Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of the U.S.A. Offers Help to Displaced Iraqi Christians

Bishop Francis Y. Kalabat

"We wish to scream, but there are no ears that wish to hear."Those are the words of Bishop Francis Y. Kalabat, leader of St. Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Eparchy of the U.S.A., in a letter expressing his frustration at the lack of response by the world to the ongoing crisis in Iraq.  Bishop Francis urged Chaldeans and other Catholics to support relief efforts for the people of Mosul who have been displaced by ISIS insurgents.Bishop Francis, along with Chaldean Bishop Sarhad Jammo, led a d … [Read more...]

Obama Administration Forgets Day of Families, Military; Celebrates Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

US Flag Over Embassy in Madrid

On May 15, the United Nations celebrated the 20th annual International Day of Families.  Around the world, the U.N. helped nations to refocus on the role of families in development; take stock of recent trends in family policy development; share good practices in family policy making; and review challenges faced by families worldwide.But in the United States, no presidential proclamation.  No encouraging message in the Congressional Record.  No statement on the White House web … [Read more...]

The Holy See Did Not Commit Torture

St Peters Basilica - interior

....But you already knew that.Some people did not know that, though; and so the Critics of Anything Roman, always hoping to give the Church a black eye, tried to suggest that the sexual abuse of minors, which is an abomination and a clear violation of Catholic Church teaching, was a form of state-sponsored torture.Further, they alleged, the Church's stance in opposition to birth control and abortion is also torture.No surprises here:  Among the influential nongovernmental … [Read more...]