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Don’t break with democracy,
Pope urges Argentina CHRISTIAN TODAY
"I’m not worried about resistance."
Pope Francis says in new interview CNA
"Permitting the remarried to receive Communion alone is not a solution, the solution is integration,“
says Pope Francis LANACION
Pope Francis: "Resistance that comes into the open is a good sign”VATICAN INSIDER
Pope Francis says the Catholic Church should support families with gay childrenTHE INDEPENDENT
Benedict XVI had hoped to be called simply “Father Benedict”
after his retirement YAHOO NEWS
Vatican influence over Italy’s health system is restricting abortions,
doctors warn. (To The Independent I say: "Thank God! Italy doesn’t need your anti-Christian sentiment.") THE INDEPENDENT
Preparations for Papal visit to the Philipines
in January commended by Vatican GMA
Francis: The Making of a Radical Pope
by Austen Ivereigh, a review THE TELEGRAPH
Obama says racism is "deeply rooted in America"DAILY MAIL Violence, vandalism, riots and tear gas
sweep across Berkeley BERKELEYSIDE
House GOP leaders trick 216 House Republicans into accidentally supporting Obama’s Executive AmnestyReally?BREITBART "Today we choose to forgive. We choose to love,"
says wife of hostage killed in failed rescue mission. CHRISTIAN TODAY
Is this $18 trillion ticking time bomb about to explode?
Q: What happens if/when interest rates start to drift back upward? A: This is the economic equivalent of the nuclear option. CHARISMA
"Common Core was bait and switch, just like ObamaCare"
—Gov. Bobby Jindal BREITBART
Michigan House approves Religious Freedom Restoration Act
despite opposition CHRISTIAN NEWS
Alabama Town forced to drop Christmas Parade theme
after atheists complain. Bye bye America, it was nice knowing you! CHRISTIAN TIMES
"I do it to please God"
says Missouri Christian cleaning-up Ferguson after riots CHRISTIAN NEWS
Civil war erupting among Democrats over ObamacareBREITBART What is behind failed rescue attempt of US Journalist?CBN Notre Dame conference on gender-bending and childhood leaves out Catholic teachingLIFE SITE The days of the legendary "Church of the Turnpike" could soon be over.
The church was founded by settlers from Baltimore who wanted to start a Catholic congregation in this southwest corner of Pennsylvania about 90 miles east of Pittsburgh, and who built a log church in 1820. CHARISMA
US parent files legal complaint over teacher’s Star of David necklaceBIN Why Catholic school funding in Alberta is archaic
(Hatred towards Catholics and Catholicism continues…) METRO NEWS
Crucifix stolen from St. Anthony of Padua
Church during service ABC
Is it really US Bishops vs. the Pope?CRUX
Church members in uproar over priest’s embrace of homosexuals
during service THE JAMAICA GLEANER
RECOMMENDED ON ALETEIA
We are shocked. The fears in the Christian community are growing,”
says the Archbishop of Delhi in Anto Akkara’s report on the rise of anti-Christian sentiment
being expressed throughout India. This report reinforces the fact that we are witnessing an unprecedented outbreak of global persecution against the Church. ALETEIA
Max Lindenman provides a first-hand account of the response of the "Average Turk"
to the recent visit by Pope Francis, revealing a surprising disinterest against a backdrop of indifference towards Christianity where purportedly only 6% of the population view Christians favourably. ALETEIA
Read an interview with the Franciscan Custodian of the Holy Land to discover the current concerns affecting Christians, Jews and Muslims in Jerusalem: "Up until now, the status quo on the Temple Mount has always been respected
in Israel. If this is changed, it will push the conflict in a religious direction that will be irreversible." ALETEIA
BRITAIN & IRELAND
Archbishop of Canterbury warns that Anglican Church may not hold together
(How can it when there are vast swaths of Anglicans opposed to the ordination of women and the endorsement of practicing homosexuals among the clergy?) THE INDEPENDENT
Archbishop Welby more shocked at British poverty than in African refugee camps
(Britain and the US may be facing times of poverty in the coming years, the likes of which have not been seen since WW2.) DAILY EXPRESS
Archbishop of Canterbury urges restraint when Christmas shoppingTHE TELEGRAPH Head teacher pushed out by Muslim governors
because he gave children British values DAILY MAIL
154 children under the age of 12 arrested for sex crimes
including rape last year DAILY MAIL
Scottish "should welcome" devolution of abortion lawTHE TABLET
"Christians must condemn Islamist violence"
—Archbishop of Lyon CRUX
Merkel accuses Putin of "creating problems"
for countries that want closer ties with the EU DAILY MAIL
Nigeria seizes weapons
bound for Chad ARAB NEWS
70 Ethiopians killed in migrant boat disaster:
At least 70 Ethiopians drowned on the Red Sea Saturday when a migrant boat, bound for Yemen, capsized in rough weather. VOICE OF AMERICA
Corruption worries Catholic Church in MalawiNYASA TIMES
South Africa, where those accused of murder go free!DAILY MAIL
ISIS: The growing "Terror Army" of global jihadistsFISCAL TIMES
Christian affection for Islamic terrorism
(Shameful!) ISRAEL TODAY
Islam: Built on the Blood of Christian child martyrsFPM
ASIA & AUSTRALIA
Kerala Bishop walks to Minister’s hometown
in support of more stringent anti-alcohol laws NDTV
Analysis: How students are being radicalized by Islamic StateCHRISTIAN TODAY Australians say "Get rid of the Bible:"
A petition is currently circulating Australia calling on Target stores across the country to remove the Holy Bible from its shelves, arguing that the Bible teaches disrespect toward women. CHRISTIAN TIMES
"This pro-life persecution is not just ironic, it’s illegal:"
A clinic for women with unplanned pregnancies was denied rental space based on its beliefs, a lawsuit alleges. CHARISMA
Obamacare architect Jonathen Gruber — "Abortion of marginal children is a social good"BREITBART
"I love my husband but I refuse to live with him:"
How more couples are living separate lives DAILY MAIL
Social media "glorifies and normalizes suicidal behaviors" i
n young people and teenagers DAILY MAIL
Six religious liberties to remember during the War on ChristmasCHARISMA A silver lining from World War I:
Restored relations between the UK and Holy See CNA
In Latin motets composer William Byrd comforted covert CatholicsTHE BOSTON GLOBE
Animals receive holiday blessing from NYC Cardinal CBS
Latin sees a revival
thanks to Pink Floyd and the Pope! NBC