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Pope to Homeless: “Mi Casa es Su Casa;” How Iran is Taking Over Middle East, and More…

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James Asquith - published on 03/27/15 - updated on 06/07/17

Asquith's News Tips: A weekly roundup of news stories you don't want to miss

VATICAN CITY
Francis tells homeless visiting Sistine Chapel "this is your home"

RADIO VATICANA
Brother of beheaded Briton shares interfaith witness with Pope
VATICAN NEWS
More Catholics, but fewer nuns and priests in the future
CRUX
It would be "anti-Catholic" to let bishops’ conferences decide doctrine — Cardinal Müller 
CATHOLIC HERALD
Francis to meet Obama on Sept 23
ALETEIA
Franics overwhelmed by nuns
CRUX
NORTH AMERICA
Obama downplays Iran’s "death to America" remarks while taking increasingly aggressive stance towards Netanyahu
 — (By now, those who do not harbor anti-Jewish/Israeli sentiments, and who have their eyes wide open, would need no more convincing that Obama’s track record reveals a clearly pro-Islamic and anti-Israel attitude) 
WASHINGTON TIMES
Obama says YES to Iran nuclear development — (A decision which I believe will be remembered as being the catalyst for nuclear conflict in the Middle East) 
BREITBART
New World Order: Feds asking banks to contact police when customers withdraw $5,000 or more — (It’s time we opened our eyes to what is
actually hapening around us) 
IWCWND
Wall Street’s Warren hate could hurt Democrats
REUTERS
America becoming less Christian with each passing day
CHRISTIAN DAILY
Obama cites "success" of Obamacare in its 5th year, saying some people wouldn’t be alive today without it — (In Britain we have a word called "tosh" and which perfectly describes Obama’s statement on this matter) 
CHRISTIAN TIMES
Explosion in New York destroys buildings
BBC
Drug related HIV outbreak in Indiana
TIME
Senators raise new concerns about CIA-aided cellphone tracking — A powerful bipartisan pair of senators are pressing the Obama administration over the development of spy tools that mimic cell towers in order to track people’s cellphones 
THE HILL
Left-leaning liberal media burying Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal to protect Clinton
BREITBART
Grazie Pozo Christie argues that
San Francisco 
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has become “a victim of the New Intolerance” — (And I would agree) 
NATIONAL REVIEW
Surge of unscreened Muslims to flood America
WND
US military to operate undetected among civilian population
IWC
America’s continuing moral decline: As report details DEA sex parties
ABC
Gay money no good in Indiana
TDB
The New America: Police implement new policy to treat everyone as criminals. When a cop stops you, your hands must go up
IWC
A grave problem: New Jersey ban on religious headstone sales could violate constitution
CNA
Sisters of Life and Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo set sights on Archdiocese of Denver
CNA
Faith leaders decry persecution of Canadian Christians — A group of Christian leaders chose Parliament Hill to warn that religious freedom in Canada is under deadly attack 
LIFE SITE
LATIN AMERICA
Archbishop Roberto González Nieves of San Juan has called for a referendum on same-sex marriage in Puerto Rico

FNL
ISRAEL
White House chief of staff calls Netanyahu comments "very troubling"
 — (What is truly troubling is the apparent lack of understanding which seems to permeate the White House, with regard to Middle East politics generally, and Israel specifically) 
JERUSALEM POST
Obama’s revenge: In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced, to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent
— (This serves as the perfect example of elevating personal feelings above global stability)
ARUTZ SHEVA
Amnesty International accuses Palestinians of war crimes during Gaza conflict
JERUSALEM POST
The EU’s planned attack against Israel: Leaked report outlines 40 suggestions to sway Israeli policy
YNET
Palestinian children: "Boycott Israel by killing Jews"

JEWISH PRESS
RUSSIA
Russia’s return to Nicaragua causes concerns

McCLATCHY
Russia questions Britain’s claim to the Falklands as garrison reinforced — Extra Chinook helicopters and new missile system to be deployed, as Russia likens islands debate to Crimea 
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Putin says Western intelligence services aiming to destabilize Russia
VOA
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Conversion of Muslims to Christianity in Morocco Raises Ire
 — "When a church grows too large it must be split into two in order to avoid attracting attention” ​
Gay Couples Couldn’t Demand Business Services Under Indiana Bill — State’s lower chamber approved the legislation Thursday; gays allege discrimination

A Must Watch: An Iraqi Girl’s Powerful Testimony — On the run from ISIS, she shows us what Christian faith is

BRITAIN & IRELAND
Shameful Britain: Drunken Jew-haters attack London synagogue

DAILY MAIL
Church of England appoints first female diocesan bishop — (Another sad day for Britain’s traditionalists who are now the most marginalized group within the church) 
CHRISTIAN TODAY
Preacher fined for preaching God’s word
CHRISTIAN NEWS
London Catholic school believes government order threatens its identity
CNA
Ecclesial Surreality: Cardinal chastises priests for publicly supporting Church teaching
CWR
More … Shameful Britain: Head teacher referred to special needs pupils as "road kill and freak show"
DAILY MAIL
Thousands support Belfast bakery taken to court for upholding Scriptural values
CHRISTIAN TODAY
Seven cathedrals to benefit from First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund
CCIEW
500 priests in England and Wales sign letter in support of defending Church’s stance on marriage
CATHOLIC VOTE
Confusion in Ireland as "marriage equality" referendum approaches — Changes in ambiguous wording, tepid warnings from Catholic bishops, and deep concerns about children are part of the tense lead-up to May 22nd vote (PLEASE pray for the Church in Ireland as this vote approaches) 
CWR
St. Patrick’s parish celebrates 150 years in the town of Kilsyth
SCOTCATH
Scottish Catholics mourn the passing of Bishop Goltok
SCOTCATH
Kirk says Scotland is failing its young people
COS
EUROPE
Our sad new world: When those committing suicide take 149 others with them

DAILY MAIL
"Breaking the curse" over Germany came at a hefty price for this Christian, now persecuted for her bold stand for Christ
BCN
Leave Facebook if you don’t want to be spied on, warns EU
GUARDIAN
German cardinal says bishops unfit to lead Church against secularism — (Couldn’t agree more) 
THE TABLET
Major power outage hits European city of sin
JERUSALEM POST
Turkish cartoonists sentenced to year in jail for insulting Erdoğan
ZAMAN
AFRICA
400 women and children kidnapped by Boko Haram

REUTERS
Mass grave with 100 bodies (many with heads  missing) discovered in Nigeria
DAILY MAIL
Suicide bombers kill 5 and wound 20 in Libya
MIAMI HERALD
Hundreds of thousands starving in Madagascar
CHINA POST
MIDDLE EAST
On the brink of a new Middle Eastern catastrophe: Saudi Arabia sends war planes into Yemen in a terrifying clash with Iran leaving region at boiling point

DAILY MAIL
How Iran is taking over the Middle
East
FISCAL TIMES
Iran’s 
Khamenei calls for "Death to America"

NCRI
Iran isn’t providing needed access or information, says nuclear watchdog — (My prediction is that irrespective of any agreements Iran may voice compliance with, they will by no means relent from the "full throttle" pursuit of their nuclear program. In other words, if Iran is not physically restrained, they will develop a nuclear weapon) 
WASHINGTON POST
US withdraws all troops from Yemen — (Q: If you wanted to "advance" a specific cause, say encourage a rouge regime, what is one way of achieving this? A: Abandon those who are under attack by this regime, thus supporting the regime’s efforts) 
INQUISITR
Syria accused of unleashing fresh chlorine gas attack: World’s chemical watchdog
"seriously concerned" as Assad regime accused of further war crimes 
DAILY MAIL
THE ISIS FILES
ISIS recruits 400 children to become "Cubs of the Caliphate" for beheading training

CHL
ISIS threatens to burn 21 men alive on Kurdish holiday of Newroz
GOSPEL HERALD
ISIS blows up the homes of ten Christian families after demolishing fourth century monastery
CHRISTIAN POST
ASIA & CHINA
Gunmen open fire on Pakistani church

THE TABLET
Armenian church vandalized with pro-genocide graffiti
ZAMAN
How Indonesia uses Burmese slaves in fishing industry
DAILY MAIL
Chinese pastor given one-year sentence for defending church against demolition
ALETEIA
"The medicine of mercy will renew the Church in China" says Bishop Paul Cunguo 
VATICAN INSIDER
FAMILY MATTERS
How America’s current administration is funding sin: $1.5 billion of taxpayers’ money given to one pro-abortion organization

CBN
Woman throws flaming "Molotov Cocktail" at pro-life prayer group
CHARISMA
Parents protest Catholic high school’s pre-approval requirement for Prom dresses
CHRISTIAN TIMES
Mary Wagner inspiring pro-lifers worldwide
CWR
Children’s book promotes abortion to kids — A three-year-old named Lee defends the abortion of his sister in a new children’s book by an author with her own “ghost sister”  
LIFE SITE
ADDITIONAL REPORTS
Now algorithms decide whom we should hire

NPR
Drug-resistant TB could kill 75 million people over the next 35 years
DAILY MAIL
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