Category: International Issues

Prayers for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370
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The Disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

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If this was a hijacking, time is critical.

Kidnapped Nuns Set Free in Syria
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Kidnapped Nuns Set Free in Syria

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Twelve nuns kidnapped by jihadists in Syria last December were set free yesterday (Sunday, March 9th). Patriarch Gregorios III, head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, broke the news to a team from Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), who had just arrived in Lebanon to visit projects supporting refugees from Syria. The Damascus-based […]

Winter Games in a Wintering Nation
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Winter Games in a Wintering Nation

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Reports of terrorist threats, human rights abuses, and general economic incompetency have already marred the opening of the 2014 winter Olympics. These failings in Russia represent the face of the greatest myth propagated this past half-century: that low-fertility creates a successful society. Population controllers lure countries into population control programs with the promise of nice […]

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Climate Change Deliberation

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We are asked to ignore the simplest hypothesis that the earth’s climate is ever changing.

Building the Wall in the Holy Land
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Building the Wall in the Holy Land

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A local Catholic expressed his hopes and concerns regarding the proposed building of a wall in the Holy Land that could result in Christian families losing their homes. Speaking on Monday, Jan. 27, with international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem hopes […]

Ukraine: Bishop Denounces Violence Against Protestors
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Ukraine: Bishop Denounces Violence Against Protestors

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According to a local bishop, the “brutal” crackdown on demonstrators in Ukraine is acting as a recruitment agent for the protest movement. “It is hard to imagine a more prayerful [protest] in 21st century Europe,” says Bishop Gudziak,describing the country as being engaged “in a battle for dignity.” Bishop Borys Gudziak, Eparch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic […]

Kenyans Defeat Western Effort to Expand Abortion
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Kenyans Defeat Western Effort to Expand Abortion

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Rebecca Oas, Ph.D also contributed to this article. When Kenyans voted on a new constitution in 2010, a massive publicity campaign – heavily funded by the Obama administration – assured voters it would not legalize abortion. In fact, “Life begins at conception” is in the constitution. But the Constitution also allowed abortion in certain circumstances. […]

Appeal from Syria's Catholic Leader Ahead of Geneva Peace Conference
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Appeal from Syria’s Catholic Leader Ahead of Geneva Peace Conference

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The leader of Catholics in Syria has issued an urgent appeal to the faithful in Syria, and people throughout the world, to pray for the success of this week’s Geneva II peace conference to be held in Montreux, Switzerland. Damascus-based Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III has called on every Syrian Catholic, whatever their circumstances, […]

Why the Baby Kidnapper Shouldn’t Die
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Why the Baby Kidnapper Shouldn’t Die

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An obstetrician in the Shaanxi province of China was sentenced to death for child trafficking this week. The 55 year old woman repeatedly told her patients that their new born infant was either deformed or sick. She persuaded the new parents to give up their children for adoption. Instead of adoption, however, the infants were sold to […]

Daily Hardship for Christians in Egypt
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Daily Hardship for Christians in Egypt

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Life is not easy for Christians in Egypt, and the strain is taking its toll. Beyond the reports of churches burned and homes attacked, there is also a more subtle hardship affecting ordinary families. While not universal, mistreatment and discrimination are unfortunately all too common. “Every day we leave our house, not knowing what will […]

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel
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Pope Francis: Espousing a Peronist or Marxist Liberation Theology?

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The role of the laity will be crucial.

Mt. Sinai, Egypt, Camel in Snow, 13 December 2013
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Remember Global Warming

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And Greens are getting rich.

Controlling Women’s Desires in Kenya
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Controlling Women’s Desires in Kenya

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The Kenyan government recently outlined a new brand of coercive population control. Unlike China’s policy which uses coercion to control the number of births, Kenya is trying to control population earlier in the reproductive process by changing women’s desires to have children. In the early 1980’s, the average woman in Kenya had 8 children. In […]

Iraq: “ How Can We Live in Such a Tragic Situation?”
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Iraq: “ How Can We Live in Such a Tragic Situation?”

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“In Iraq there are fewer and fewer Christians. The persistent violence, fear, lack of work opportunities  and the issue of safety for life and limb are forcing us to leave our country, our homes and our families,” Msgr. Shlemon Warduni reported directly on the tragedy which seems never ending. “The future for Christians in Iraq, […]

Middle East – Meeting With Pope and Prayer for Peace
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Middle East – Meeting With Pope and Prayer for Peace

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Hopes are high, ahead of the meeting of the Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East with the Pope. Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, which is in full communion with Rome, spoke to the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), remarking that he expects […]

Demolishing Berlin Wall, November 12, 1989
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Tear Down This Wall: Celebrating Victories Over Communism on World Freedom Day

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Nov. 9th is World Freedom Day.

Egyptian Muslim questions Christianity.  A Catholic replies.
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Egyptian Muslim questions Christianity. A Catholic replies.

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The following interview/discussion took place between Abdallah and me from October 6-8, 2013.  Abdallah is my Facebook friend from Cairo, Egypt. He is a software engineer and a supporter of the restoration of President Morsi.  We met via the chat feature of an online chess program.  (Published with Abdallah’s approval). Abdallah:  Many times I keep […]

Africans Reject Stealth Homosexual Agenda at UN Conference
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Africans Reject Stealth Homosexual Agenda at UN Conference

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Late Friday night, the last day of the final meeting in a series of UN conferences, African officials rejected attempts by UN and sexual rights activists to promote homosexuality and abortion. The UN conference to draft a development agenda for Africa concluded in a fierce clash between regional values and the “progressive” norms pushed by […]

Egypt: “We Never Know Where the Extremists Will Strike Next”
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Egypt: “We Never Know Where the Extremists Will Strike Next”

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Despite a measure of improvement in the security situation for the Christians in Egypt, the media spokesman for the Catholic Church in the country, Father Rafik Greiche, continues to be concerned. Speaking to the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) on Wednesday, he said, “Things have become somewhat calmer in […]

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Think Tanks Measure Global Economic Freedom … the U.S. Declines

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“If it matters, measure it.”

Benghazi Attack
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Reflections on Benghazi

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The rhetoric of President Obama is hollow on this issue.

Obama and Post-American World
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Big Fat Red Line

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The left has a long history of marrying incompetence and malice.

Calling all Catholics: Defend Your Brothers and Sisters in Syria
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Calling all Catholics: Defend Your Brothers and Sisters in Syria

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Catholics are supposed to be the champions of human rights. We are 25 percent of the U.S. population, yet Barack Obama was twice elected president and he wages numerous kinds of war both here and abroad. As Congress weighs Obama’s plan to bomb the Syrian people, Catholics and all Americans need to understand what’s at […]

Police Storm German Homeschooling Family’s House, Seize Children
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Police Storm German Homeschooling Family’s House, Seize Children

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At 8:00 a.m. last Thursday, a team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the family’s children (ages 7–14). The sole grounds for removal were that the parents, Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, continued to homeschool their children in defiance of […]

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