing Midnight Mass — UPDATED »

My pastor, Bishop Paul Sanchez, at Midnight Mass at our parish, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills, NY in 2013. (photo: Rosalind Chan) It’s happening in the United States—I know of more and more places that are offering “Midnight Mass” a few hours…

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How to join the March for Life no matter where you are »

The March for Life takes place on January 22, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Millions will march on the capital in support of the right to…

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Ambulance Video: Seventeenth Known Medical Emergency at New Mexico Late-Term Abortion Clinic »

By Cheryl Sullenger Albuquerque, NM – Pro-life activists caught an ambulance on video as it rushed a patient to the hospital from Southwestern Women’s Options,…

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Oxford Uni college shuts down abortion debate after protests »

An abortion debate organised by an Oxford University pro-life student group has been cancelled, after a planned protest was said to threaten security. Christ Church…

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City officials give tax dollars to Planned Parenthood »

(KCRA-TV) City Council member Angelique Ashby is among the most fiscally conservative of her colleagues, when it comes to spending her discretionary funds. Compared to…

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Pro-choice advocate ‘aghast’ at bad conditions in clinic, but still opposes regulations »

An article in the book The Abortion Controversy has a disturbing quote by a pro-choice activist: In 1989, the Miami Herald ran a story about a local…

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Oklahoma Abortionist Charged with Racketeering, Faces 10 Years in Prison »

By Cheryl Sullenger Oklahoma City, OK — An Oklahoma abortionist who was arrested last week for prescribing abortion pills to women who were not pregnant…

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Pro-lifer asks for help to stop assisted suicide law »

There is concern among pro-lifers in New Jersey over whether or when the state senate will take up a bill to legalize doctor-assisted suicide. Go…

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Salvation Army and its support of Planned Parenthood »

American Life League was cited in an article entitled “Beware the Red Kettle: The Salvation Army and Abortion” in New American for our work in…

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New Dominican law OKs abortion if life at risk »

New Dominican law OKs abortion if life at risk SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic on Friday approved a law that for…

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Many minorities don’t get support to keep their babies, former clinic worker says »

From a former abortion clinic worker, Rayna Rapp, who is still pro-choice: Many minority women, even if they are not poor, cannot count on support for…

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The abortion pill as a form of penance? »

In an article in the Washington Times, author Hanna Rosin quotes abortion provider Kathy Rogers saying: [RU-486 is] not just a pill; it’s a process.…

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103 Women Sterilized, 14 Dead – All in a Day’s Work at One Camp »

India’s sterilization camps: where young mothers are taken to be sterilized—and sometimes to die Go to Source Author:…

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McSally’s Win Brings National Right to Life Pro-Life Successes to 56 in 2014 Elections »

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  By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director The final count is in. A judge in Arizona has announced that National Right to…

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Rick Brattin pushes law to force women to get men’s OK to abort »

A Republican lawmaker and father of five, Rick Brattin, has raised some fellow Missouri eyebrows with a proposal that would force pregnant women to obtain…

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911 Recordings Reveal Two Serious Injuries in One Day at Haskell’s Late-Term Abortion Facility »

By Cheryl Sullenger Kettering, OH – Two 911 recordings obtained by Operation Rescue show that two separate abortion patients were hospitalized within three hours on…

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The love that makes tough men cry »

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He sat across from us at dinner, wiping his eyes just a bit. The tears seemed to come easily, when they were least expected –…

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Working document, questionnaire released

Ahead of the second October family synod, the Vatican is looking for more input from clergy, laity Go to Source Author:…

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Ukraine foils Russian-backed terror plot

(Vatican Radio) Ukraine’s security service says it has foiled a Russian-backed terrorist plot aimed at causing mass casualties in the capital Kiev. The alleged plot added to tensions between the West and Russia, which on Saturday…

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The Nativity and the Christmas Tree are signs of light and hope

Vatican City, 19 December 2014 (VIS) – This morning in the Clementine Hall the Pope received delegations from the Italian provinces of Verona and Catanzaro, which provided the Nativity scene with its terracotta figures and the…

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Indian Christians decry an increase in anti-Christian violence and discrimination

The Christian community in India has been feeling a sense of apprehension and fear at the incidents of violence against Churches and their personnel in various parts of the country. In a joint statement on the…

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A sign of hope; Christmas tree illuminates St. Peter’s Square

Vatican City, Dec 19, 2014 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The 83-foot Italian tree in St. Peter’s Square was lit for the first time this season at the unveiling of the Vatican’s nativity scene, which Pope…

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New sanctions against Russia announced

(Vatican Radio) The European Union has announced new measures against Russia while the United States President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday authorizing new sanctions on Russia. However US president and the EU have both expressed their…

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Pope warns against sterile egoism rooted in a desire for power

Vatican City, Dec 19, 2014 / 09:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis cautioned Christians against an egoism that excludes the need for God in his homily at Mass on Friday, saying this attitude renders our lives…

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

‘Huge Victory,’ ‘Opportunity’ for Religious Colleges in Labor Board’s Ruling

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last week abandoned its longstanding, unconstitutional practice of measuring how religious a college appears to be before exempting it from federal oversight, but opted instead for a new test that…

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Religious freedom Bill passed in Michigan

A Bill protecting religious freedom has been passed by the US state of Michigan’s House of Representatives. Politicians voted 59 – 50 in favour of the legislation, which limits Government action that “substantially burdens a person’s…

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Faith schools top latest primary league tables

Close to two-thirds of the nation’s best performing primary schools have a religious ethos, according to the latest league table results. The tables showed that out of the 693 schools in which all pupils achieved the…

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Chaplain reprimanded over Bible use in US Army seminar

A US Army chaplain who used Bible verses in a training session on suicide prevention has been reprimanded. Captain Joseph Lawhorn, who has himself suffered from depression, gave out flyers with Bible verses and details of…

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Va. school district policy respects all children’s privacy, safety needs

Adopted policy similar to one ADF recommended to protect both district and students Go to Source Author:…

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Indonesia Considers Bill Protecting Religious Liberty For All Groups

Indonesian Christians face increasing persecution from Islamists. The Muslim-dominated nation of Indonesia is currently considering a bill that will shield Indonesia’s minority religions from “intolerance.” The bill has received guarded support from Reverend Palti Paniaitan, pastor…

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Wash. grandmother’s religious freedom, livelihood at stake

“In America, the government is supposed to protect freedom, not use intolerance for certain viewpoints to intimidate citizens into acting contrary to their faith,” added Scruggs. “Plenty of other florists are willing to provide flowers for…

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Judge to weigh stopping amnesty in its tracks

A federal judge already has declared President Obama’s amnesty program is unconstitutional, and now a second member of the federal judiciary is scheduled to hold a hearing Monday on a request for a preliminary injunction that…

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Pelosi’s lame-duck comeback

After a tough start, Pelosi earned raves for handling of spending bill. Go to Source Author: Mike Lillis…

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$10 Billion U.N. Climate Change Fund Wants Immunity From Prosecution

Why would they need this? (Fox News) The Green Climate Fund, (GCF) a United Nations-affiliated piggy-bank intended to finance climate change projects around the world, is determined to win sweeping Go to Source Author: William Teach…

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Iranian-American Human Rights Activist Blasts Beverly Hills Hotel

Iranian-American human rights activist and journalist Lisa Daftari blasted the Beverly Hills Hotel last week while accepting an award at a gala being hosted in the controversial hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who has come under fierce criticism for imposing…

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Privacy experts predict a future without privacy

(AP Photo/Steffi Loos, File) Ten years from now, will privacy be the exception? Pew Research asked this and other questions of thousands of privacy and internet experts for a report titled “The Future of Privacy.” On…

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Federal Security Unit Warns Sony Malware Could Spread

The federal government issued a warning Friday about additional cyber attacks using the malicious software from the Sony Pictures cyber attack. The U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) said the targeted destructive malware affecting Microsoft Windows…

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What Did Ben Carson Pray for in Jerusalem?

Potential presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson recently visited America’s closest ally in the Middle East. This was the retired neurosurgeon’s first visit to the Holy Land, which inlcuded a trip to the Western Wall. Go to…

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For Sen. Marco Rubio, Cuba entwines passion and presidential aspiration (+video)

Cuban-American Sen. Marco Rubio has spoken forcefully against President Obama’s decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. For the potential presidential candidate, it’s an important moment. Go to Source Author:…

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US Claims ISIS Demoralized by Airstrikes; Militants Selling Christian Artifacts, Using Churches as Torture Chambers

While U.S. officials say Islamic State, or ISIS, has been demoralized by losses it has suffered in Iraq and Syria due to ongoing American airstrikes, reports suggest that its militants are turning Christian churches into torture…

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Obama approves U.S. World War One memorial in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has approved the creation of a national memorial to commemorate World War One in which more than 116,000 Americans died, the memorial’s commission said on Saturday. Go to Source Author:…

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The true story of a holy hero

A new DVD illustrates how the roots of Santa Claus are found in the fourth-century bishop St. Nicholas Go to Source Author:…

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Little Sisters continue to fight HHS mandate

Oral arguments heard in appellate court case; order asks to be ‘left alone to care for the elderly’ Go to Source Author:…

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Pregnant on campus – new website offers information, resources

Washington D.C., Dec 20, 2014 / 07:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A new website is being launched to help pregnant college students find the help they need to stay in school and have their child. “Becoming unexpectedly…

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A new era for women’s health care? This Catholic clinic hopes so

Denver, Colo., Dec 20, 2014 / 08:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While the phrase “women’s health” often conjures up images of artificial hormones, devices, and pills, one natural health care center in the Denver area is hoping…

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Gannett Reporter Simultaneously Promotes Obama Policy While Covering it “Objectively”

(Judicial Watch) – In a scandalous example of corrupt media supporting the Obama agenda, a mainstream newspaper reporter simultaneously wrote “objective news” about the First Lady’s contentious public school lunch program while secretly promoting it for…

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Indiana stage collapse survivors settle for $50 million: lawyers

(Reuters) – Survivors and bereaved family members of a deadly August 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse have reached a settlement totaling nearly $50 million, plaintiffs’ lawyers said on Friday. Go to Source Author:…

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Nativity scene and Christmas tree invite us to make room for God, says Pope

God did not come to the world with arrogance to impose his might, but offered his powerful love through a fragile child, Pope Francis has said. The Christmas tree and Nativity scene are reminders of this…

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Seoul prosecutors investigate data leak at nuclear plant operator

SEOUL (Reuters) – Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation of a leak of non-critical data at South Korea’s nuclear power operator, the prosecutors’ office said on Sunday, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks…

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Book sheds light on lesser-known life of von Hildebrand

The 20th-century philosopher’s fight against Nazis is outlined in ‘My Battle Against Hitler’ Go to Source Author:…

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Obama releases four more jihadis from Guantanamo, returns them to Afghanistan

“The Obama administration has released the four on the basis that charges cannot be brought against them and that it is possible to reintegrate the individuals back into society following the detention.” What will they do?…

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Egypt charges captain, officer of Kuwaiti ship with manslaughter

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s public prosecutor charged the captain and first officer of a Kuwaiti container ship with manslaughter in connection with a collision in the Red Sea this month that killed 25 Egyptian fishermen, state…

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Bethlehem University called an ‘oasis of peace’

In area of world filled with turmoil, the Catholic university is symbol of interreligious success Go to Source Author:…

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Netanyahu: We will not ignore even one rocket from Gaza

After tense weekend on border with Gaza, Netanyahu says Hamas will be held responsible for rocket attacks. Go to Source Author:…

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Israel launches air strikes against targets in Gaza

Raid – the first since truce between Israel and Hamas ending summer conflict – follows launch of a rocket from Palestinian territory Go to Source Author:…

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NYPD Declares “Wartime” After Suspected Marxist Black Guerrilla Family Member Executes Cops

Earlier reports stated members were “preparing to shoot on duty police officers.” Go to Source Author: kurtnimmo…

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Baby Jesus has GPS

Attention thieves and pranksters considering nabbing the baby Jesus from the Indiana Masonic Home's Nativity scene: Don't do it.…

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Baby Clings to Life After Flash-Bang Grenade Lands in His Crib

ABC News’ 20/20 covers the SWAT raid out of Habersham County, Georgia in which police threw a flashbang into a baby’s crib…. Go to Source Author:…

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Suspected Arsonist Sought in Fire at Bible Distribution Center in Istanbul, Turkey

David Byle amid fire damage at Bible Correspondence Course in Turkey ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Turkish authorities are searching for a suspected arsonist in connection with a fire here that destroyed thousands of New Testaments…

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All schools must back same-sex marriage, say humanists

The Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) is calling on the Scottish Parliament to force teachers to promote same-sex marriage, even if it contravenes their religious conscience. Responding to draft sex and relationship education guidance for schools, the…

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Pastor Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit After Being Brutally Beaten by Police

“This is less about the individual police officers… than the system they represent.” Go to Source Author: Mikael Thalen…

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Sony CEO responds to Obama’s criticism of The Interview cancelation

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton told CNN his company has not caved in or backed down in the face of the hackers’ threat, as President Obama has suggested earlier. Go to Source Author:…

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Consumers can sue Target Corp over data breach: judge

(c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2013. By Nate Raymond (Reuters) – A U.S. judge has cleared the way for consumers to sue Target Corp over the retailer’s late 2013 data breach that they say compromised their personal…

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Sharyl Attkisson: CDC Is Tracking 1,400 Possible Ebola Cases in US Today (Video)

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Shameless health authorities keep pushing flu vaccines even after openly admitting they don’t work

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Child tests negative for Ebola at Chicago hospital

(Reuters) – A child being monitored for Ebola in a Chicago hospital has been discharged after testing negative for the virus, the state health agency said on Saturday. Go to Source Author:…

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Vaccines Made From Cancer Tumors Coming To An Arm Near You

Internal makeup of this years flu vaccine much worse than normal. Go to Source Author: Mikael Thalen…

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CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples

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FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

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Welsh ‘no’ vote on assisted suicide welcomed

An end-of-life care expert has welcomed the rejection of assisted suicide in the Welsh Assembly. Last week Assembly Members (AMs) voted 21-12 against a motion on the issue, and 20 AMs abstained. Baroness Finlay, who has…

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Inner and outer ear infections home remedies

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UK Muslim Says Islam Gives Him Right to Rape Woman w/Mental Age of 7

Mohammed married Aisha when she was six years old and while UK law doesn’t allow Muslims to marry children (though as the sex grooming cases show, it will turn away while they rape them) this Bangladeshi…

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American Friends Service Committee Funds Woman Defecating on Israeli Flag

Really gross values It’s not exactly news that the American Friends Service Committee really, really hates Israel. But this time they’re being really literal about it by funding Zochrot, a crazy hate group that claims its…

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NSA and EFF to square off in court over internet surveillance

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UFOs over New Jersey described as ‘rocket-like’

By Roger Marsh on December 19, 2015 A New Jersey witness at Edison reported watching three “rocket-looking” objects crossing the sky north to south beginning at 10:05 p.m. on December 18, 2014, according to testimony in…

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Wrongly-released attempted murder suspect recaptured

Jordan Francois detained by police as Prison Service pledges to “formally investigate” the incident Go to Source Author:…

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New Cash Cow for ISIS: Trafficking Human Organs from Kidnapped Captives

(Gateway Pundit) – ISIS has found a new way to fund their jihad. It’s widely reported that the ISIS is funding their terror state by oil sales. But, there are now reports that ISIS is also…

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‘Humanist’ group claims victory after ending elementary school’s food pantry drive

LADSON, S.C. – An anti-religion group is celebrating its recent success in shutting down a elementary school fundraiser that would have food and money to a local church’s food pantry.…

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Saudi Cleric Who Once Headed Mecca’s Religious Police Receiving Death Threats After Wife Appears On TV With Her Face Showing…

And she wore makeup! Via Daily Mail:  A Saudi cleric who once headed Mecca’s religious police has received death threats after his wife appeared with him on TV wearing make-up without a veil. Sheikh Ahmed al-Ghamdi…

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  • Today’s Pro-life Reflections December 20, 2014
    This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.” (John 14:9) Reflection: Christmas is God in human language. It is not simply about the birth of a child, but rather the coming of the one who will […]
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