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James Asquith - published on 04/10/15

Week Ending April 12th

VATICAN CITY
Pope Francis: “Children are never a mistake”

ALETEIA
Vatican newspaper publishes article decrying radical French secularism — 
L’Osservatore Romano has published an article denouncing the decision by RATP, France’s state-owned public transit company, to remove the words
“for the benefit of Eastern Christians” from 250 posters advertising a concert for persecuted Eastern Christians 
CATHOLIC CULTURE
"Those who abandon Vatican II are killing themselves" — Cardinal João Braz de Aviz 
NCRCNA
Pope Francis addresses the Patriarchal Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church
VATICAN NEWS
Francis sends rosaries and Easter cakes to Iraqi Christians
CNA
NORTH AMERICA
Conservative Christians in Indiana may have accidentally protected Wiccans’ religious right to plural marriage, drugs and nudity
 — ("Conservative" Christians are fighting for subscription to the Scriptural truths which have held America together since she became a nation. The options available are few, and everything would appear to be against them. We need to pray for one another during these times of endless battles) 
TDB
Obama rejects Netanyahu’s call for Iran to recognize Israel — This week, President Obama casually rejected the Israeli Prime Minister’s call for Iran to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist as part of US-led nuclear negotiations 
BREITBART
Left-wing politicians declare Indiana open for business after state caves on religious liberty
LIFE SITE
US and Iran already fighting over details of supposed nuclear "agreement"
THE BLAZE
JP Morgan CEO warns of Treasury shortage — (When outfits like JPM start saying things like this, you can be fairly certain that "something" is going to hit the economy) 
USA TODAY
The New America: A look at the lifestyle of America’s train-hoppers
DAILY MAIL
Obama criticizes "less-than-loving" Christians
WASHINGTON TIMES
“You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war”
SHOEBAT
Obama’s priority: Installing "LGBT" restrooms in the White House
POLITICO
Anti-Christian America: Journalists have an "anti-parenting bias," confesses NYT managing editor
CHRISTIAN POST
Dick Cheney declares Obama "Worst President America has ever had"
DAILY CALLER
Mother of Boston Marathon bomber says "America is the REAL terrorist"
DAILY MAIL
American priest named bishop of southern Italian Melkite diocese — A Melkite Catholic priest from the Eparchy of Newton, Mass., has been named to head a diocese in the southern Italian region of Sicily 
CNH
Chinese nuclear subs represent potential threat, says Admiral William Gortney of the US Northern Command
WFB
Fleas in Arizona test positive for THE PLAGUE after disease begins decimating prairie dog population 
DAILY MAIL
Police State America: Man sentenced to jail for overgrown lawn
IWC
First Church of Cannabis approved after Indiana’s religious freedom law was passed
WASHINGTON POST


New York Times runs Easter story suggesting resurrection didn’t happen
ALETEIA

Irish priest who changed Catholic tithing is remembered in Mobile as "beloved pastor"
ALABAMA

Intolerant America: Maine coach loses job over open letter to Obama
TUNDRA

Catholic Mass for single parents to be held April 19 in Metairie
NOLA

Rev. Robert Schuller dies at 88
CATHOLIC PHILLY

The New America: Gay sex is the new religion
ONE NEWS

Glenn Beck warns of coming Christian holocaust — "We said we would never let the world fall into such darkness again, and yet here we stand" 
CHARISMA

USA, 25% more priests in 2015
VATICAN INSIDER

Montreal Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte passes away aged 78
THE STAR

LATIN AMERICA
Murderous Mexico: 

15 police officers killed in ambush in western Mexico

REUTERS
US seeks extradition of suspect from El Salvador over murder of five Spanish Jesuits 
TODAY
Armed gang steals $8.5 million of gold from Mexican mine
BLOOMBERG
Church in El Salvador debates whether to make deal with murderous gangs
CRUX
Mass Catholic graves found in Mexico
ALETEIA
ISRAEL
Iran’s "zero breakout" sooner than later 
— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran’s breakout time for nuclear weapons production begins when the framework agreement is finalized, not in 13 or 14 years as President Barack Obama has said  
CBN
ISIS raids Palestinian camp and begins to fulfill Netanyahu’s prophecy — The Islamic State has taken control over most of a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria from a rival terrorist group in what is a major step towards confirming Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s warning that aspects of the Palestinian Authority would fall under the control of ISIS 
JEWISH PRESS
Jewish rabbi warns of troubling times ahead — Rabbi Amram Vaknin, who predicted the events of the Gaza flotilla and the Carmel forest fire in 2010, and Operation Pillar of Defense (2012) and Protective Edge (2014), warns that Israel is facing great judgment and potential danger at this time. Vaknin also predicted that the 44th US president would bring bloodshed to the Jewish people 
BIN
Obama mocks Netanyahu’s "Red Line" illustration with misleading and inaccurate graphic
JEWISH PRESS
Israelis pray for God’s blessing over nation 
ISRAEL TODAY
Muslims chase Jews off Temple Mount
JEWISH PRESS
Iran aiding Hamas to acquire attack drones
JERUSALEM POST
Palestinian terrorist stabs two Israeli solders in West Bank
AP
RUSSIA
Russia hacks White House

CNN
What ARE the Russians up to? — NATO fears grow over why "research vessels" sent by Moscow have taken over mothballed secret Arctic base in mountain hideaway 
DAILY MAIL
Poland to build watchtowers along border with Russia amid heightened tensions with Moscow
DAILY MAIL
Putin offers to increase cooperation with Greece in wake of failing Greek-EU relations
AP
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Kenyan Students Asked for Prayers Before al Shabaab Shot Them
 — Details emerge of victims of Holy Thursday attack
University Recruits Women and Girls for Late-Term Abortion Bleeding Experiment — Females as young as 14 have been recruited since October 

Progressives Spurn Science in Denying Emotional Harm Caused by Same-Sex Parenting — Gay advocates are going ballistic and ignoring the research

BRITAIN & IRELAND
Non-Christian Britain: 

Christianity now written off as fixation with "sky pixie"
 says Michael Gove — Christians in Britain are being cowed into hiding their faith for fear of being viewed as a “bigots” and “accessories to child abuse” or simply fools obsessed with “genuflecting before a sky pixie,” according to MP Michael Gove (I think this says more about the integrity of Britain’s members of Parliament than anything constructive about faith) 
DAILY TELEGRAPH
The Bishop of Banks! — Bishop joins effort to restore faith in UK banking system (It will take considerably more than one Anglican bishop to restore people’s faith in British banking. The world’s banking system (as some are aware) is utterly corrupt) 
FINANCIAL TIMES
Britain discovers 100 billion barrels of oil in largest onshore find in 30 years
DAILY MAIL
In contrast to Obama, Cameron praises Christianity at Easter 
ALETEIA
Islamic Britain: 
Attacks on Muslims will become specific hate crime in Britain
DAILY MAIL
Builder in Inverness finds full-length figure of Christ in a snapped scaffolding board
DAILY MAIL
Calls for Easter weekend dates to be fixed so it falls at the same time every year amid claims it would be a boost for the economy
DAILY MAIL
The New Britain: 
Study finds watching porn is "normal" for a shockingly high number of British children
LIFE SITE
Meet the cyber nun who has 15,000 followers on Twitter
MALVERN GAZETTE
Islamic Britain: 
British Islamic group with links to extremists boasts of its influence over some 30 seats in the UK’s upcoming election
DAILY MAIL


Anti-Christian Britain: 
Tribuanal rules against Christian employee who offered to pray for Muslim colleague 
CHRISTIAN TODAY

Sunderland priest cancels Easter Mass to watch football match — (As least now his congregation know where his priorities lie) 
CHRONICLE

British Muslim teens see ISIS thugs as "pop idols"
GUARDIAN

Cost of bank scandals hits £39billion — (Most of the world’s major banks are utterly corrupt)  
DAILY MAIL

Syria carries out assassination in London
DAILY MAIL

Church choir of landmark St. Peter and St. Paul’s in Suffolk quits in protest over sacking of music director
DAILY MAIL

The changing face of marriage in the Catholic Church
IRISH TIMES

Scottish Catholic Church faces major structural change due to unprecedented decline
CHRISTIAN TODAY

Major gathering of Catholic Church reform groups in Limerick next week
IRISH TIMES

EUROPE
Anti-Semitic attack in Ukraine

JERUSALEM POST
Romanian gang sold newborn baby for £6,500 and a BMW
DAILY MAIL
Muslim attacks Jewish leader with weighted chain in "moderate" Bosnia
JWO
Dutch football fans chant "Burn the Jews and send them to the gas chambers"
INDEPENDENT
Slovakia: Nun stabs boy in hand in attempt to demonstrate sufferings of Christ
METRO
Gunman kills judge and witness after going on rampage at court in Milan where he faced bankruptcy charges
DAILY MAIL
Roman plans for prostitutes upsets sex workers and Catholic Church
NPR 
AFRICA
The aftermath of Islam’s cowardly and wicked massacre in Kenya

DAILY MAIL
"Kenya’s cities will run red with blood," promises Al Shabaab
STAR TRIBUNE
Kenya: Armed guards protecting Easter congregations after Islamist attack — Kenyan churches used armed guards to protect their congregations over Easter after terrorists from Al Shabaab  
CHRISTIAN TODAY
Libyan diplomat slams Obama for letting country fall to terrorists
WASHINGTON TIMES
Chibok girls likely to have been slaughtered in Bama, says UN
TDL
Islamic terror group Boko Haram kill 24 after disguising themselves as clerics
CHRISTIAN NEWS
60,000 Nigerians flee Boko Haram for Cameroon
CATHOLIC CULTURE
More Egyptian Coptic Christians come under attack
NATIONAL REVIEW
Pastor’s daughter killed in Islamic attack on church in Nigeria
CHRISTIAN TODAY
Copt tells how Muslims beheaded his cousin in front of family
SHOEBAT
MIDDLE EAST
Iran transfers millions to Hamas for reconstruction of terror tunnels

JERUSALEM POST
“Iran today has become an empire, as it was throughout history, and its capital is now Baghdad in Iraq,” 
says senior adviser to Hassan Rouhan — Yes, you heard right, Tehran is declaring that Baghdad is its capital  
SHOEBAT
Iran Holocaust cartoon contest receives hundreds of submissions — Over 300 artists from Iran and countries such as France and China have sent entries for the openly anti-Semitic, holocaust-denying competition 
i24
Iran says Saudi-led airstrikes a "mistake" — (Look for rising tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia) 
AP
Iran deploys destroyer to Yemen amidst growing Iranian-Saudi tensions
USA TODAY
Yemen in throes of humanitarian catastrophe
RADIO VATICANA
THE ISIS FILES
Graves of 1,700 ISIS victims discovered in Iraq

DAILY MAIL
ISIS blows up historic Syrian Church at Easter
BREITBART
Interrogated then beheaded and crucified: Depraved ISIS militants execute four men accused of stealing
DAILY MAIL
ISIS launches English radio
AP
ISIS kill 52 (mainly police) in Iraq
CNN
ASIA & CHINA
Christian journalists being targeted in Pakistan 

VATICAN INSIDER
Hundreds of fishermen race to be rescued from remote Indonesian island after being held captive to catch fish for Western restaurants
DAILY MAIL
Three millions pilgrims visit Philippine shrine during Holy Week
INQUIRER
Our cruel world: Chinese boy aged 9 whipped by adoptive mother
DAILY MAIL
FAMILY MATTERS
Pope says children are never a mistake 
— Children are never a “mistake” and no sacrifice is too great for an adult to make so that children can feel their worth, Pope Francis has said 
CATHOLIC HERALD
New British law plans to protect children from online sleaze
DAILY MAIL
More teens using long-acting birth control
WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Obama calls for end to gay conversion therapy — (What Obama actually wants is for an end to gay conversion, period) 
ALETEIA
ADDITIONAL REPORTS
Muslim population projected to almost match Christian by 2050
 — The world’s Islamic population is growing so rapidly that by 2050, the number of Muslims will be nearly equal to the number of Christians 
WSJ
Huge increase in foreign fighters joining terrorist groups worldwide
TOWNHALL
Ayaan Hirsi Ali proposes 5 changes to Islam that could help lead its religious reformation
CHRISTIAN POST
"Are You Muslim or Christian? Death to Christians!"
RAYMOND IBRAHIM
Bible replaces God with name of rapper Kanye West
GOSPEL HERALD
Why Obama’s all-out attack on Christians should concern you 
CHARISMA
The systematic economic destruction of American families
IWC
A slow-motion Christian genocide: We can’t ignore it anymore — Yet again the world is presented with the horrific specter of human butchery and barbaric savagery perpetrated by radical Islamist jihadists 
CHRISTIAN POST
An atheist stops in for Easter Mass at suburban Roman Catholic church
GATEWAY
Behold, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Hidden Gem of the Midwest
CPC

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