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Abortion Activist Threatens Student’s Life After Writing Pro-Life Column, Ohio State Ignores It

Ohio State University is coming under heavy criticism today for ignoring a threat an abortion activist made against a pro-life student after she published an article exposing the high percentage of abortions on black babies.

Madison Gesiotto wrote an article that appeared in The Washington Times, titled “The number one killer of black Americans.”

“You won’t believe what the number one killer of black Americans is. It isn’t heart disease, it isn’t cancer, it isn’t homicide and it isn’t motor vehicle accidents,” Gesiotto wrote. …

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‘His Holy Name Must Never Be Used to Justify Hatred, Violence,’ Says Pope

Nairobi, November 26, 2015     

“His holy Name must never be used to justify hatred and violence,” Pope Francis has said, stressing how important it to realize that the God we seek to serve is a God of peace. 

Speaking to leaders of other Christian faiths and other religions at the apostolic nunciature in Nairobi, the Pope made this strong statement, acknowledging “that the barbarous attacks on Westgate Mall, Garissa University College and Mandera are fresh in your minds.”

The Pope was referencing the series of terrorist attacks that have…

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Happy Thanksgiving! We Have A-Lot to Be Thankful For

We have so many things to be grateful for. No matter how dark our lives may get, God is always there and still loves us. When humanity seems to have left you, no longer cares or even hate you; you still have Jesus at your side. That alone is worth giving thanks.


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Lebanese Archbishop: We Have Always Known ISIS Is a Danger to the Whole World

Lebanon, November 24, 2015

A Lebanese archbishop has called on Europe to rethink the conflict in Syria following the attacks in Paris.

Speaking to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop Issam John Darwish of Zahle and Furzol in Lebanon said he believed the attacks in France were inevitable.

“We have always known that ISIS is a danger to the whole world. But Europe hasn’t taken it seriously,” he said. …

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Pope’s Morning Homily: Widows Are an Image of the Church Seeking to Stay Faithful

Rome, November 23, 2015

The Church remains faithful if she keeps her eyes fixed on Jesus, but she becomes lukewarm and mediocre if she seeks comfort in worldly things. That was Pope Francis’ message today as he reflected on the Gospel reading at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta. …

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Jesus is a Different Kind of King


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