Category: International Issues

Pope Francis Calls for a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace on Saturday
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Pope Francis Calls for a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace on Saturday

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“Do you fast? Then feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, visit the sick, do not forget the imprisoned, have pity on the tortured, comfort those who grieve and who weep, be merciful, humble, kind, calm, patient, sympathetic, forgiving, reverent, truthful and pious, so that God might accept your fasting and might plentifully grant […]

Holy Land: Between Hope and Skepticism
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Holy Land: Between Hope and Skepticism

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When it comes to the current peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians the Jerusalem Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali feels torn between hope and skepticism. Talking to the international Catholic pastoral charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Bishop Shomali, who is responsible in the Latin Patriarchate for the Palestinian areas, said (last Friday): “My […]

Pope Francis, Other Christian Leaders Condemn Western Intervention in Syria
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Pope Francis, Other Christian Leaders Condemn Western Intervention in Syria

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Pope Francis, as well as other Christian leaders in the Middle East and around Europe are sounding the alarm of a possible global conflict should the US and other western powers launch an attack on Syria. In an interview with Vatican Radio yesterday, the Syrian Chaldean Catholic bishop of Aleppo, Antoine Audo, said that armed […]

Governments Increasingly Object to UN Abortion Agenda
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Governments Increasingly Object to UN Abortion Agenda

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A growing sense of urgency surrounds the UN development agenda as major milestones approach and long-term goals are set to expire. Of particular concern to some is the fate of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Indeed many governments are expressing increasing exasperation with abortion advocates. In the closing minutes of a recent conference, delegates […]

Egypt: Christians are as Hopeful as They are Anxious
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Egypt: Christians are as Hopeful as They are Anxious

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“The Islamists are taking revenge on us Christians!” These words were the commentary of Coptic-Catholic Bishop of Assiut, Kyrillos William Samaan,  with regard to the latest Islamist attacks on Christians and Christian institutions in Egypt  while in conversation on Monday (August 12) with the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN). […]

In Great Secrecy
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In Great Secrecy

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Baby Crowned
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In America, Every Baby is a “Royal Baby”

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Across the globe, every birth should be celebrated!

Abortion Activists Overplay Hand on Chilean “Hard Case”
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Abortion Activists Overplay Hand on Chilean “Hard Case”

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An 11-year old rape victim has unexpectedly turned the tables on the international abortion lobby as it seeks to use her plight to overturn Chile’s pro-life laws. The girl, known as Belén, is pregnant after several years of sexual abuse by her mother’s boyfriend who threatened her to keep silent. Unlike other “hard cases” where […]

Obama and Post-American World
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A Season for Treason

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An America that goes post-national has made the argument for its own non-existence.

Egypt - Murder by the Cathedral
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Egypt – Murder by the Cathedral

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A representative of international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has given a first-hand account of last weekend’s mass protest in Egypt in which at least three people died in a drive-by shooting near Assiut’s Coptic Catholic Cathedral. Passing on appeals for prayers for peace from two senior clerics, ACN’s Neville […]

Sex-Trafficking in China
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Sex-Trafficking in China

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On June 19, 2013 the State Department released its annual report, “Trafficking in Persons Report.” China received an automatic downgrade to the lowest ranking, Tier 3. The State Department acknowledged the one-child policy as the “key source of demand” for sex-trafficking within the country, but remained silent on revoking the policy in its recommendations for […]

Irish Abortion Bill Will End Lives to Promote False “Right”
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Irish Abortion Bill Will End Lives to Promote False “Right”

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This is how crazy the situation has become in Ireland. The abortion bill that is nearing a vote on the Emerald Isle is being pushed by politicians who promised not to do what they are now doing. OK, maybe this is not shocking anymore. But the bill is being sold as necessary to save the […]

Improvements and Ongoing Problems in Myanmar
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Improvements and Ongoing Problems in Myanmar

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A local Catholic leader has taken a critical view of the progress of the reform process in Myanmar, noting some improvements amid ongoing problems. The Archbishop of Rangoon, Charles Bo, made his comments at an event organized by international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). According to the archbishop, “The democratic […]

France: the Ugly Face of Gay-Fascism
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France: the Ugly Face of Gay-Fascism

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It is as foreseeable as it is unavoidable: a government that abuses its power to impose absurd and counter-natural laws such as on same-sex “marriages” will soon face massive protest. And given that such laws cannot be defended with rational arguments, those in power take recourse to violence and blatant human rights abuse. Sadly, France […]

China Ratchets Up One-Child Policy, Part II
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China Ratchets Up One-Child Policy, Part II

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Steven W. Mosher also contributed to this article. As the municipality of Huizhou, China, redoubles its efforts at population control, little girls, both born and unborn, are sure to die in large numbers. In Part I, we reported that the Centralized Services for Population and Family Planning of Huizhou was undertaking a new campaign to lower the birth […]

 China Ratchets Up One-Child Policy; Ignores Calls from Population Experts
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China Ratchets Up One-Child Policy; Ignores Calls from Population Experts

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Recent reports from the Guangdong province show coercion in China’s infamous one-child policy is once again on the rise. Women in the southern city of Huizhou, which has a population of 4 million, are being targeted for sterilization. Those who have one child are being forced to wear IUDs. Those who have two children are […]

Calling Home Child Soldiers in Uganda
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Calling Home Child Soldiers in Uganda

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A Catholic radio station in Uganda has been integral in calling home hundreds of child soldiers, according to a local Catholic leader. Bishop Giuseppe Franzelli told international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) that “Radio Wa” had encouraged more than 1500 child soldiers to flee and return home in the period […]

Stealth Campaign Used to Push Abortion Drug Where It Is Illegal
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Stealth Campaign Used to Push Abortion Drug Where It Is Illegal

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While debates over abortion laws and international norms continue, a stealthy campaign is underway to gain universal acceptance for the tools and training to do abortions, whether legal or not. One recent example comes from the Kigoma Region of Tanzania. Pro-abortion feminists boast that they have established a clinic dispensing the abortion-inducing drug misoprostol in […]

Wall Will Further Weaken the Christian Presence in Palestine
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Wall Will Further Weaken the Christian Presence in Palestine

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A local Catholic leader has warned about the weakening of the Christian presence in Palestine as a result of the construction of an Israeli security barrier. Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali, who is responsible for the Palestinian regions of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, made his comments while speaking to international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to […]

Benghazi Attack
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Dropping the Benghazi Ball

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Our armed forces had appropriate capabilities but couldn’t use them. Why?

UN Leaders Lament 20-Year Failure to Advance Abortion
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UN Leaders Lament 20-Year Failure to Advance Abortion

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The self-styled “master planner” of a 1990s landmark population conference last week lamented the failure to subsequently advance reproductive rights, often a code for abortion. Tossing aside her prepared speech, former UN Population Fund chief Nafis Sadik revealed she used donations to enable activists to be on government delegations to the 1994 Cairo conference. Cairo […]

Priests from Where?
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Priests from Where?

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Indonesian websites describe the country as a tropical paradise and ecological wonderland.  Its lush forests, mist-enshrouded mountains, and palm-studded beaches draw visitors from all over the world.  Komodo National Park, covering a large aquatic and terrestrial area between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores, is one of the most ecologically diverse regions on earth. The […]

Lady Margaret Thatcher, 8 March 2008
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Well Done, Lady Thatcher… The Passing of the Iron Lady

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Margaret Thatcher is arguably the most complete British leader of the last 100 years.

Death of a Deacon in Syria
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Death of a Deacon in Syria

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A Damascus bomb blast which killed a deacon in training shows that a Christian district of the city is in acute danger, according to a leading Catholic bishop. Benjamin Camil, 35, was on his way home on Tuesday morning, March 26th, after distributing food to destitute people, when he was killed instantly by the explosive. […]

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