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Benedict XVI’s missionary message:
"The most formative influence on Pope Francis has been the poverty of the ordinary people in his native Buenos Aires."
beatification of Indian priest and nun
Ben Carson compares Obama to Putin
dangers of a benevolent dictator
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Islamic terrorism on the US mainland, in pro-US Arab regimes and in Western nations has reaffirmed Israel’s role as America’s moral and military outpost in the Middle East
, Israel or ISIS? (A disappointing but predictable response)
interview with Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput: The archbishop offers some encouraging reassurances of what he believes are the priorities for next year’s World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia
risks associated with a new contraceptive drug being rolled out by the Gates Foundation in cahoots with Pfizer and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). As is so often the case; the innocent and the vulnerable are the most at risk, and this is to say nothing of the moral dimension to this agenda, or of the apparent disdain for the basic liberties and personal values of Africans
glimpse of St Tanwg’s Church in Harlech, Wales
following video which, be warned, is disturbing. Many children around the world (but especially those in developing nations) suffer untold trauma and abuse — both emotional and physical. I also post this in defense of the need for our continued support towards the developing nations. Some argue that they must "fend for themselves" and that the needs in the West are just as great. Having spent most of my life working in the developing world, I can confidently say that their needs are desperate in just about every area. As you watch this, I ask those who are willing to offer regular prayers for the continent of Africa and her people and, for those who can, to contribute towards a reputable charity supporting suffering Africans. They are our brothers and sisters and they need our help. For those who may be offended by this video I say to you: Do not shut your eyes to what happens in our world, for as painful as it is to see such things, it is only once we understand the sufferings of others that we will be compelled to act.
terror to go nuclear?
Greek Catholic Monastery of Mar Yakub (St. James) in Syria and let us support our blessed brothers and sisters in any way we can during these challenging times but, at the very least, let us offer prayer in their favor
abortion on demand?
US gay activists arrested for child rape
in the age of Francis
family values" US children’s TV show attacked by gay activists
Based in London, James Asquith serves as a management consultant who, over the past 30 years, has worked in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. James currently compiles an international news summary for Aleteia