Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Monday 19 April |
Saint of the Day: Pope Saint Leo IX
home iconNews
line break icon

NewsTips: A Weekly Roundup of the Stories You Might Have Missed

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

James Asquith - published on 05/03/15

From every global hotspot

VATICAN CITY
Raúl Castro meets papal envoy
VATICAN INSIDER
"Blood of martyrs will bring new ecumenical era" says Francis 
CATHOLIC HERALD

Francis appoints commission to reform Vatican media
CATHOLIC HERALD
Lay Catholics should be involved in politics, Pope says
CATHOLIC CULTURE
"Is the fear of failure causing young people to avoid marriage?"
 asks Pope Francis  
CNA
Vatican to put poor and homeless in VIP seats at upcoming charity concert
CRUX


NORTH AMERICA

ISIS supporters involved in Baltimore riots?
IBT

Dog infects humans with plague for first time in US
ABC


Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s speech at the US Capitol in Washington
— As with his speech last week at the UN, this is something you don’t want to miss!
Christians soon to become America’s "hated minority," warns James Dobson
WND
Dear American Christian, "Prepare to be treated like first century Christians in Rome" 
CHRISTIAN POST
Police State America: Christianity on brink of becoming criminalized
CHRISTIAN POST
America Against Christ: The discrimination against Christians continues
CHRISTIAN NEWS
The New America: Muslim Miami Police Chief disrespects US flag
TOP RIGHT
Nashville sex club seeks to bypass local regulations by becoming a "church" — (The re-labeling exercise undertaken by this sin-ridden den of iniquity, is similar to the strategy of politicians in their wording of government bills and legislation) 
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Police told to stand down during Baltimore riots
CBS
Surge in persecution of American Christians
CHRISTIAN POST
Police State America: "Surrender your religious liberty and freedom of speech, or face personal and professional ruin"
WND
The New America: Deportations under Obama lowest in decade
BREITBART
New York Rabbi receives Papal knighthood
CBS
Catholic teachers in New York threaten strike

CATHOLIC CULTURE
Patricia Jannuzzi made no apologies for the Church’s hard teachings – and neither should we
LIFE SITE
Christian woman in California issued with licence plate of the anti-Christ
AOL
Is urban unrest coming to a town near you?
WND
"Satan wants our city": Baltimore Pastors ask God to intercede in riot-stricken town, collaborate with gang leaders on ways to rebuild
CHRISTIAN POST
Biggest outbreak of bird flu in US history
REUTERS

Thank God for little victories! — Students and parents at a Louisiana middle school are rejoicing after a lunchtime rally convinced school officials to return the words "In God We Trust" to the school’s marquee 
BCN
LATIN AMERICA
Mexican cardinal laments nation’s corruption and violence

CATHOLIC CULTURE
While Satanic torture takes place in Ukraine (see Europe section) the work of the devil is uncovered in Mexico
DAILY MAIL
"God has not abandoned us," says Chilean bishop after volcano eruption
CNA
ISRAEL
The new Jewish-Christian alliance
 — In a period in which Jews and Christians have a common enemy in the form of radical Islam, Israeli officials should understand the great potential of building relationships with the Catholic Church 
YNET
Kerry: "Netanyahu’s Iran ‘mythology’ not going to happen" —  
ALGEMEINER
"Iran wants nuclear weapons to foster extremism," Iranian opposition leader tells US — ( 
TIMES OF ISRAEL
Jihadists at the border: Operatives loyal to ISIS seen near the Golan Heights
JERUSALEM POST
"Moderate" Malaysia hosts Hamas training camps 
FRONTPAGE
RECOMMENDED ON ALETEIA


The Attack on San Francisco’s Archbishop Cordileone: Who’s Behind It and Why?

 — An Interview with Father Joseph Fessio of San Francisco and Ignatius Press
If You’ve Given Yourself Totally to Me, I Give Myself Totally to You — Sr. Mary Fidelis talks about her calling

The Man Who Launched a Theological Revolution — In 1915 Swiss Pastor Karl Barth transformed Protestantism

BRITAIN & IRELAND
Westminster Abbey affirms Prophet Muhammad as "The Chosen One"

CHRISTIAN TODAY
Catholic girls school warns that sex outside marriage could "destroy soul" — (So predictable, as the secular media takes another swipe at the Church. If you want your children to embrace the "values" of contemporary society, then don’t send them to a Catholic school!) 
TELEGRAPH
British Baptists and gay marriage: will it split the denomination? — (This issue has already fractured many churches, and will continue to do so, until there is a clear separation between those who uphold Scripture as sacrosanct, and those who do not) 
CHRISTIAN TODAY
Cardinal Nichols invites parishes to join new national network of prayer
ICN
The battle Britain’s Christians need to fight
CATHOLIC HERALD
First pagan "church" for Northern Ireland — (But why must the government classify them as a ‘church’ instead of a religious organization? It often seems to be the case that Christian descriptions for clergy, ceremonies, celebrations and places of worship, are used by those who oppose Christianity) 
BELFAST TELEGRAPH
Changing of the Catholic votes in Northern Ireland?
CWR
Northern Ireland’s health minister resigns after backlash over remarks criticizing gay parenting — (It shouldn’t be necessary to resign for expressing an opinion. Where is tolerance, where is democracy, where is freedom of speech?) 
LIFE SITE
The close relationship between Scottish bishops and the SNP
THE TABLET
EUROPE
If the Sexual Revolution has so fully won in Germany, its bishops should go to October’s Synod with ashes and beg forgiveness

LIFE SITE
Islam to become mandatory in German schools
SHOEBAT
Germany’s youngest bishop takes bold stand for marriage — (Well done Stefan) 
LIFE SITE
German police foil Islamist attack ahead of Frankfurt cycle race
NEWS ASIA
Dutch court allows family to euthanize incapacitated 80-year-old woman despite doctor’s protest — (Basically this dear woman’s family consigned her to death, and the Dutch government agreed) 
LIFE SITE

Belgian bishop: Ruling against archbishop could spur claims for damages — A Belgian bishop said the president of the bishops’ conference urged Catholics to respect a court judgment against him for failing to act on allegations of abuse 
CNH
Muslim widow fights to undo Sharia law in Greece
CHRISTIAN EXAMINER
Turkey re-opens smaller Hagia Sophia as mosque
HURRIYET
Turkey’s Erdoğan gives clue on new governance policy: "Obey state or perish"
ZAMAN
Satanism very much alive in Ukraine
SHOEBAT
Armenian church seeks return of historic headquarters — The Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, one of the two most prominent sees in the Armenian Apostolic Church, has filed a lawsuit in Turkish court in order to gain the return of its historic headquarters, which include a cathedral and monastery 
CATHOLIC CULTURE
AFRICA
Three arrested over rape of nun in South African

IOL
African bishops report the arrival of radical Islam in Benin
CATHOLIC CULTURE
Coptic Orthodox leader denounces Egyptian court decision on divorce
CATHOLIC CULTURE
MIDDLE EAST
Iran fires on cargo ship in Gulf
 — (The increasing instability surroundning Iran) 
DAILY MAIL
"Iran is the godfather of ISIS," explains Maryam Rajavi 
CBN
Iran trying to buy nuclear technology in violation of sanctions — (Those trusting Iran and supporting America’s current policy direction in this matter are likely to be exposed as having made a catastrophic error of judgement) 
WORTHY
Muhammad bin Nayef named Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince
AP
Car bombs kill 21 in Iraq
ABC
THE ISIS FILES
ISIS warns that those who refuse Islam will die like Ethiopians in Libya

CHL
The Christians who are defying ISIS
CHRISTIAN TODAY
ISIS demands $23 million for release of Assyrian Christians
CATHOLIC HERALD
ISIS bombs Assyrian and Armenian Churches — ISIS has bombed two churches in Syria, the St. Odisho Assyrian Church in Tel Tal and the St. Rita Tilel Armenian Church in Aleppo 
AINA
ASIA & CHINA
Hindu extremists attack in Assam State, India depletes village of Christians 
— (The global rise of persecution against Christianity continues) 
MSN
Four Muslims rape Christian girl in Pakistan
Men executed by Indonesia praise God with their dying breaths
CHARISMA
China’s one-child policy is designed to "divide and conquer"
CBN
FAMILY MATTERS
LGBTQQIP2SAA: The latest acronym of the gay community

CHARISMA
Daughters of lesbians tell Supreme Court that "gay marriage" violates children’s rights and causes harm
CHL
Screaming woman transported by ambulance from Illinois Planned Parenthood — (There is a spirit associated with these death clinics, and it is not the Spirit of God) 
LIFE SITE
ADDITIONAL REPORTS
How Scripture divides Christians on homosexuality

CHRISTIAN TODAY
GoFundMe shuts down second Christian account — (The persecution against Christians in America continues) 
CHRISTIAN NEWS
St. Catherine of Siena & The Thirst for Holiness
CATHOLIC EXCHANGE
Watch what you watch: This show is even more crude than "Desperate Housewives"
CHARISMA
ASQUITH’S COMMENT
If the Catholic Church would but dip its toe just a little more convincingly into the "pool of the Spirit," we wouldn’t be seeing these numbers leaving the Church. There is a part of me which feels this is a case of "just desserts," but the solution is to be found in encouraging diversity; especially when that diversity supports a return to the foundations of Catholicism. 

We see diversity in every area imaginable, except for Pentecostal Catholicism? If the curia are satisfied with seeing great numbers leaving our ranks, fair enough; but we, within our own communities, should not be satisfied with this situation, but should instead urge our leaders to embrace the needs of those who thirst for additional aspects of Scriptural spirituality. The solutions are numerous and uncomplicated, if we would but love our brothers and sisters with sufficient zeal to demonstrate that we treasure their fellowship.

For daily news updates visit our UK Facebook page
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
SPANISH FLU
Bret Thoman, OFS
What Padre Pio saw in the Spanish Flu of 1918
2
PADRE PIO
Philip Kosloski
Padre Pio’s favorite prayer of petition
3
MASS
Philip Kosloski
5 Essential things used at Mass and their symbolism
4
COUPLE
Cerith Gardiner
7 Joys to be had from a lengthy marriage
5
LOREN SCHAUERS
Annalisa Teggi
Amputee from the waist down is thankful every day to be alive
6
OSORNO
Brett Salkeld
How to vaccinate like a Catholic
7
RECONSTRUCTED CHRIST
Lucandrea Massaro
This 3D “carbon copy” of Jesus was created using the ...
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.