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James Asquith - published on 04/24/15

A Weekly Roundup of Religious and Political News

VATICAN CITY
"It makes no difference whether the victims are Catholic, Copt, Orthodox or Protestant. Their blood is one and the same in their confession of Christ"
says Pope Francis

 (This is the Catholicism of Christ)  
SHOEBAT
Francis calls on Christians everywhere to stand united with Jews in condemning Anti-Semitism
CHRISTIAN TIMES
"Francis is a modern-day St George fighting the forces of evil" — says Monsignor Guillermo Karcher, an Argentinian priest who has known the Pope for over 20 years 
RADIO VATICANA
Vatican celebrates Pope’s name day .. the Feast of St. George
CATHOLIC CULTURE
"Everyone loses when culture doesn’t care about marriage and family" says Pope Francis 
CNS
Pope to canonize the Apostle of California, Junípero Serra, in Washington ceremony on September 23
VATICAN INSIDER
NORTH AMERICA
Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s epic speech to the United Nations on Christian persecution

US Navy Chaplain ORDERED to stop praying in Jesus’ name — Appalling "Police State" attitude typifies America’s new anti-Christian style of government, observers say 
CHL
Religious freedom advocates claim "hostile work environment" for Christians in US military — (And they would be right, for the US military has indeed become aggresively anti-Christian in recent years) 
GOSPEL HERALD
Kirsten Powers blasts Obama for his silence on Christians thrown overboard by Muslims because they prayed to Jesus 
CHRISTIAN POST
"Barack Obama’s persecution of Christians is directly emboldening ISIS massacres abroad,"says the head of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins  
CHRISTIAN POST
The New America: Illegal immigrant charged with rape of 10 year old
WGNO
Is Maine moving towards Sharia compliance? 
BANGOR NEWS
"Killing Jews is Worship" posters will soon appear on NYC subways and buses
WASHINGTON POST
Nuns walk out of San Francisco Catholic School in protest of gay lobby
NCR
Pro-homosexual messages painted on churches in North Carolina
CHRISTIAN NEWS
Newsmax’s Top 100 American Christian Leaders
NEWSMAX
Just when you thought America could sink no lower: Chimpanzees given HUMAN rights. NY judge rules that two primates held at research lab are covered by same laws that govern people 
DAILY MAIL
The New America: Cop slams mother to pavement, knocking her unconscious in front of six year old daughter
IWC
Obama and 
Erdoğan to jointly open new ‘mega-mosque’ in Maryland — (Erdoğan called Obama to ask if he would jointly open the center, and Obama immediately agreed)  
ANADOLU
Police State America: California Bill would force Christian parents to vaccinate children against religious beliefs
CHARISMA
Obama being called "National Disgrace" for breaking promise and refusing to describe slaughter of Armenian Christians as genocide
CHRISTIAN POST
The New America: Brooklyn student praises ISIS
AMC
"My brother Barack Obama is dishonest and has abandoned our family"  — Malik Obama 
WND
McDonalds to close 700 stores having already closed 350 earlier this year — (I have mentioned [read my news summaries from last year] that 2015 would see an economic downturn in the US, potentially leading to a major economic "event") 
IWC
LATIN AMERICA
The world we’ve become: 
Sickening moment husband smashed new wife’s head 11 times on pavement before shooting her dead at point blank range 
DAILY MAIL
ISRAEL
Outrage over pending UN decision on Temple Mount
 — The UN is likely to adopt a proposal condemning and limiting, Jewish and Israeli activity in and  around the site of the Temple Mount — (This is certain to lead to conflict. Watch out!) 
BIN
Jew-hating Arabs rob, stab, then kidnap Israeli man, found bleeding in car trunk after police chase
JEWISH PRESS
Hamas says PA could be next pawns in Saudi-Iranian proxy war
FXN
Netanyahu to Israel’s neighbors: "Stop idolizing murderers, that’s not how you make peace"
JERUSALEM POST
"Next war with Hamas before end of 2015," warns former IDF Commander 
ARUTZ SHEVA
"I knew Jews arriving at Auschwitz would not be leaving,"says former SS guard

DAILY MAIL
Palestinians fire rocket into Israel as they celebrate Independence Day
JERUSALEM POST
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Does the Catholic Church Teach That Adam and Eve Are Myths? — Did Vatican II change the Church’s interpretation of the first chapters of Genesis?

Pope Francis and the Power of Humility — If you think you’ve got it, think again

BRITAIN & IRELAND
How British politicians are trying to buy the Christian vote

TELEGRAPH
BBC temporarily abandons anti-Christian agenda to produce astonishing documentary supporting truth
DISCLOSE
The New Britain: British Muslim student bans "whites" from cultural meeting 
DAILY MAIL
Cornwall’s only Catholic secondary cuts link with Church — The first Catholic free school in Britain is to cut its link with the Church 
THE TABLET
Bishop of Lancaster establishes two Personal Parishes for the Syro-Malabar Church in Diocese
CCIEW
"Why I’m giving up my academic career to become a nun"
TELEGRAPH
Irish bishops considering options over wedding ceremony officiating
CATHOLIC HERALD
Irish Presbyterian Church urges Christians to vote "NO" in gay marriage referendum
CHRISTIAN TODAY
New Bishop of Waterford installed in Ireland 
IRISH CATHOLIC
Eucharistic host desecrated in Dublin church
IRISH CATHOLIC
Is the Church of Scotland in terminal decline?
CHRISTIAN TODAY


Scottish priest named first Catholic principal of the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre
SCONEWS

EUROPE
The bloody truth about Turkey’s Christian genocide 
— Turkey’s blood-soaked depravity exceeded even today’s atrocities by the Islamic State 
DAILY MAIL
Muslims arrested for throwing Christians into sea
CHL
Greece orders raid on government coffers as cash dwindles
TELEGRAPH
Greece is "running on empty" — Deputy finance minister says country is on the verge of bankruptcy and unable to pay wages as tax HQ has its electricity cut off (And so the dominoes are about to fall!)  
DAILY MAIL
Church restaurant for the poor in France accused of damaging local business
CHRISTIAN TODAY
ISIS smuggling jihadists into Europe disguised as desperate refugees, warns Nato chief
EXPRESS
Turkey must apologize for Armenian genocide
DAILY STAR
Armenian Church canonizes victims of 1915 massacre by Ottoman Turks
DAILY MAIL
Islamic attack on Paris churches foiled by French police
ALETEIA
Priest found murdered on outskirts of Rome
CATHOLIC HERALD
German Catholics find Vatican family questionnaire "fixated on ideal image of family," says Bishops Conference 
THE TABLET
This is the Europe which the enemies of Christ have been working towards for decades: French Prime Minister "178 Catholic churches under police protection"
CATHOLIC CULTURE
Estonian Orthodox may be gravitating towards Ukrainian Catholic Church — (To our Estonian brothers and sisters in Christ, we say "welcome") 
CATHOLIC CULTURE
Italy’s quick-divorce law takes effect — (Italy has made a poor choice by endorsing this legislation) 
CATHOLIC CULTURE
AFRICA
Muslims burn 69 churches in Niger

CBN
Senior Islamic cleric endorses marital rape
CLARION
Boko Haram adopts ISIS religious cleansing strategy
CHL
"Boko Haram is spreading to Cameroon, while the world looks the other way" says Bishop Bruno Ateba of Cameroon — (Sadly, we are seeing that the leaders of the "New World" are not especially supportive of Christians) 
CNA
Nun, 86, gang-raped then murdered in South Africa — (The worldwide persecution of Christians continues) 
DAILY MAIL
Kenyan Catholic bishop says "stop playing around" on anti-Christian violence
CRUX
Somali Christian sacrifices all for Christ
CHL
MIDDLE EAST
Al Qaeda advancing towards Yemen’s oil fields

NEW YORK TIMES
"Iran cannot be trusted"— says former Secretary of State 
ARUTZ SHEVA
Iranian government delivers ultimatum to Pastor Saeed Abedini "Either convert to Islam or be imprisoned for life"
CHRISTIAN DAILY
"World is silent over missing bishops," says Syrian Christian leader — (It is a tragedy, but many goverments, it seems, could care less) 
CATHOLIC HERALD
Obama family pilgrimage to Mecca
SHOEBAT
THE ISIS FILES
Muslim executed by ISIS gave his life in solidarity with Christian friend 
— A Muslim executed by ISIS militants on the beach in Libya gave his life so as not to abandon Christian friend — (Can we call this true love? I believe so) 
VATICAN INSIDER
ISIS forces Eritrean Christian teens to recite Koran and watch beheading of other Christians
IBT
ASIA & AUSTRALIA
Hindus conduct repeat attack on Catholic schools in India

RADIO VATICANA
Christian persecution on the rise in India
MNN
Muslim gunmen open fire on Catholic school in Pakistan
CHRISTIAN POST
Pakistan: Muslim husband burns wife to death for leaving home without permission
SHOEBAT
Second Christian boy burned alive by Muslims in Pakistan
SHOEBAT
Islamic school bans children from sports due to fears over "losing virginity"
THE AGE
FAMILY MATTERS
All ethics discarded as Chinese scientists begin modifying human embryos

NATURE
Our sick and depraved world: 
University recruits teens to volunteer to abort babies for research
— (I hope the University of Hawaii and the University of Washington in Seattle feel ‘proud’ of themselves!) 
LIFE NEWS
Bullying, sexual pressures and the 24/7 online lifestyle puts schoolgirls at greater risk of emotional problems
DAILY MAIL
California pregnancy centers fight law forcing them to promote abortion
CHL
Controversial California sex-ed class spurs parental rights law — A controversial sex-education program at a California high school has provoked state lawmakers into proposing legislation that would increase parental rights over the content their students are exposed to 
CHL
To my gay brothers and sisters: God wants to give you something better than a homosexual lifestyle
CHRISTIAN POST
Five ways watching pornography is terrible for your romantic relationships
LIFE SITE
ADDITIONAL REPORTS
George Weigel explains how the BBC series Wolf Hall “proves, yet again, that anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable bigotry in elite circles”

DENVER CATHOLIC
"You cannot stop me," says African American pastor Creflo Dollar — (As with clerical abuse in the traditional churches, this sort of thing in the newer churches are why many never find faith) 
CHRISTIAN NEWS
The issue of public lands and the repercussions for American Indians
HIGH COUNTRY NEWS
5,000 years of religion in 90 seconds — (The timing of the birth of Hinduism, shown at the start, is disputed by historians) 
Our climate models are WRONG: Global warming has slowed
DAILY MAIL
ASQUITH’S COMMENTS
Let us be clear about such matters and not shilly-shally around like fools and worse. Priests who do not pray are not welcome in the Church, ever! You are what Christ describes as "false shepherds." Go and get a secular job, and don’t trip up on your way out of the Church!

Compromise will lead to the Church’s fragmentation and cause others to lose their faith.

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