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Duterte faced global condemnation in September 2016 when he likened his crackdown on drugs to Adolf Hitler's genocidal drive in World War II

Duterte Tells Catholic Bishops: ‘I Want to Kick Your Ass’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened violence against any Catholic bishop or priest present at remarks he delivered Tuesday, described by local media as “another directionless speech that targeted his usual enemies.”

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Philippine Bishops Call for Three-Day Fast After Duterte Says God Is a ‘Stupid Son of a Bitch’

The uneasy relationship between the Catholic Church and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took a turn for the worse on two weeks ago when the notoriously foul-mouthed Duterte referred to God as a “stupid son of a bitch.” On Monday, the association of Philippine bishops called for three days of fasting and prayer in response to not only Duterte’s remarks but also the extreme violence of his drug war.

Portrait of Christopher Columbus, 1519. Found in the collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Artist : Piombo, Sebastiano, del (1485-1547). (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Columbus Defenders Launch Campaign to Defend Against Antifa and KKK

Catholic organizations are fighting to protect Columbus Day against Antifa and similar groups, pointing out that calls for abolishing the holiday are rooted in the same anti-Catholic bigotry that, in part, gave rise to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

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Freedom House: Religious Persecution in China Has ‘Intensified’

A new report from Freedom House entitled The Battle for China’s Spirit: Religious Revival, Repression, and Resistance Under Xi Jinping argues that persecution of Christians and other faiths has intensified under the current Chinese president, Xi Jinping.

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Report: Asian-Americans Drifting from Republican Party

A new report from the National Asian American Survey reveals that Asian-Americans are continuing to drift away from the Republican Party after decades of staunch support as the party’s most reliable ethnic minority group.

Republican vice-presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, gestures as he gives a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Pence Calls on Hillary Clinton to Denounce Staffer Slam of Evangelicals, Catholics

LYNCHBURG, Virginia — Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence called on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to denounce staff emails critical of evangelicals and Catholics, referring to new Wikileaks revelations, as he spoke to thousands of students at Liberty University Wednesday.

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Macy’s Fires Catholic Over Transgender Bathroom Incident

A senior store detective at Macy’s has been fired from his job after he intervened when a female customer reported that a man entered the women’s bathroom. After he was asked to leave the restroom, the man complained saying he believes he is really a female. The woman and her daughter were frightened by the man’s presence.

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Catholic Bishops Plan ‘Dialogue’ With Islamists

An influential Catholic bishop will speak on a panel tomorrow in San Diego with a representative of a Muslim organization that has been tied to a secret jihad-funding operation in Texas. Bishop Robert McElroy, Diocese of San Diego, is speaking

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Pilgrims Celebrated Thanksgiving Because Only 60% Died

The Pilgrims suffered a 60 percent death rate in their first year at Plymouth. The remaining 53 Pilgrims and 90 locals celebrated “Thanksgiving,” because their losses were actually relatively low.