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James Asquith - published on 12/04/14

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VATICAN CITY
Vatican reformers have 
discovered hundreds of millions of euros that did not appear on the Holy See’s balance sheet, says cardinal charged with sorting out the Curia’s financial affairs 
CATHOLIC HERALD
Pope Francis has reportedly declined to extend Daniel Anrig’s tenure as commander of the Swiss Guard 
THE TABLET
Vatican to release findings of study on American female Religious
AP
New book shows 
Pope Francis living out what he preaches
RADIO VATICANA
Thousands of tango dancers to mark Pope’s birthday
CATHOLIC HERALD
NORTH AMERICA
Al-Qaeda in Yemen threaten to execute American journalist
NEW YORK TIMESTHE INDEPENDENT
Satanists win right to place "Grossly Offensive" holiday display next to Nativity scene inside Florida’s Capitol (Every single time anti-Christian expression is endorsed, we are basically agreeing to the shaming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Imagine if someone erected a public notice abusing your parents. I suppose today’s liberals may say "Oh that’s okay, they must be free to express themselves." But what about your parents, how would they feel at being publicly abused? No. If you love .. then you will act and you will protect. Why aren’t Christians from across the denominations opposing this and the many other anti-Christian initiatives which are not only sweeping across the US, but the entire world
or so it seems!?) 
THE BLAZE
17 States sue Obama over Order on Immigration 
VOICE OF AMERICA
1,400 people in US being monitored for Ebola
BREITBART
Economic conflict between Europe and the US Federal Reserve intensifies as Dutch ask for 122 tons of gold back 
THE TRUMPET
The Fed threw the world’s biggest party—and it’s about to turn into a massive brawl
THE TRUMPET


No question, these are the End Times;
 America’s role as a superpower will diminish as New World Order forms—Greg Laurie  
CHRISTIAN POST
Swarms of protesters bring New York City to standstill after jury clears cop in Eric Garner death 
DAILY MAIL
Death Row inmate who called Jesus as witness gets execution reprieve
FOX
Prominent 
Imam welcomes Christian prayer at mosqu
CBN
Georgia City under fire for blocking mosque from retail space 
CHARISMA
CNN cuts off NFL’s Benjamin Watson as he glorifies Christ (Par for the course with CNN though) 
CHARISMA
Catholic agency accused of donating to pro-gay Marxist group
LIFE SITE
ISRAEL
Palestinians no longer believe in Two-State solution (My question is, did they ever?) 
ISRAEL TODAY
Israel vs. the World The Jews face a bleak future alone. The next move by the Arabs, and Israel’s response will affect us all 
THE TRUMPET
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John Burger’s 
"Pope-Patriarch Meeting Moved Churches Closer to Unity" takes a closer look at some of the signals sent during Pope Francis’ recent visit to Istanbul, detailing Orthodox concerns as well as Catholic efforts towards unity. 
"The effort to reestablish full communion between the ancient Churches of East and West has certainly had its ups and downs over the past half century, but there is general agreement that there are no major theological issues that should keep the two sides from reuniting."
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Michael Cook’s 
Dutch Doctors Approve Harvesting Organs from Euthanasia "Patients" shines a light on the depraved thinking which is spreading among Holland’s medical preofession. Michael writes, 
"Can’t it foresee the appalling abuses which will take place? The most obviousis that patients with neurodegenerative conditions will feel immense pressure to end their lives so that others can live longer. Their lives will resemble the cloned young people who are raised from childhood to be organ donors in Kazuo Ishiguru’s novel Never Let Me Go. Their teachers and carers teach them submissiveness and resignation to their fate. Death is called “completion;” they have finished the task they were born for." 
ALETEIA
David Mills’ 
"Protecting Thanksgiving From the Cannibals" provides insight to threats facing the American holiday: 
"The executives who talk about these things will note that Thanksgiving Day sales figures are dropping since the day is no longer a special day, eliminate the day’s special deals, and find another way to increase sales, like Napoleon’s army on the march to Russia stripping the land of its food and then moving on careless of the wreckage they’ve left behind."
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BRITAIN &
IRELAND
Christianity has no place in British army claims senior military officer (Officer Quinn may feel this way, but many many more do not) 
THE MIRROR
Remembering Adrian, the only English Pope
CHRISTIANITY
Irish Catholic Church mobilizes for fight against gay marriage (Well done Ireland. God be with you) 
CHRISTIAN TODAY
Irish bishops have warned that presenting same sex-partnerships as equivalent to marriage would be akin to saying that the union of man and woman is no longer the foundation of society. In a pastoral statement aimed at presenting the Church’s teaching on marriage ahead of a vote on same-sex marriage due to be held early next year, the Irish bishops’ conference said the promotion of the unique nature of marriage as a union between one man and one woman is a matter of justice. 
CNS
Irish nun working in leper colony celebrates 100th birthday
IRISH INDEPENDENT
Papal mace points to education’s true purpose, Scottish bishop says The presentation of a special Papal mace marking the 600th anniversary of Scotland’s oldest university is a reminder of the ultimate purpose of education—to know, love and serve God, said the local bishop (Well done Archbishop Leo) 
CNA
EUROPE & EURASIA
Malta’s "gender identity" bill could see Catholic parents fined, critic warns 
LIFE SITE
Sweden to hold new elections after government collapse 
RADIO VATICANA
Biden meets with Ukrainian Catholic leader In a recent visit to the Ukraine, Biden met with the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. During the meeting, Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk said 
the Ten Commandments should be displayed in the national legislature to “remind our deputies in which direction they should move and how to pass or not pass certain laws” (Well done Archbishop Sviatoslav) 
CATHOLIC CULTURE
Gunbattle erupts in Chechen capital Grozny
WALL STREET JOURNAL
AFRICA
Islamic suicide bomber in Mogadishu kills four
WASHINGTON POST
MIDDLE EAST
American stabbed to death in Abu Dhabi Kindergarten teacher murdered by assailant wearing abaya (a garment covering the face and body) 
ABC
ISIS converting former Mosul Churches into prisons
CHLCHRISTIAN TODAY
ISIS consolidates power Despite US air attacks, ISIS now controls over one-third of Syria and nearly half of Iraq 
CATHOLIC CULTURE
Merciless British Muslim women boast of 
ordering executions, punishment lashings, and of managing Yazidi sex slave brothels
DAILY MAIL
The side of Dubai that they DON’T want you to see
DAILY MAIL
ASIA, AUSTRALIA & THE FAR EAST
Indian parliamentarian stokes sectarian fears with attack on non-Hindus 
CHRISTIAN TODAY
Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Jammu-Srinagar in North India 
RADIO VATICANA
Sri Lanka’s Catholics urge Francis to keep away from the country 
VATICAN INSIDER
"Don’t expect big Catholic changes on sex" —Archbishop of Sydney 
CRUX
Hong Kong cardinal turns himself in to police to help end protests 
CATHOLIC HERALD
FAMILY MATTERS
Lesbian judge targeting Christians An openly lesbian federal judge, whose appointment was opposed by dozens of US senators, has ruled against a Christian former Navy chaplain who alleged his superiors engineered his dismissal from the service because he was not “ecumenical” (In case you hadn’t noticed, large swaths of the "gay lobby" are openly anti-Christian, in fact blaming Christians for many of their woes.) 
WND
Canadian Olympic Committee teams up with gay activists to push homosexuality in schools 
LIFE SITE
Bill 10 "supports homophobia" says former Catholic high school student 
EDMONTON JOURNAL
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ADDITIONAL
Why a Lutheran pastor and a Catholic priest 
tried to save the souls of Nazis
PATHEOS
Franklin Graham: 
The War on Christmas Is a War on Christ
BCN
LA city attorney files
lawsuit to stop smartphone app from delivering pot
BREITBART
And in the last days, 
children will turn upon their parents 
DAILY MAIL
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