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James Asquith - published on 12/06/14 - updated on 06/07/17

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VATICAN CITY
“Never forget the victims of trafficking”—Pope Francis 
CCIEAW
Vatican clarifies: Off-budget accounts were not corrupt
CATHOLIC CULTURE
Lay, independent general auditor being added to Vatican’s reform team
CNS
"Listen to and treasure God’s Word"—Pope Francis 
CATHOLIC CULTURE
Pope did not call Quran "prophetic"
ALETEIA
Married couples would bring greater understanding to Vatican
THE TABLET
Benedict’s quiet counsel to the synod
FIRST THINGS
Pope Francis rummages through Vatican basement
ONION
NORTH AMERICA
American hostage Luke Somers executed by Al-Qaeda captors during rescue attempt
NEW YORK TIMES
GOP lawmakers highly critical of Petraeus’s
Benghazi explanation
FOX
Florida joins Texas-led lawsuit against Obama’s Executive Amnesty — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Friday that Florida would be joining the lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott against the Obama administration for the President’s executive immigration action to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants 
BREITBART
Car strikes four policemen at Denver racial discrimination protest as students yell
 "Hit them again

CHL
The United States of Debt: A Ticking Time Bomb (Some predict a woeful year in 2015 for the US economy) 
CBN
Florida Baptist Church loses pastor and nursery director in triple homicide
GOSPEL HERALD
Ben Carson’s latest comments on running for President 
CHARISMA
Rick Warren on Roman Catholicism: 
"We have more in common than what divides us" 
CHRISTIAN TODAY
The Archbishop of Oklahoma, Paul Coakley, has received a Catholic leadership award for his opposition of Satanism as well as his work with Catholic Relief Services 
CNA
Hillary Clinton under fire after saying America should "empathize" and "show respect" to its enemies 
DAILY MAIL
Funeral Mass held for beloved priest: Hundreds of people gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Friday night to celebrate the life of and mourn the death of Father Peter Kovarik 
FOX
I enjoy being a nun!
HOUSTON CHRONICLE
LATIN AMERICA
Christ in Colombia
CBN
ISRAEL
White House statement ignores Muslim’s Brotherhood’s continuing support for Hamas
BREITBART
Hamas shoots seven test rockets in two days
INN
Herzog: "I will be Israel’s next Prime Minister"
TIMES OF ISRAEL
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The Canonry of St. Leopold’s 
"Misspent Advent"
 offers a perspective on the Christmas season providing sage advice and thought-provoking observations; 
"The voice crying in the wilderness did not tell people that they were all right or that everything was fine. It shook them up and shocked them: doom was unavoidable unless they change their ways."
 Today such voices are needed more than ever before, but are we ready to listen? 
ALETEIA
Steven Mosher’s 
"No Such Th​ing as Free Birth Control" lifts the lid on the alarming side-effects of "the pill" and other forms of contraception. 
"Those who claim that birth control is simply ‘preventative care,’ like those in the Obama administration, are deceiving the public."
ALETEIA
Greg Daly reports on the recent vandalism of 
"Ireland’s Highest Cross" and discovers wide-ranging support, from Catholics and non-Catholics alike, towards the restoration of the icon atop Ireland’s highest summit 
ALETEIA
BRITAIN & IRELAND
Britain is ashamed of its imperial past It shouldn’t be. The right kind of empire has a noble and powerful impact on this world! 
THE TRUMPET
Archbishop of Canterbury blames TV for making the culture of abuse acceptable (The Archbishop might better address his energies towards the lamentable Church of England and its abysmal failure to pastor Britain since the end of WW2) 
DAILY MAIL
Christians should be more humanist (Why don’t we concentrate on trying to be effective Christians first?) 
CHRISTIAN TODAY
Lord Mayor walks out of Islamic charity lunch after his lady consort was told she had to sit downstairs at the event (Well done John) 
DAILY MAIL
Plea to stop Groves Chapel in Clarence Street being turned into a Sainsbury’s supermarket 
YORK PRESS
A sad day for British soldiers in the war on terror
DAILY MAIL
New British military base to be established in Bahrain
DAILY MAIL
Britain is in danger of becoming a police state warns chief constable (Something I have been saying for years, but for slightly different reasons than those given here) 
DAILY MAIL
Homeless Latvian mother admits burying her newborn baby alive in London park
 and it was only found after it was dug up by a fox 
DAILY MAIL
Scathing cinematic indictments of the Church in Ireland
CRUX
14 year old charged in connection with fire at St. Paul’s Church Edinburgh
SCONEWS
A look at Dunglass Collegiate Church Scotland 
BSB
EUROPE
Jewish couple attacked in Paris

for being Jewish
BREITBART
Is communism returning to Germany?
REUTERS
Belgium’s former Queen Fabiola dies at age 86
DAILY MAIL
AFRICA
Is God doing something in Egypt?
FAITHIT
Al-Azhar condemns Islamic State: Cairo-based Al-Azhar University, the world’s leading Muslim institution of learning, has condemned ISIS 
CATHOLIC CULTURE
MIDDLE EAST
International response to Syrian refugees "truly shocking," says Amnesty 
CHRISTIAN TODAY
Iraqi soldiers incapable of defending Iraq
THE TRUMPET
ASIA & CHINA
Senior al-Qaeda militant accused of plotting to bomb London Underground and New York Metro is killed in raid by Pakistan military 
DIALY MAIL
China’s currency rise continues
THE TRUMPET
FAMILY MATTERS
Minnesota schools allow male athletes who say they are female to shower with girls
LIFE SITE
Books that teach children to know and love their faith 
CATHOLIC HERALD
"Thank God I Didn’t Do It"Woman changes mind about abortion after Christians reach out 
CHRISTIAN NEWS
Abortionist: Seeing an arm pulled out was "shocking".. this isn’t "tissue"
LIFE SITE
Evangelicals to hold world’s largest pro-life event in January
CHARISMA
Alberta government delays bill removing parental right to protect children from gay lessons after liberals complain it doesn’t go far enough
LIFE SITE
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ADDITIONAL
Picturing Mary: The Virgin as You’ve Rarely Seen Her 
CBNNATIONAL MUSEUMCNA
Joe Mantegna to make film about Padre Pio 
CATHOLIC HERALD
Why Angelina Jolie’s latest film ‘Unbroken’ may disappoint Christian moviegoers 
CHARISMA
Angelina shows compassion 
DAILY MAIL
Francis: The Great Reformer — Another perspective on the new book about Pope Francis 
RELIGION NEWS
What’s in a name?
CATHOLIC HERALD
What do Obama, the Pope and Erdogan have in common? 
THE WASHINGTON POST
A look at the Monastery of St. Patapios in Greece 
LONDINOUPOLIS
The Body of St. Nicholas Lay in Myra
CHRISTIANITY
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