Please Pray for Fr. Tom

03/25/2016 Comments (3)

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, a prisoner of a barbaric group with possible ties to ISIS, could be crucified today on Good Friday.

Although there are many conflicting reports, please pray for Fr. Tom.

The Franciscan Sisters of Siessen reportedly recently posted on Facebook that they were “informed that the Salesian priest, Fr. Tom, who was kidnapped by ISIS from the Missionaries of Charity Home in Yemen is being tortured and is going to be crucified on Good Friday. This calls for serious concerted prayers from all of us.”

Fr. Tom was reportedly captured by the barbaric terrorists in a raid on a retirement home in Aden in which 16 people were killed including four nuns. The only survivor of the...READ MORE

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Top 10 Sales Pitches for Pope's Fiat

03/17/2016 Comments (1)

One of the two Fiats Pope Francis used during his visit to New York in September of last year will be driven in the New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade today.  Monsignor Robert Ritchie, Rector of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, will drive the car to the Cathedral where it will be reviewed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan and driven the remainder of the parade route.

The Fiat 500 will then be available for bids on the auction site, and all of the proceeds of the auction will be used to support Catholic schools in the archdiocese, Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services and the Catholic Near East Welfare Association.    

So if you're interested in purchasing the Fiat for a good...READ MORE

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Priest Waves Bloody Shirt, Begs U.S. to Label Anti-Christian Violence "Genocide"

03/12/2016 Comments (9)

Father Douglass Bazi, a Chaldean Catholic priest in Iraq, held up a bloody shirt at the National Press Club this week while begging the U.S. State department to recognize ISIS' targeting of Christians in Iraq and Syria as officially genocide.

“I’m begging here--begging people of America to recognize it as a genocide," said the Iraqi born priest, according to CNS News. “They call my church the church of martyrs or the church of blood.”

Fr. Bazi recounted that his church had been blown up twice, his car was bombed, he's been shot, kidnapped, and tortured with a hammer. He held up his bloody shirt as evidence. But he made clear that this is not out of the ordinary and that he's one of the...READ MORE

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When the Last Christian is Killed in the Middle East, Will it be Called Genocide?

03/08/2016 Comments (15)

When the last Christian in the Muslim dominated Middle East is put to the sword by ISIS, will the mass slaughter then be labeled "genocide?"

As of now, the Obama administration is still mind-bogglingly refusing to label the anti-Christian violence "genocide."

Pope Francis confirmed last year that “a form of genocide is taking place” against Christians in the Middle East. The European Parliament passed a resolution labeling ISIS’s slaughtering of religious minorities as “genocide” in the Middle East. Hillary Clinton herself has called ISIS's killing of Christians a "genocide." But Obama refuses. White House Spokesman Josh Earnest explained that the legal definition of genocide "that has,...READ MORE

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Celebrity Scientist/Agnostic Says Jesus Would Vote for…

03/04/2016 Comments (18)

For an agnostic, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a lot to say about Jesus.

Tyson, who is widely claimed by atheists as one of their own, always calls himself an agnostic. But the other day, he took it upon himself to teach us who Jesus would vote for on twitter. Because, you know, if you're looking for theological accuracy you should be on Twitter. Id' bet it likely was right in line with who Tyson would vote for.

Now, of course, he doesn't say who he's vote for because he's an astrophysicist and therefore above such mundane concerns. In much the same way, he refuses to be called an atheist because he says he's only one kind of "ist" and that's a scientist. You see, he's above the...READ MORE

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Newspaper Labels Clarence Thomas "It"

03/01/2016 Comments (6)

The Daily Mail refers to Clarence Thomas as "it." Their headline:

IT SPEAKS! Justice Clarence Thomas asks a question in court for the first time in 10 YEARS in gun case

Can you just imagine if a conservative organization de-humanized an African-American liberal?

The thing is, I don't think they did this just because he's black. They're doing this because he's a black conservative Christian. And that's not allowed so therefore he's fair game for dehumanization. He is the "other."

This is not an anomaly. Look at how Senator Ted Cruz has been treated. The New York Times itself explained why there's been no media hoopla over the fact that Ted Cruz is the first Hispanic to win a caucus....READ MORE

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"Make Them a Cupcake": Kasich and Religious Liberty

02/26/2016 Comments (25)

Governor John Kasich is no friend of religious liberty. In fact, he recently mocked Christian business owners who refused to take part in same sex weddings.

Kasich, who once boasted that he attended a same-sex ceremony, flippantly said, "if you’re a cupcake maker and someone wants a cupcake, make them a cupcake. Let’s not have a big lawsuit or argument over all this stuff. Move on.”

Kasich's dismissive view of religious liberty fails to take into account that it's not the Christian business owners who are initiating legal proceedings. And also, using the glib phrase "make them a cupcake" is an attempt to belittle the very real religious objections some business owners have. Kasich's quote...READ MORE

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New App Changes Every Mention of "Pro-Life" to "Anti-Choice."

02/22/2016 Comments (24)

They say this is a way to further dialogue about abortion, it seems to me that it is shutting down dialogue.

There's a new Google extension app that will change any and all mentions of "pro-life" to "anti-choice" on the Google Chrome browser.

“Tired of seeing the fraught term ‘pro-life’ used ubiquitously and incorrectly, we conceived of this extension to shift the language of the discussion towards a more accurate framework,” states the online description of the “Choice Language” tool.

The anonymous creator partnered with the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund for the big release. Andrea Miller, the president of NIRH, told Think Progress that she thinks that the term...READ MORE

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Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report.