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James Asquith - published on 11/22/14

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Vatican City
"There are two things that the people of God cannot forgive: a priest attached to money and a priest who mistreats people." – Pope Francis

"Christian unity remains a priority for Catholics" – Pope Francis

Pope Francis carrying forward
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."
Egyptian president to meet Pope Francis Monday

Vatican holds its first conference on
Thousands of Indian Catholics expected to attend tomorrow’s
beatification of Indian priest and nun
North America
Ben Carson compares Obama to Putin

Arizona Sheriff sues Obama over Immigration Order

Miami church reports young Catholics seeking out
Latin Mass
The immigration conflagration and the
dangers of a benevolent dictator
Bishop Richard E. Pates on the
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
The rising threat of
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

Which is more offensive
, Israel or ISIS? (A disappointing but predictable response)
Recommended on Aleteia
Diane Montagna’s
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 

Susan Wills exposes the
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

Two Catholic MSPs promoted in Nicola Sturgeon’s cabinet

New Church dedicated in Harrow

glimpse of St Tanwg’s Church in Harlech, Wales 

Bishop of Lincoln blesses winter gritting teams
French priest apparently kidnapped by FEMEN activists

One of my aims in compiling this news section is to attempt to provide our readers with a glimpse of the "wider perspective" (that is my intention at least). In this regard I am compelled to share the
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. 

Middle East
Is Obama helping
terror to go nuclear?

Al Qaeda rebukes ISIS

British jihadi dies in Kobane fighting for ISIS

Read about the
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

500 years of the Catholic Church in Myanmar

Family Matters
Is Obamacare fuelling widespread
abortion on demand?

Celebrity ‘role models’ blamed for rise in ‘sexting’
US gay activists arrested for child rape

There are some ‘Americanisms’ in this video which I am unable to fully appreciate due to my incomplete knowledge of US culture but … the overall message of this parody is an important one, especially for our teens!
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The Cutting Room Floor
Catholic websites have become utterly indispensable
in the age of Francis
Popular "
family values" US children’s TV show attacked by gay activists 

Freedom to use the name of Christ in public meetings restored in North Carolina

Anniversary of the passing of author
CS Lewis
Celebrity fans of the
Latin Mass
Mel Gibson to direct movie featuring Christian war hero

Christmas baking underway at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit


Beatus weekend!

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

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