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James Asquith - published on 12/08/14

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VATICAN CITY
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 children
THE 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
Former Vatican Bank directors under investigation
RADIO VATICANAIBT
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
NORTH AMERICA
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 Amnesty
Really?
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 Obamacare
BREITBART
What is behind failed rescue attempt of US Journalist?
CBN
First Armenian priest ordained in North Carolina
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
Obama, Immigration, and the Bible
AMERICAN THINKER
Notre Dame conference on gender-bending and childhood leaves out Catholic teaching
LIFE 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 necklace
BIN
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
CENTRAL AMERICA
Church members in uproar over priest’s embrace of homosexuals during service 
THE JAMAICA GLEANER
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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
Justin Welby spoiling for a fight with David Cameron over food banks (Come on Justin, sort out the CofE first!) 
CHRISTIAN TODAYBELFAST TELEGRAPH
Archbishop of Canterbury urges restraint when Christmas shopping
THE 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 law
THE TABLET
EUROPE
Anti-Semitism increases by more than 200% in France
CHRISTIAN TODAY
"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
AFRICA
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 Malawi
NYASA TIMES
South Africa, where 
those accused of murder go free!
DAILY MAIL
MIDDLE EAST
ISIS: 
The growing "Terror Army" of global jihadists
FISCAL TIMES
Christian affection for Islamic terrorism (Shameful!)  
ISRAEL TODAY
Islam: Built on the Blood of Christian child martyrs
FPM
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 State
CHRISTIAN 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
FAMILY MATTERS
"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
Messianic guest house loses appeal to lesbians
ISRAEL TODAY
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" in young people and teenagers  
DAILY MAIL
Time to challenge no-fault divorce
FIRST THINGS
ADDITIONAL
Six religious liberties to remember during the War on Christmas
CHARISMA
A silver lining from World War I: Restored relations between the UK and Holy See 
CNA
Pope Francis unifying Church and State
THE TRUMPET
In Latin motets composer 
William Byrd comforted covert Catholics
THE BOSTON GLOBE
Animals receive holiday blessing from NYC Cardinal  
CBS
Latin sees a revival thanks to Pink Floyd and the Pope!  
NBC
Father Ray‘s new album 
IRISH MIRROR
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