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James Asquith - published on 02/21/15

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VATICAN CITY
"Their blood cries out to the Lord," Says Pope of Coptic Martyrs

— Pope Francis 

ALETEIA
"Who will you follow, God or the world?" — Pope Francis 
CNA
Pope urges Cardinals to go in search of the lost and bring them in
CNS
Church leaders who speak of the “reform of the reform” are “mistaken” — Pope Francis says in his traditional Lenten meeting with Rome’s priests 
ZENIT
Inter-Catholic rumblings over China affairs
VATICAN INSIDER
Swiss Guard ready to counter Islamic threat
CATHOLIC CULTURE


Vatican welcomes US gay rights group

REUTERS


NORTH AMERICA
The Holy War Begins as 57% of Americans disapprove of Obama’s handling of ISIS threat
— 
(Bill O’Reilly delivers a compelling summary of the crisis being caused by Obama) 
FXN
Is Obama letting ISIS into America? — US Officials admit concern over Syrian refugee effort 
ABC
Islamic Terror? I just don’t see it! — They’re burning and beheading victims in the name of Islam, but President Obama delivered a major speech Wednesday on combating violent extremism, while refusing to use the words “Muslim terrorists.”
“No religion is responsible for terrorism, people are responsible for violence and terrorism,” Obama told a crowd that included Muslim community leaders at the White House 
NEW YORK POSTDAILY MAIL
Obama refuses to back Egypt’s attacks on ISIS
TDB
To fight extremism, Obama calls on US to embrace Muslims
WASHINGTON TIMES
President Obama’s moral cowardice for refusing to call Egyptian martyrs “Christians”
CATHOLIC CONVERT
Obama: "West at War with Islam is an ugly lie"
CBN
US State Dept: Unemployment root cause of ISIS! — (And these are the people running America?) 
BBN
Former NY Mayor Giuliani defends comment that Obama does not love America
TDB
The New America: Clean-cut high school girl who turned into murderous, Columbine-obsessed goth and plotted a mall massacre with her Nazi friends 
DAILY MAIL
Federal government losing track of illegal immigrants
WASHINGTON TIMES
The New America: Oregon’s first bisexual governor 
HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Google calls FBI’s plan to expand hacking power a "monumental" constitutional threat — (But essential to the agenda of the leaders of the "New World" which is being created) 
NATIONAL JOURNAL
Michigan Muslim stabs two "unbelievers" at bus stop
AMC
NYC St. Patrick’s Parade rejects pro-life group, but gay activists eagerly endorsed
LIFE SITE
Compromised Christianity: United Methodists could ordain practicing homosexual clergy   
CHRISTIAN TODAY
Islamic extremist planned to create Yellowstone supervolcano in US terror plot
IBT
Girl, 12, who stabbed friend 19 times
DAILY MAIL
Florida church set on fire. Arsonists write "Allahu Akbar"
ORLANDO
Utah knocks Bible Belt out of top spot for church attendance
CHRISTIAN TODAY
LA Times hires illegal immigrant journalist
BBN
A light amidst the darkness of San Francisco — The Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, recently added a clause to the handbook for nearly 500 employees of diocesan schools. It requires school employees to "affirm and believe" that adultery, masturbation, fornication, pornography and homosexual relations are "gravely evil." 
JEWISH JOURNAL
America’s Sodom fights against the Lionheart
CRUX
Ontario sex education architect admits asking mother to sexually assault her child for his gratification
LIFE SITE
Canadian police foil Valentine’s Day massacre plot
DAILY TELEGRAPH
LATIN AMERICA
New aggressive strain of HIV can progress to AIDS in just three years, scientists warn

DAILY MAIL
Mexican bishops decry corruption
CATHOLIC CULTURE
Brazilian bishops open annual Lenten campaign
CATHOLIC CULTURE


ISRAEL
Hamas seeking to fight Israel from Lebanon

HAARETZ
"If nuclear deal with Iran is so good, why hide it?" — Benjamin Netanyahu 
JERUSALEM POST
Obama and Netanyahu — Spiritual adversaries 
JERUSALEM POST
Getting paid to kill Jews — It is by now no secret that the Palestinian Authority uses large portions of the international financial aid it receives to provide salaries and other payouts to terrorists who kill Jews 
ISRAEL TODAY
RUSSIA
Are we being dragged into war with Russia? 
— A brilliant frontline dispatch (and an ominous question) from Askold Krushelnycky 
DAILY MAIL
Cold War II: Royal Navy frigate intercepts Russian warship in the Channel 
DAILY MAIL
Typhoon fighter jets scrambled to intercept two Russian Bear bombers off the coast of Cornwall 
DAILY MAIL
Russia is a threat to Baltic states
INDEPENDENT
RECOMMENDED ON ALETEIA
4 Myths About the Crusades
 — In light of beheadings, we should not be so quick to condemn Christians of the Middle Ages. (In this article, Obama’s comments comparing the Crusades to ISIS are clearly exposed as a distortion. How sad that a US President should so disdain the faith which once made America. In his piece, Msgr. Pope writes: 
"Those were days when life in this world was brutal and short. Life here was “a valley of tears” to be endured as a time of purification preparing us to meet God. Spiritual principles held much more sway than they do today."
 I suggest that this attitude to life remains wholly valid in the 21st century)
How Did Ash Wednesday Get Started Anyway? — Its surprising biblical roots

BRITAIN & IRELAND
"Blinkered and out of its depth, the Church of England is in danger of becoming ludicrous"
  — Stephen Glover. (Whenever you replace God’s standard of truth (Holy Scripture) with man’s "wisdom" you not only become ludicrous, but irrelevant) 
DAILY MAIL
Church of England removes all references to Satan
NATIONAL POST
Church of England’s free fall continues with tasteless display of crucified drug addict
DAILY MAIL
Bishops impose ashes on commuters at stations and shops — Church of England bishops and priests took to the streets on Ash Wednesday to impose ashes on commuters. (I am astonished. The CofE has actually done something decent for once! Well done) 
THE TABLET
Inflation to rise "fairly sharply" as oil price effect wears off
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Islamist teenager found guilty of plotting to behead British soldier
DAILY MAIL
The New Britain: NHS gives condoms to pupils aged 13
 Underage teens handed contraceptive "credit cards" by schools, libraries and pharmacists  
DAILY MAIL
TESCO axe 10,000 jobs!
DAILY MAIL
Protestant and Catholic Church leaders plan Northern Ireland’s first truly catholic school
BELFAST TELEGRAPH
Pope 
Francis praises Scotland as "outstanding" example of religious understanding and cooperation
SCOTTISH CATHOLIC OBSERVER
EUROPE
Caritas: 1 in 4 Europeans risk poverty amid globalization of indifference
 — (I predict this ratio to become worse in the near future) 
RADIO VATICANA
Jewish graves vandalized in France
NEW YORK TIMES
What is it REALLY like for Jews in Paris: Shocking hidden camera footage shows journalist wearing a skullcap being spat at, called a "dog" and threatened as he walks the streets 
DAILY MAIL
French Catholic Church refuses to sign Charlie Hebdo free speech petition
CHRISTIAN TODAY
Copenhagen wakes up to New World Order as police roam streets
BLOOMBERG
Muslims plan "peace ring" around Oslo synagogue — (This actually looks promising) 
THE LOCAL
Tiny toy figure of Protestant reformer sells out in Germany
IJREVIEW
Greek icon of Christ has wept daily since country voted in Left-wingers
DAILY MAIL
ISIS could become the pirates of the Mediterranean
DAILY MAIL
Fighting persists in east Ukraine despite ceasefire
REUTERS
AFRICA
Egyptian martyrs refused to recant their faith 
— Then men who were slaughtered by ISIS on a beach in Libya cried "Ya Rabbi Yasou," meaning "My Lord Jesus." They were given the option to convert to Islam or die. Each one of them continued to proclaim Christ 
GOSPEL HERALD
Egypt’s Libyan nightmare
 — Without the backing of the international community, Cairo might repeat America’s bitter experience in Iraq 
i24
Libya coming under the control of ISIS
DAILY MAIL
"I am ready for martyrdom and will not leave" — The Italian Bishop of Tripoli has refused to leave the Libyan city in spite of the deaths of the 21 Coptic Christians, and has said that he is ready for martyrdom. When Bishop Giovanni Martinelli arrived in the country in 1971, there were 150,000 Christians, a number that has dwindled to only 300 
CHRISTIAN TODAY
Coptic Catholics consecrate first church in Sinai, against backdrop of martyrdom
CNAALETEIA
Islamic suicide bomber kills 38 in Nigeria
TIN
Child soldiers still being recruited in South Sudan
CHRISTIAN TODAY
Fears grow for two South Sudan pastors held by Sudanese Intelligence
ICH
MIDDLE EAST
150 killed in Syria
 — Battles in and around the Syrian city of Aleppo have killed at least 70 pro-government fighters and more than 80 insurgents 
REUTERS
"Iraqi Christians don’t have much time left" — Archbishop Warda, Catholic Chaldean Church 
CHARISMA
Plight of Middle East Christians is the greatest tragedy since World War II, says patriarch
CATHOLIC HERALD
Iran smuggling arms to its allies
BIN
Qatar recalls ambassador to Egypt over Libya strikes — (Qatar’s global support for Islamic extremism grows by the week) 
REUTERS
Saudi cleric rejects that Earth revolves around the Sun — (Err .. okay!) 
AL ARABIYA
Hookahs with image of Christ offend Jordan’s Catholics
CHRISTIAN TODAY
THE ISIS FILES
ISIS march 21 Coptic Christians along lonely Libyan beach, then behead them, because of their faith

DAILY MAILALETEIA
At least 35 more Egyptians kidnapped by ISIS affliate Ansar al-Sharia
IBT
Meet the only woman courageous enough to rebuke ISIS
DAILY MAIL
ISIS sprouting limbs — ISIS is expanding beyond its base in Syria and Iraq to establish militant affiliates in Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt and Libya. (I personally believe Libya, Egypt and Sudan will form a new Muslim "confederacy" in the times ahead) 
NEW YORK TIMES
ISIS publicly executes two "spies" and CRUCIFIES another as armed insurgents and young boys watch
DAILY MAIL
ISIS burns 45 people to death in al-Baghdadi
DAILY MAIL
ISIS threatens to send 500,000 migrants to Europe
DAILY MAIL
ISIS and gender equality — 14 year old girl sold 15 times between Islamist thugs 
THE GUARDIAN
ISIS arrests women for not covering her eyes sufficiently
DAILY MAIL
Non-Islamic musical instruments banned by ISIS
DAILY MAIL
ISIS planning US attacks — Egypt is warning it has intelligence revealing ISIS is planning a worldwide offensive this spring or summer that could reach targets within the United States 
WND
ASIA
Indian Muslim charged with murder after crushing security guard with his Hummer because he was too slow to open the gates on his driveway

DAILY MAIL
Flashback: The persecution of Christians by Hindus in 2012 
SAM SATHISH
FAMILY MATTERS
Americans want stricter abortion laws

ONE NEWS
500,000 pornographic images posted on Twitter every day
DAILY MAIL
Flashback: The soul-killing, family-destroying curse of pornography 
ALETEIA
A resource for parents wishing to protect their children from pornography
COVENANT EYES
Christian florist from Washington in jeopardy of losing home and business after refusing to supply flowers for gay wedding — (Freedom of speech/expression has all but been destroyed in America for Christians) 
CHRISTIAN NEWS
What the Church should do if the Supreme Court makes same sex marriage a right — There is an alternative to just giving up and giving in 
ALETEIA
Court rules Obama allowed to force Christian college to obey pro-abortion mandate
LIFE NEWS
ADDITIONAL
Untold story of American fortune hunter’s deadly Cold War battle with Soviet spies to recover ancient shrine that contains St John the Baptist’s bones

DAILY MAIL
John Bunyan’s "Pilgrim’s Progress" published 337 years ago this week
WND
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