Worth a thousand words: Hail, Mary!

For the month of the rosary, a striking image from a shrine in India. Source. And read more here from the current issue of ONE magazine. [Read more...]

Here it is: "One-to-One"

At long last, Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) and its magazine ONE (where I serve as Executive Editor) now has its very own blog. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m proud to introduce you to ONE-TO-ONE. It’s still very much a work-in-progress — among other things, we’re hoping to launch an RSS feed in the days [Read More...]

Passing the torch

From the In My Backyard Desk, a little news about a change where I work, at the Catholic Near East Welfare Association: Msgr. John E. Kozar, former national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States, has been appointed president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association and the Pontifical Mission for Palestine. [Read More...]

Kudos! — UPDATED

“These are untold stories, rich with the sort of confluence of religion, history, culture and nationalism that reveal true complexity.  The writing pulls from multiple sources in ways that allow us to feel as if we’re not seeing a single tile in a great mosaic, but the entire mosaic itself.  These are a triumph of [Read More...]

From Baghdad to Phoenix: Iraqi Christians settling in the southwest

Bridging the divide between East and West is a big part of the mission of CNEWA, where I work.  So when a colleague posted this on his Facebook page, I found it both newsworthy and noteworthy. When it comes to the plight of Eastern Christians, attention must be paid. From the Catholic Sun in Phoenix: [Read More...]