From every global hotspot
"Blood of martyrs will bring new ecumenical era"
says Francis CATHOLIC HERALD
Lay Catholics should be involved in politics, Pope saysCATHOLIC 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 concertCRUX NORTH AMERICA
ISIS supporters involved in Baltimore riots?
Dog infects humans with plague for first time in USABC 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! YTV Christians soon to become America’s "hated minority," warns James DobsonWND Dear American Christian, "Prepare to be treated like first century Christians in Rome" CHRISTIAN POST Police State America: Christianity on brink of becoming criminalizedCHRISTIAN POST America Against Christ: The discrimination against Christians continuesCHRISTIAN NEWS The New America: Muslim Miami Police Chief disrespects US flagTOP 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 riotsCBS 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 decadeBREITBART New York Rabbi receives Papal knighthoodCBS Patricia Jannuzzi made no apologies for the Church’s hard teachings – and neither should weLIFE SITE Christian woman in California issued with licence plate of the anti-ChristAOL 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 rebuildCHRISTIAN POST Biggest outbreak of bird flu in US historyREUTERS 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
While Satanic torture takes place in Ukraine (see Europe section) the work of the devil is uncovered in MexicoDAILY MAIL "God has not abandoned us," says Chilean bishop after volcano eruptionCNA
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"
"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 HeightsJERUSALEM POST "Moderate" Malaysia hosts Hamas training camps FRONTPAGE
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 prayerICN 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 SNPTHE TABLET
If the Sexual Revolution has so fully won in Germany, its bishops should go to October’s Synod with ashes and beg forgivenessLIFE SITE Islam to become mandatory in German schoolsSHOEBAT Germany’s youngest bishop takes bold stand for marriage
— (Well done Stefan) LIFE SITE
German police foil Islamist attack ahead of Frankfurt cycle raceNEWS 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
Turkey re-opens smaller Hagia Sophia as mosqueHURRIYET Turkey’s Erdoğan gives clue on new governance policy: "Obey state or perish"ZAMAN Satanism very much alive in UkraineSHOEBAT 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
Three arrested over rape of nun in South AfricanIOL Coptic Orthodox leader denounces Egyptian court decision on divorceCATHOLIC CULTURE
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 princeAP Car bombs kill 21 in IraqABC
THE ISIS FILES
ISIS warns that those who refuse Islam will die like Ethiopians in LibyaCHL 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 Men executed by Indonesia praise God with their dying breathsCHARISMA China’s one-child policy is designed to "divide and conquer"CBN
LGBTQQIP2SAA: The latest acronym of the gay communityCHARISMA Daughters of lesbians tell Supreme Court that "gay marriage" violates children’s rights and causes harmCHL 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
GoFundMe shuts down second Christian account
— (The persecution against Christians in America continues) CHRISTIAN NEWS
Watch what you watch: This show is even more crude than "Desperate Housewives"CHARISMA
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.