Author Archives: Fr Stephen Smuts

About Fr Stephen Smuts

TAC Priest in South Africa.

2,700-Year-Old Phoenician Shipwreck Discovered

Discovery News: An international team of researchers has discovered the remains of a Phoenician ship that sunk in the waters off the island of Malta around 700 BC, Maltese authorities announced this week. One of the oldest shipwrecks found in … Continue reading

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Iron Dome At Work

Israel’s Iron Dome defense system does its job, intercepting 15 terrorist rockets at once.  

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Photo Essay: Rockets, Rockets, Rockets…

The Jewish Press: Rest here. HT:  Our Irish Anglican  

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Rules for Troll Handling

Via Route 5:9 Ah, internet trolls. They can be found in their natural habitat all over the world wide web from the comments sections of YouTube, Reddit, and CNN to Christianity Today and The Gospel Coalition. If you’ve ever spent any … Continue reading

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James Foley’s Last Letter Home

Which comes via released hostages: The family of the kidnapped American journalist killed by Islamic State militants last week have posted a letter they say he sent while in captivity, via a fellow hostage. James Foley was unable to write … Continue reading

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Terrorists Disguised as Nuns

DSS issues alert: The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned the general pub­lic to be wary of persons of questionable charac­ters who may disguise in Catholic Church Reverend Sisters’ regalia to perpe­trate heinous crimes on innocent citizens. According to … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Donates $1 Million to Iraqi Refugees

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has given $1 million as a personal contribution to help Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq who have been forced from their homes, according to his personal envoy to the country. Cardinal Fernando Filoni, … Continue reading

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Images Surrounding the Crucifix

Catholic Exchange. Q: I have a very old crucifix which has a skull and crossbones at the bottom of the cross. What does that mean? Also, what does INRI mean? I have heard people pronounce it as though it were … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid — I Am With You!

This portion of Scripture, I shared in Church today. Powerful… 1 Israel, the Lord who created you says, “Do not be afraid — I will save you. I have called you by name — you are mine. 2 When you … Continue reading

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California Persecuting Christians

(One News Now) – Romanian Christians are familiar with persecution in their home country but they didn’t expect to encounter it in America. The Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church struggled to find a place to worship in California. After finding … Continue reading

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