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Baldisseri’s ‘Evolution of Dogma’ vs St. Pius X’s Oath Against Modernism

Compare and contrast.

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Baldisseri: Pope Francis Approved Controversial Midterm Relatio

As Joe Biden would say, this is a big %^&* deal.

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Cause of St Thérèse of Lisieux’s sister is opened

The Catholic Herald UK reports:

A French bishop has officially opened the beatification Cause of Léonie Martin, the sister of St Thérèse of Lisieux. Bishop Jean-Claude Boulanger of Bayeux-Lisieux opened the diocesan stage of the Cause on Saturday at a Mass at the Monastery of the Visitation in Caen, north-west France, where Léonie lived from 1899 until her death in 1941, aged 78. Léonie, who took the name Sister Françoise-Thérèse when she entered religious life, now has the title “Servant of God”. Léonie, the third of the five surviving children of the Martin family, had a difficult childhood. According to a website dedicated to her life, she was often ill, was physically abused by a maidservant, was expelled from school and was isolated within the family. She attempted to enter religious life three times before she was accepted at the monastery in Caen.
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Jindal: "Our God Wins" and Islamic Terrorists "Going Straight to Hell"

I'm always hesitant to declare the eternal fate of anyone's soul but I've got to give Jindal points here:

Louisiana’s Republican governor, Bobby Jindal, who converted from Hinduism to Christianity, said that as the New Testament makes clear, “our God wins, He beats death, He beats Satan,” and Jindal also challenged Muslim leaders to publicly denounce radical Islamic terrorists by name, telling the world that these persons are “not martyrs” and that they “are going straight to Hell.”
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NPR Boosts Far-Left Critics of California's 'Founding Father,' Soon-to-Be Saint

Tainting history.

NPR's Jasmine Garsd spotlighted the critics of Pope Francis's move to canonize Franciscan friar Junipero Serra in a Wednesday article on the public radio network's website. Garsd zeroed in on how "Native American activists" claim that Father Serra, who founded several missions in present-day California in the 1700s, was "an accomplice in the brutal colonization of natives." The correspondent cited one such "activist" who claimed that "Serra turned a blind eye to the abuses Native Americans suffered."
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A great article from Roberto de Mattei

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Ten Signs You're in the Process of Potty Training....

Another great one from Sherry:

10) There are M&M's in the freezer for more than one day. (I've made the error of preemptively consuming the prize when in the midst of potty training and boy does that conversation with the toddler go down hill fast). This is chocolate I am not even VAGUELY tempted to eat. 9) Endzone dances after success are allowed, though I try to shorten them. It's quite a treat to hear "I did it. I did it. Yeah Oh Yeah Oh Yeah!" through the bathroom door. 8) She says after one accident, "I want to quit." and you have to summon your inner "Nothing is over until we say it's over" motivational speech.
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Bozell: Pro-Life Protesters Don't Count

Only leftists need apply for media coverage. Thank goodness for blogs.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters descend on Washington every January to "March for Life," protesting the horror of more than a million abortions in America every year. Every year the "news" outlets report next to nothing, even when their reporters are there documenting the event as their cameras film it. This year, the turnout was among the strongest ever, with estimates as high as half a million people. The visual of wave after wave marching to the Capitol to demand action, with banners, flyers and flags; with an ocean of those supposedly disinterested millennial cheering and praying; with babies everywhere. It was a breathtaking sight. Except virtually no one watching the networks ever saw it. CBS gave the story a paltry 15 seconds. NBC "News" blacked it out entirely. So too did ABC "News." Liberal journalists have made it perfectly clear over the years that only radical leftist protesters count. In fact, two or three of them together matter more than hundreds of thousands of social conservatives. The "problem"? You could argue that social conservatives march peacefully, prayerfully, with no violent clashes with the police and no destruction of property, and since it doesn't bleed, it doesn't lead.
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Gay Pol to Out Infidelities of Pro-Traditional Marriage Lawmakers

Wait, I thought "outing" was bad. And it really is stupid because just because a man or woman fails to live up to a vow doesn't negate the importance of the vow.

This sounds like “outing” in reverse. A gay state lawmaker in Alabama is sick and tired of hearing conservatives preaching about family values and is planning to air some dirty laundry if they don’t stop. Alabama’s only openly gay legislator is putting her anti-gay colleagues on notice: If they keep espousing family values rhetoric as a reason to oppose marriage equality, she’ll start making their marital infidelities public. “I will not stand by and allow legislators to talk about ‘family values’ when they have affairs, and I know of many who are and have,” wrote state Rep. Patricia Todd (D) on Facebook over the weekend, as reported by the TimesDaily in Alabama. “I will call our elected officials who want to hide in the closet out.”
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Meet Joshua Johnson, Baton Rouge's rapping, youngest Catholic priest who 'never liked' church as a kid

Check it out yo.

A young Catholic priest who enjoys rap music had a few confessions about his faith and his music: He didn’t like the Catholic Church as a youth, and he doesn’t want to simply be known today At 27, the Rev. Joshua Johnson, of Christ the King Catholic Church at LSU, is the youngest priest in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Johnson is in his first year as a priest after trying for years to run from his calling to minister in the Catholic Church. “I was raised Catholic, but I just never liked the Catholic Church growing up. I thought it was boring, and I didn’t understand it,” said Johnson, a native of Baton Rouge who recently garnered a measure of renown on YouTube and social media for his rapping talent. He hosts the hip-hop show “Tell the World” on Catholic radio.
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Campus Party Scene Encourages Sexual Assault

The Cardinal Newman Society reports:

The typical college “campus culture”—which often features underage drinking, illicit drug use, and widespread promiscuity—bears a significant connection to rising rates of sexual assault, Amber Marshall recently argued in Cabrini College’s student newspaper The Loquitur. Marshall cited a 2012 study from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health which “reported that nearly 60.3 percent of full-time students were current drinkers, 40.1 percent were binge drinkers, and 14.4 percent were heavy drinkers.” Additionally, “22 percent of full-time college students currently use illicit drugs, which consist of narcotics, stimulants, depressants (sedatives), hallucinogens and cannabis.”
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Pro-Life Leaders Call for Renee Elmers Ouster

Get rid of the lying liar.

On a usually happy and even triumphant day, pro-life leaders found themselves angry at a vote in the U.S. House that never happened. Much of the talk today at the annual March for Life, that likely brought close to 500,000 mostly young people to Washington DC, was about how House leaders canned a bill that would have banned abortion after the 20th week of gestation, the point at which an unborn child is said to feel pain. Much of the anger was directed at Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, who, as reported by Breitbart News, organized a group of female House members to block the vote on a bill that leadership had promised to pro-lifers.
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‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It in My Entire Life’: Photos of the Massive Pro-Life March

The Blaze reports:

A massive wave of anti-abortion demonstrators hit the streets of the nation’s capital Thursday for the 42nd annual March for Life.
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Kevin D. Williamson Writes a Note to House Republicans

This is great. Worth a read.

A note to House Republicans: Today is the 42nd anniversary of the decision in Roe v. Wade. I never need reminding of which anniversary it is — it’s always the same as my age. I was one of those who entered the world through a pregnancy of the sort we call “unplanned,” though as a Hayekian type I do not object to being the “result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.” I was born about three months — call it a “trimester” — before Roe.
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This is So Hilarious and Kinda' Sad.

He desperately wanted Times readers to know he reads To Kill a Mockingbird to his infant.

The New York Times profiles Cody Keenan, Obama’s speechwriter. Even for a classic “sweetener” piece, it’s pretty obsequious. Particularly given the fact that Obama’s speeches — and speechifying — are the most overrated in modern memory. For instance, Obama dubs Keenan “Hemingway.” But that’s not the funny part. Maybe Obama is being ironic, like calling a big guy “Tiny.” Or maybe Keenan just loves The Old Man and the Sea. I don’t know and don’t really care. Frankly, I’d never heard of Keenan until this story. It’s this part (in bold below) that causes the reader to stop short:
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Bible Scripture Found Hidden in Mummy Mask Could End Up Being the Oldest Gospel Ever


The discovery of a small papyrus fragment containing words from the Book of Mark could end up being the earliest copy of a Christian gospel on record, according to experts. The biblical text, which came from Egypt, was reportedly placed on a sheet of papyrus before the document was recycled and used to create a mummy mask.
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Tanning salon or abortuary – which one gets inspected more?

Those UV rays are very dangerous. But slicing up the unborn inside a mother's womb, that's nothing.

An Illinois pro-life group is calling for lawmakers to correct a wrong related to abortion clinics. Zender Though state law requires the health department to inspect abortion mills anytime it deems necessary, Emily Zender of Illinois Right to Life tells OneNewsNow it is "appalling how the Illinois Department of Public Health can look the other way while Illinois' abortion clinics are providing substandard medical care." "We have found that on average, 40 percent of the clinics in Illinois have gone between 14 and 17 years without a health inspection," she reports. "And abortion clinics in Illinois are only being inspected an average of once every nine years." As a result, Zender laments that "women have been maimed, they've been infected with diseases, and they have died in substandard clinics."
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When Catholic Homeschoolers Get Lonely

Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character

Many homeschooling parents face the pain of seeing their children suffer from loneliness because they either live in an area with few other homeschooled children, or because they (the parents), are unable to find companions for their children who would not be detrimental influences. More than Academic When Catholic parents make a decision to homeschool their children, the reasons for doing so should be more than just academic. When people ask me the question, “Why do you homeschool your children when you could be pursuing a career, bringing in a second income, and enjoying some of the ‘extras’ in life that a little more money can buy?” my first response is always the same, “I am making this sacrifice in order to preserve my children for Christ and for the Catholic Church.”
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Kenyan bishops call for no more tetanus vaccines until further tests

They believe it's part of a mass birth control program on the sly.

Bishops say vaccines must be 'appropriately tested and proven to be safe' Kenya’s bishops have insisted that “no further mass tetanus vaccination campaigns” should take place in the country until the “vaccines have been appropriately tested and proven to be safe.” The January 14 statement signed by all of the bishops followed a recent report that one-third of the vials of the tetanus vaccine tested contained a hormone linked to birth control. At the direction of the bishops, the vials were tested at five different laboratories in Kenya. The government rejected the results, citing poor methodology. The Ministry of Health said it tested 10 vials and found them to be free of the hormone.
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Wait. The CCHD Funded Organization That Assists in Growing Marijuana?

This would be comical if it weren't so sad.

For Fiscal Year 2014-2015, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development provided a $50,000 grant to the California Center for Cooperative Development (CCCD) through the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, California. Summary of Problems •CCCD promotes the legalization of marijuana, and is facilitating the production of marijuana
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Catholic Bishop on SCOTUS: ‘Hard to Imagine How Essential Meaning of Marriage ... Could Be Declared Illegal’

CNS News:

The archbishop referred to the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling “on whether a state may define marriage as the union of one man and one woman” as “the most significant Court decision since the Court’s tragic 1973 Roe v. Wade decision making abortion a constitutional right.” “It’s hard to imagine how the essential meaning of marriage as between the two sexes, understood in our nation for over two hundred years, and consistent with every society throughout all of human history, could be declared illegal,” he said in a statement released through the USCCB.
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Someone Up There Was Looking Out For This Man…

You have to see this pic. Amazing.

Maybe not a “Sunday Smile” exactly, but certainly very fortunate that everyone survived this horrible accident… A massive highway accident in eastern Oregon involving approximately 100 people and 26 cars, left 12 people injured Saturday. Heavy winds and fog, combined with icy road conditions on the stretch of Interstate 84, resulted in a dangerous mix for drivers causing three separate collisions, primarily with semi trucks.
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Science, God and the Improbablity of Life

Eric Metaxas takes a lot of heat for suggesting maybe God created the universe. I know. Shocking, right?

This past Christmas, the Wall Street Journal ran an essay of mine entitled “Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God.” The content will be familiar to those who have read my latest book, “Miracles,” or heard me talk about it here at BreakPoint. I noted that the initial euphoria over the possibility that there were a septillion -- that’s one followed by 24 zeros -- planets capable of supporting life in the universe was followed by the sober fact that such planets, never mind evidence of extraterrestrial life, are exceedingly rare. That’s because science has learned just how “fine-tuned” the universe has to be in order to support life of any kind, never mind intelligent life. As I wrote in the Journal, “Today there are more than 200 known parameters necessary for a planet to support life—every single one of which must be perfectly met,” or our existence would be utterly impossible.
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Tony Perkins: "Religious Liberty on Collision Court with Sexual License"

It's funny how the new rights seem to trump the old ones.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Perkins refuted the argument that same-sex marriage does nothing to harm heterosexual marriage: "Religious liberty has been placed on a collision course with sexual license because of a handful of unelected judges and lawyers," Perkins said. "The American people have a right to speak on this...The court should respect the voice of the people."
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History of Modern Man Unravels as Scholar is Exposed as Fraud

Stop questioning scientists. They know best. Even when they're totally making it up.

Flamboyant anthropologist falsified dating of key discoveries It appeared to be one of archaeology's most sensational finds. The skull fragment discovered in a peat bog near Hamburg was more than 36,000 years old - and was the vital missing link between modern humans and Neanderthals. This, at least, is what Professor Reiner Protsch von Zieten - a distinguished, cigar-smoking German anthropologist - told his scientific colleagues, to global acclaim, after being invited to date the extremely rare skull. However, the professor's 30-year-old academic career has now ended in disgrace after the revelation that he systematically falsified the dates on this and numerous other "stone age" relics.
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Newsweek Throws The First Stone


Kurt Eichenwald's irresponsible story on the Bible didn't even pretend to mask an agenda.
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Pope Canonizes Covert Priest: ‘Each Individual Must be Free...to Seek the Truth'

CNS News reports:

Pope Francis today canonized Saint Joseph Vaz, an Indian priest who traveled to what is now Sri Lanka in the 17th century to covertly serve persecuted Catholics there and to proselytize the Catholic faith. In his sermon at the canonization Mass, which he celebrated in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the pope stressed that all people have a right to seek the truth and to openly express their religious convictions.
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Stop Lying. Media Are Censoring Charlie Hebdo Out Of Fear Of Islam

They laughably say it's religious sensitivity.

With straight faces and an apparent belief that we’d all forgotten the media coverage we’ve been subjected to in recent decades, editors and executives at many media outlets claimed this week that their well-established respect for religion prevents them from showing images that Muslim extremists have used to justify murderous terrorism. Nobody believes this. Absolutely nobody on earth believes that American journalists operate with deference toward Baptists, Mormons or Catholics, much less an abundance of deference to same. The Episcopal Church? Sure. Nuns on the Bus? Absolutely. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright? Maybe. But even that’s not about religious deference so much as political tribalism.
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A Catholic Student’s 4 Ways to Evangelize a College Campus

Start with the Beautiful.

Listers, college students are not only searching for jobs. Underneath all of the career recruitment and empty promises of radical individualism and liberation, there is a restlessness that resides in their hearts. Speak to many who live and work on college campuses across the country, and they will tell you that there is an uneasy anxiety amidst the student population. Students are like sheep without a shepherd, searching for true meaning and authentic relationships in their lives. These young men and women are also searching for something much greater and they do not even know it. They are in search of Christ and His Church. So how can we, as faithful Catholics, bring the love of Christ and the beauty of our faith to our peers? St. Peter’s List offers four ways of evangelizing on college campuses:
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Loyola Chicago to Host Abortion Loving Journalist Who is a Tool

Does Loyola just not care at all anymore? I mean, even a little?

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), despite its Catholic identity, is set to host a pro-abortion rights journalist, who once thanked God for abortion on television, as the keynote speaker of the Jesuit university’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on January 21. The journalist Touré will deliver a speech entitled “How Racism Functions Today” at the Jesuit institution. He took the occasion two years ago—on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade—to promote his support for abortion rights on a broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Cycle.” During the show, Touré recounted the story of a past girlfriend’s abortion and how it “saved [his] life.”
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10 Dead Giveaways You’re a Catholic College Student

EpicPew has this funny list. This is a student at a faithful Catholic college, not G'town or DePaul:

1. You planned your spring schedule to easily accommodate March for Life: 2. The doodles next to your notebook look like this:
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Man Awakens After 12 Years in Vegetative State: "I Was Aware of Everything."

“I cannot even express to you how much I hated Barney.”

In the 1980’s, 12-year-old Martin Pistorious became seriously ill with what doctor’s believed was Cryptococci Meningitis. His health started deteriorating and Martin lost his ability to move, make eye contact and even speak to others. His doctors told his parents, Rodney and Joan Pistorious, to bring him home and let him die. They told them he was as good as a vegetable. However, he didn’t die. Joan said, “Martin just kept going, just kept going.”
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Texas Pro-Life Law Prompts Judges to Weigh Health Risks of Abortion to Women

What? This judge isn't overturning the will of the people on a whim? Outrageous!

In the latest challenge to Texas’ so-called “pro-life law of the century” (passed as H.B. 2), last week a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard the case Whole Woman’s Health v. Lakey. Abortion providers, including Whole Woman’s Health Clinic in McAllen, Texas, sued the state to keep key provisions of H.B. 2 from being enforced. The law passed the Texas House by a bipartisan majority of 96-49 and was signed into law on July 18, 2013.
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100 Millions Reasons You Should Worry About Anti-Christian Persecution

EWTN reports:

The number of persecuted Christians in the world has topped 100 million, according to a new report that says even non-violent persecution of Christians has increased, amid continuing violence. “Even Christian-majority states are experiencing unprecedented levels of exclusion, discrimination and violence,” David Curry, president of the California-based Open Doors USA, said Jan. 7.
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Bishop Ricken Issues Statement Strongly Opposing St. Norbert’s Invite to Gloria Steinem


Bishop David Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay released a statement today at The Compass News expressing his “strong disapproval” of the decision of St. Norbert College to host pro-abortion rights speaker Gloria Steinem for a presentation this April, as first reported by The Cardinal Newman Society. The College, located in De Pere, Wis., is planning to host and give a platform—reportedly about domestic violence—to Steinem during a week-long residency by another abortion-rights activist, Bell Hooks. Despite her conspicuous support for abortion rights, Steinem was described as “a key historical figure and founder of the women’s movement” in the St. Norbert press release.
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Catholic Owned Medical Company Wins Against HHS Mandate

Good news.

Autocam Medical LLC, has won a federal court ruling that declared it does not have to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s so-called “abortion pill mandate” as part of its employee health care coverage. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker falls in line with last summer’s U.S. Supreme Court landmark ruling in which Hobby Lobby won its appeal against the Affordable Care Act.
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Episcopal Church to host Planned Parenthood celebration on Roe v. Wade anniversary

Sad news.

A Wichita church will be hosting a celebration of abortion for Planned Parenthood. St. James Episcopal Church will celebrate 42 years of abortion with Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid Missouri on January 22, 2015 for their Chili for Choice.
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Has Stanford Discovered a Cure for Alzheimers?

I know it's just mice but it could be an amazing breakthrough.

Alzheimer's could be prevented and even cured by boosting the brain's own immune response, scientists at Stanford University believe. Researchers discovered that nerve cells die because cells which are supposed to clear the brain of bacteria, viruses and dangerous deposits, stop working. These cells, called 'microglia' function well when people are young, but when they age, a single protein called EP2 stops them operating efficiently.
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Girlfriend Says Police Officer Forces Her To Have Abortion Then Beats Her

Another instance of pro-abortion violence against women that will be totally ignored.

North Charleston police officer was placed on administrative leave after allegations of criminal domestic violence were levied against the officer. According to department officials, Officer Sierra Shivers was placed on unpaid leave while the department conducts its investigation. Officials did not release details about Shivers’ time on the police force.
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Steve Harvey on Atheists: "They're Idiots"

Dude makes me wanna watch Family Feud.

Emmy Award-winning TV host and best-selling author Steve Harvey advises women not to date atheists because you don’t know where the man’s “moral barometer” is, and says that as far as someone not believing in God, “well, then, to me you’re an idiot.”
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Mother threatened with potential child abuse for showing pro-life film to her kids

Disturbing news from Live Action. But let's face it, this seems to be the way things are going, right?

A few days before Christmas, a U.K. mother of two reached out to Christian radio show program Stand Up For Truth with a plea for prayers and support. She had been notified that Child Protection Services would be contacting her because she had permitted her children to watch the pro-life documentary 180. The controversy began when the mother (who wishes to remain anonymous) included Gospel tracts and a card advertising the 180 movie in party favor jars for a Christmas fair. She distributed these favors at the Church of England Primary School her children attend, and where she was employed at the time. The U.K. mother noted in her letter to the radio program:
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Third Priest Killed in Mexico

Drug gangs killing priests.

A priest was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head, his diocese said Friday, marking the latest in series of abductions, attacks and highway robberies against Roman Catholic clerics in an area of southern Guerrero state dominated by drug cartels. Rev. Gregorio Lopez Gorostieta is the third Catholic priest to have been killed in the region this year, and the first to die since the federal government launched a special, stepped-up security operation in the area following the disappearance of 43 teachers' college students three months ago.
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The Atlantic Discovers Jesuit Rebranding

NRO reports:

Jesuit universities are “rebranding” themselves, according to this piece in The Atlantic. While they still have to “fall in line with the Church as a whole,” they are also “places where young adults are encouraged to think critically.” Translation: Georgetown, Boston College, Holy Cross, and the 25 other Jesuit institutions of higher education in the United States have begun to value intellect, just like their secular counterparts, though they find themselves handicapped by constraints that the heavy hand of Rome places on their academic freedom.
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NFL TIght End Offers Three Keys to Family Leadership

Pretty right on stuff.

Happy Thanksgiving! Immediately after the holiday, I will be headed to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers. It is a true blessing to play in the NFL; however, one of the hardest parts is traveling away from my family. Several months ago, we went to West Virginia for training camp. We stayed at The Greenbrier resort. During the Cold War, it had an underground bunker for government officials in the event of nuclear war. Above ground, it has hosted 26 Presidents, the PGA Tour, and won multiple awards, including the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award.
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Rocker Alice Cooper: The World Belongs to Satan

Dude's a Christian. Who knew?

Alice Cooper, the shock-rock megastar who makes Marilyn Manson look like a choir boy, stopped his hard-partying ways and returned to his Bible Christian roots in the late 1980s and today, still hugely popular and touring, says he isn’t shy about discussing his faith, says his early songs always warned against choosing evil, and contends that the world we live in “doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to Satan.”
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