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Two Interesting News Items

November 24, 2008

St. Louis bishop: ‘Privilege to die’ to end abortion http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=1224 If anyone doubted that St. Louis was left in good hands after the promotion of Archbishop Burke to Rome, have not fear. In an interview published Friday, Bishop Robert Hermann, administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, said that it would be a ‘privilege to [...]

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The Pope in America: Sources

April 16, 2008

CBSNews has a nice site with loads of info here.EWTN has a great site here If you know of any other great links and sources, please post them in the Comments below.

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Gorbachev Professes Christian Faith – or did he?

March 29, 2008

Assisi, Mar. 20, 2008 (www.CWNews.com) – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has announced his Christian faith openly, with a March 19 visit to pray at the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi. Gorbachev– who has often shown deference toward Christianity, and was deeply impressed by a meeting with Pope John Paul II in 1989– said [...]

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Content of the Pope’s Protested Speech

January 17, 2008

The following is the text of the address that the Holy Father Benedict XVI was supposed to have given during a visit to Rome's Università degli Studi "La Sapienza", scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, January 17, and cancelled yesterday (English translation by AsiaNews). Click here.

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Christianity Today’s Top Ten for 2007 – Dr. Beckwith’s Return to the Catholic Church is #8

December 18, 2007

Christianity Today is the flagship magazine of Evanglicalism. I have been a subscriber for over 25 years. The editors have come up with the Top Ten Stories for 2007 which they describe this way: Top Ten Stories of 2007 The events, people, and debates of the past year that Christianity Today's editors believe have shaped, [...]

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John Paul II seen in the Fire?

October 23, 2007

Someone claimed they saw John Paul II silhouetted in a bonfire in Poland. Vatican Radio unhappily covered the story. Check out the story on Jimmy Akin's blog.

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End of Christianity in Iraq

July 20, 2007

One of the last places in the world where the language of Jesus is still spoken — Iraq — may soon be devoid of Christians. Their own Iraqi people, are exterminating and chasing them from their homeland. Muslims again show no tolerance for the Christians. Read this sad article on what is going on in [...]

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Second Coming will Arrive July 7, 2007!

July 6, 2007

If you believe this I have some ocean front property to sell you in Arizona! But, here is the very humorous e-mail I received today. Prepare for the Second Coming of YiChen BuddhaChrist!  ANNOUNCEMENT: The "Second Boy" prophesied in the Bible (Revelation 12:5), YiChen BuddhaChrist, Will Release the Newly Updated "New Millennium Testament on July [...]

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China to Dynamite Marian Shrine

June 21, 2007

TIANJIAJING, China, JUNE 21, 2007 (Zenit.org ).- The sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (picture) will be dynamited following a government decision that the pilgrimage site is a place of illegal religious activity. The Henan Province government will prevent the annual July 16 pilgrimage, which normally draws 40,000 pilgrims for the feast of Our [...]

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Two Women in the News

June 12, 2007

1) After a day in jail, Paris Hilton says she has found God — she is now spiritual and won't act dumb any more. Hum. I hope so, but . . . hum.   For Karl Keating's witty comments on Hilton, click here. 2) I also want to go on record predicting that Hillary Clinton will be [...]

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Tomb of King Herod Just Discovered

May 8, 2007

We have visited the Fortress of Herod near Bethlehem many times. Our DVD Jesus, the Word Became Flesh actually opens on the top of the Herodium Fortress overlooking Bethlehem. It is called the Herodium because the megalomaniac King Herod named hit after himself. The Jewish historian Josephus wrote that Herod was buried there but no one could [...]

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Got a Catholic question? Boy, 7, has the answers

May 1, 2007

For the whole story, click here.

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Senseless Slaughter

April 18, 2007

Yesterday while surfing the internet and watching the BBC here in Antakya, we saw the news of the senseless slaughter at Virginia Tech. Some people don’t believe in original sin and its effects, but this kind of senseless wickedness should help clear up such foolishness. Sin is real and it has horrible effects, which is [...]

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Tens of Thousands Join Catholic Church in USA

April 7, 2007

Thousands to Join Catholic Church in U.S. WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 7, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Tens of thousands of people in the United States will join the Catholic Church on Holy Saturday through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. According to numbers released by the U.S. bishops' conference, some 1,294 catechumens will be baptized, confirmed and [...]

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Fr. Fessio Reinstated at Ave Maria University

March 22, 2007

UPDATE 3/23/07  The latest is that Fr. Fessio will continue on at Ave Maria University, though in a non-administrative capacity. Click here to read the story from the Naples News. Update article in NapleNews.com on 3/28/07, click here. YESTERDAY'S NEWS: This is new news for me. I am a regent at the University of Ave [...]

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Opposing Homosexuality in San Francisco

March 30, 2006

Dear Friend of Ignatius Press, Sometimes a story is so important we want to draw your attention to it right away. That is the case with this story we posted on IgnatiusInsight.com today. San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer is a man who faces one of the most difficult challenges of any episcopacy–this story tells you [...]

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