Where is the Patheos Muslim Channel’s Voice in the IS Genocide…


... It's strangely silent over there.Sam Rocha asks what I've been wondering for weeks now,My question to my Abrahamic brothers and sisters at the Patheos Muslim channel is, why are you not reporting on — and joining — the predominant voices of your religious community (and your channel editor)?What are we to make of the silence?Saying nothing can actually say a great deal, and probably not what you intend. Things like silent approval or apathy towards the situation. I can … [Read more...]

Novena for Religious Freedom…


... Yup. Another novena.Tomorrow begins the novena for religious freedom.With threats to religious liberty around the world, we have decided to dedicate this novena for religious freedom.“The saints have always been the source and origin of renewal in the most difficult moments in the Church’s history.” - St. John Paul IIThis novena was written to be a prayer to all Saints and particularly to Martyrs.Sign up here with Pray More Novenas to get daily reminders and the pr … [Read more...]

Church Bells Fall Silent in Mosul


... "Last Sunday, for the first time in 1600 years, no mass was celebrated in Mosul."1600 years. Let that sink in for a moment. 1600 years.The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized Iraq’s second largest city on June 10, causing most Christians in the region to flee in terror, in new kinship with the torment of Christ crucified on the cross. The remnant of Mosul’s ancient Christian community, long inhabitants of the place where many believe Jonah to be buried, now faces ann … [Read more...]