Ireland: Catholic school stops state transgenderism

    Children's Minister O'Gorman wants 5-year-olds taught what it means to be trans. The Catholic Primary Schools Management Association - which represents 89% of Irish primary schools - says "no".


    "Forbidden to talk about Jesus": shock proposal in Israel

    An extreme right-wing Jewish party, in government, has proposed an anti-conversion law that specifically targets Christian missions. Immediate international protests, especially from the USA. Netanyahu promises to block it. But incidents of violence against Christians are growing.


    Lineker-BBC dispute, freedom in the West is a farce

    A ferocious tweet against the government on the issue of irregular immigration created a clash between a sports presenter and the BBC on freedom of speech, with a resounding victory for the former. But while newspapers and TV focused on this case, freedom of speech and thought was really taken away from those who fight to save children's lives and help mothers in need...


    Thanks to the FBI, Catholics discover their role in resistance

    The "confidential" document of the American Federal Police which considers anyone who follows the Mass in the old rite and prays the Rosary "dangerous extremists" has worked to galvanise them. Now they know they are the true soldiers on the front line in the fight against the terrorism practiced by the very state bodies once the government of the United States.

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    Taiwanese minister: "China persecutes Christians, even after Vatican agreement"

    "Not only the Vatican but the entire international community must think about religious freedom in China," says Taiwanese Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu in this exclusive interview for the Daily Compass. There is no sign the Vatican wants to break off relations with Taiwan. And the matter of religious freedom in China is a very serious issue because persecution continues, despite the agreement between Beijing and the Vatican.

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    Femen sacrilege in church: for ECHR is freedom of expression

    In Bouton v. France, the European Court of Human Rights unanimously ruled that the sacrilege committed by a Femen activist on 20 December 2013 falls under "freedom of expression". The woman, bare-breasted, in front of the tabernacle of the church of St Magdalene in Paris, simulated aborting Jesus and urinated. It’s the latest attack against the Catholic faith, justified on absurd grounds.


    Irish teacher challenges LGBT "war on pronouns"

    A Church of Ireland school teacher who refused to use gender neutral pronouns for a transgender student and went to school despite a court induction, has been jailed. "Religious freedom violated". The case will go to the High Court.


    The Spanish government declares war on Crosses

    The new law on Democratic Memory also targets the tallest cross in the world, located in Valle de los Caidos, from which Francisco Franco's body was also moved three years ago. The Benedictine monks will also have to leave, to turn the place into a democratic symbol. But this is only part of a war on all crosses in Spain. Protests from the bishops.

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    What we (don't) know about Canadian residential schools

    The debate on the Church's role in the forced assimilation of native peoples has been rekindled by the announcement of the discovery of burials, which are, however, only 'probable': to confirm hypotheses and accusations it will be necessary to dig (in the ground and in the archives). Admitting guilt does not mean avoiding questions about one's own responsibility, but also that of others. The Canadian government is vocal against the Church, forgetting that until yesterday Trudeau was fighting the indigenous people in court.

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    Nuns’ land donation repaid with hate campaign against Catholics

    A sensational case in Ireland: a valuable piece of land donated to the state by the Sisters of Charity in 2012 to construct a maternity hospital, has become a pretext for a vicious anti-Catholic campaign after abortion was introduced.


    Will Zen be sacrificed to maintain the China Accord? The Vatican’s Dilemma

    The Vatican’s strong reaction against Israel regarding the incidents during the funeral of the Palestinian journalist are in stark contrast with the Holy See’s approach towards China, after the arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen in Hong Kong. Their feeble statements betray a conception of diplomacy which is prepared to sacrifice the dignity of individuals on the altar of political objectives. Prominent Hong Kong figures are welcoming the Vatican’s abandonment of Cardinal Zen and all those who share his positions. 

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    «Hong Kong has been transformed into a police state»

    The President of the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences, cardinal Charles Maung Bo, speaks out following the arrest of cardinal Joseph Zen: «I express my profound concern about the threats to religious freedom in Hong Kong». «For the people of Hong Kong it is now increasingly difficult to speak out freely, so those of us outside Hong Kong who have a voice must use it on their behalf». «I call on Catholics and the wider Christian community around the world to pray for Hong Kong, especially for Cardinal Zen, on 24 May»