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Pope Francis’ Song and Dance with Islam

Raymond Ibrahim, “Killing in the name of God is satanic”… but… Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.  Pope Francis recently made some ostensibly refreshing remarks.  During an early morning Mass in memory of Fr. Jacques Hamel—the 85-year-old priest who was slaughtered by Muslims while conducting mass in his church

‘Study, pray, vote,’ Pope tells Americans ahead of elections

Pope Francis on Sunday advised U.S. Catholics who feel they are torn between two imperfect candidates for president to study and pray before they vote and to make sure to follow their conscience. During his traditional, freewheeling in-flight news conference with reporters on the plane returning from Azerbaijan, Francis was asked how he would counsel

Pope proclaims ‘dispenser of mercy’ Mother Teresa a saint

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, known as the “saint of the gutters” during her life, was declared a saint of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Francis on Sunday, fast-tracked to canonization just 19 years after her death. Tens of thousands of pilgrims packed St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican for a service to honor the

Mother Teresa: The Saint of Mercy for our time

John O’Callaghan, There is no mercy from a distance, because there is no friendship from a distance.  It is fitting that Mother Teresa is being canonized in the Jubilee Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis.  It is hard not to believe that John Paul, in first beatifying her, and now Francis in canonizing her,

Democrats, you have failed Hispanics, too

Samuel Rodriguez, Now that both the Democratic and Republican conventions have come to a close, it seems like an appropriate moment to take a deep breath and reflect. We have the first woman as a presidential nominee for a major political party and a former reality TV star and billionaire political outsider who shocked the

Murder of French priest brings ISIS’ long-threatened war on Christians to Europe

The barbaric murder of an elderly French priest Tuesday shows ISIS has made good on its chilling two-year-old pledge to bring its war on the West into the very sanctuaries of Christianity, experts told Shouting “Allahu Akbar,” the radical Islamist killers slit the throat of 85-year-old Jacques Hamel  and critically wounded one other person

Pro-Abortion Tim Kaine Is No ˜Pope Francis Catholic’

Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. Hillary Clinton may have made a fatal strategic miscalculation in naming pro-abortion U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate by sealing faithful, pro-life Catholics’ opposition to her ticket. The Washington Post rushed to paint Kaine as a “Pope Francis Catholic,” suggesting that the Senator’s mastery of Spanish and pro-immigration stance

Enough is enough, Pope Francis should resign

Adam Shaw, Pope Francis’s three-year-old papacy, marred by controversy from the beginning, has hit a new low. After Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected to succeed Pope Benedict XVI in 2013, he quickly justified his reputation as an unconventional character who put himself on both sides of an argument with vaguely worded pronouncements. From his “Who

Pope Francis’ Jihad on Christianity

Raymond Ibrahim, Disturbing pronouncements on the faith from the Vicar of Christ. The man known as the “Catholic Pope” and the “Vicar of Christ”—but who in light of what follows is probably best referred to by his real name, Jorge Mario Bergoglio—recently gave an interview demonstrating why “so many people think he is the anti-Christ.”

Is Corporate America going Catholic?

Is Corporate America converting to Catholicism? Pfizer recently restricted the use of its drugs in executions. And Alphabet, one of the most valuable companies on earth, banished payday lenders from the temple of search. In reality, it’s not a Damascene shift so much as a series of easy moral stances that have the added benefit of