Pope Francis visits the Austro-Hungarian cemetery in Fogliano Redipuglia in north eastern Italy to pray and pay a tribute to the fallen on the battlefield to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Pope's WWI tribute, infused with personal ties, hints we are in WWIII

We need to shed our apathy, he says, near a place where his grandfather died in battle

Teachers must affirm Catholic teaching in California diocese

Teachers must affirm Catholic teaching in California diocese

The Santa Rosa School Board is moving forward with the mandatory contracts

Newly married couples watch as Pope Francis leads his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 10.

Couples with kids, cohabitating are among those married at papal Mass

Pope Francis married several Catholics couples publicly known to be 'living in sin'

Pastor Behnam Irani: facing the death penalty in Iran for 'spreading corruption on Earth.'

Death penalty for Iranian pastor 'spreading corruption on Earth'

Behnam Irani, in prison for six years for holding a Bible study, faces 18 new charges

A few ISIS fighters on parade: When the Caliphate starts pumping out stories of women soldiers and brothel managers some wonder if they are running out of men.

How British jihadist 'madams' are running ISIS Iraqi slave brothels

Also, an all-female Al-Khanssaa brigade has been assigned to guard Raqqa, Syria

Senator Ted Cruz: He was asked to focus on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

Cruz, Jews, and Boos

Did Christians hound Ted Cruz off the stage? Not exactly. Here's what he said.

A civilizational response may be emerging to confront the threat of jihadism on behalf of the forces of pluralism and peace.

Father Raymond J. de Souza: Signs of hope in the Arab world

Christians have not been able to unite sufficiently to decry persecution, until now

Christian singer Danny Gokey delivers 'Hope in Front of Me'

Christian singer Danny Gokey delivers 'Hope in Front of Me'

A refreshing music video reminder that we can't make alone but we all have hope

Newly married couples watch as Pope Francis leads his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 10.

Couples with kids, cohabitating are among those married at papal Mass

Pope Francis married several Catholics couples publicly known to be 'living in sin'

The pope, who is the bishop of Rome, presided over his first wedding ceremony as pontiff during a nuptial Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Sept. 14.

The event, which saw 20 couples from the Diocese of Rome celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage, was organized by the vicariate of Rome.

"Tho...

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Teachers must affirm Catholic teaching in California diocese

Teachers must affirm Catholic teaching in California diocese

The Santa Rosa School Board is moving forward with the mandatory contracts

The Santa Rosa Diocese’s contract addendum by which teachers at Catholic schools will affirm their acceptance of Catholic teaching is reportedly still on track for implementation.“There is no intention not to do this [and] it will happen at some point,” said the communications director for the Sa...

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Common Core math standards are 'dumbing down' students, study finds

Common Core math standards are 'dumbing down' students, study finds

US colleges will be forced to either lower standards or take in more foreign students

According to a new report published by the Boston-based research group Pioneer Institute, the Common Core math standards will not prepare U.S. students for advanced math classes that, consequently, will see lower enrollments. This situation, the report’s authors say, will ultimately lead to a dum...

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Surrogate babies in Thailand

The more we discover about the surrogate baby biz the uglier it gets

In the world of unregulated buying and selling of children it seems anyone can do anything

The recent case of baby buying which made headlines around the world is still being played out. You will recall the appalling story of a Perth couple who changed their minds midstream, leaving one twin baby left behind in Thailand with his surrogate: baby Gammy.

Well, the story keeps getti...

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Screen grab for GoFundMe's abortion money drive for 'Bailey' (last name unknown)

GoFundMe explains why it shut down woman’s fundraiser for her abortion

Her attempt to raise $2500 for an abortion was stopped by the crowdfunding site last week

LifeNews.com broke the story last week about a woman who was using the crowdfunding web site GoFundMe to raise money for her abortion. Now, more information has surfaced as to why the web site put the kibosh on the fundraiser.

People around the world use the GoFundMe web site and it’s norm...

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Senator Ted Cruz: He was asked to focus on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

Cruz, Jews, and Boos

Did Christians hound Ted Cruz off the stage? Not exactly. Here's what he said.

Two days after he left the stage at a hotel in Washington, Sen. Ted Cruz’s appearance at a major conference for persecuted Christians in the Middle East was the talk of the conservative blogosphere

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Pope Francis visits the Austro-Hungarian cemetery in Fogliano Redipuglia in north eastern Italy to pray and pay a tribute to the fallen on the battlefield to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Pope's WWI tribute, infused with personal ties, hints we are in WWIII

We need to shed our apathy, he says, near a place where his grandfather died in battle

Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning “war is madness” at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed in World War I.

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Obama's man friendly with the Muslim Brotherhood steps down

Obama's man friendly with the Muslim Brotherhood steps down

After 'inappropriate' web posts Mohamed Elibiary resigns from U.S. Homeland Security

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.

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No religious freedom, no democracy, Congress told

No religious freedom, no democracy, Congress told

U.S. must enforce its pledge to protect freedom of faith, says religious rights champion

Thomas Farr, Director of the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University, presented he following testimony before Sub-Committees of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, September 10, 2014.

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Painting of soldiers plundering a farm during the Thirty Years' War which killed eight million Europeans: the Middle Eastern states of Sykes-Picot born in the last century are starting to implode in a similar fashion.

Is the Middle East entering a new Thirty Years' War?

Latest Middle East turmoil harkens back to conflicts that devastated 17th-century Europe

One hundred years ago Sunday, the "war to end all wars" broke out in Europe. Two years later, in 1916, anticipating the defeat of the Ottoman Empire, Britain and France negotiated the secret Sykes-Picot Agreement, dividing the Middle East into spheres of influence.

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A few ISIS fighters on parade: When the Caliphate starts pumping out stories of women soldiers and brothel managers some wonder if they are running out of men.

How British jihadist 'madams' are running ISIS Iraqi slave brothels

Also, an all-female Al-Khanssaa brigade has been assigned to guard Raqqa, Syria

Thousands of Iraqi women are being forced into sex slavery in brothels run by a 'police force' of British women jihadis, it has been reported.

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Pastor Behnam Irani: facing the death penalty in Iran for 'spreading corruption on Earth.'

Death penalty for Iranian pastor 'spreading corruption on Earth'

Behnam Irani, in prison for six years for holding a Bible study, faces 18 new charges

A Christian pastor in Iran who is already serving six years behind bars is facing the death penalty for ‘spreading corruption on Earth’ through his Christian witness and activities.

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Fighters from the Islamist Misarata brigade fire towards Tripoli airport in July.

Catholics 'trapped and helpless' in Libya after Islamist gains

Tripoli's Christians hide in their homes for fear of being abducted, says Franciscan vicar

Catholics in Libya have been left “afraid and unprotected,” local Catholic leaders said, after Islamist militants seized Tripoli and Benghazi, forcing the country’s elected parliament and government to flee.

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What about behavioral and spiritual arguments against vaccines?

What about behavioral and spiritual arguments against vaccines?

Giving the HPV vaccine to young people is a mixed message at best

As we can see from Tuesday's post and the response to it, it's not necessarily clear what we mean when we say "science" or "medicine." So let's put science and medicine aside entirely for a moment, and let's focus on two arguments against vaccines that I keep hearing -- arguments which don't appe

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The text was written on the back of a fragment of a grain tax receipt

Ancient 'Last Supper' papyrus gives glimpse into early Christianity

Researchers claim it was used as a protective charm during a Christian Eucharist liturgy

A 1,500-year-old papyrus charm thought to be "the first ever found to refer to the Last Supper and use magic in the Christian context" has been discovered in the vaults of a Manchester library.

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