“True Christianity is a persecuted Christianity”

That’s from Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda, who serves the Chaldean Catholic Archdiocese of Erbil in northern Iraq.  He spoke with Tim Drake of the National Catholic Register: What are three things you would like American Catholics to know about Catholics in Iraq? First, that Christianity has had a presence in Iraq for 2,000 years. It’s [Read More...]

The “twilight of Christianity” in Iraq

Sad and sobering news, from the New York Times: Iraq’s dwindling Christians, driven from their homes by attacks and intimidation, are beginning to abandon the havens they had found in the country’s north, discouraged by unemployment and a creeping fear that the violence they had fled was catching up to them. Their quiet exodus to [Read More...]

Quote of the day

“The so-called ‘Arab Spring’ sweeping the Middle East holds much promise, yet we must remain vigilant.  The Church abhors the use of violence to meet any goal.  Violence can never be justified.  We want to see a Middle East renewed in its respect of human rights and dignity, especially for her minorities.  We want to [Read More...]


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