ROME — Remi Marzina Momica has seen it all: A victim of a 2010 bus attack and among those forced to leave his home when ISIS invaded last year, he says Iraq’s “shattered” Christians need help.
“Christians are shattered, like crystal glass all over. (From) being a culture who started the Bible’s Old Testament to a people with no land, no work, no schools, no hospitals … nothing!” Momica told CNA April 4. “Where is the global Christian community?”
Momica is a Syriac-Catholic seminarian, currently studying in his final year of theology at the Al-Sharfa Seminary in Harissa, Lebanon.
He formerly studied at St. Ephraim’s Seminary in the mainly Christian city of Qaraqosh, which is now under the...READ MORE
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas became on Tuesday the first state to ban abortions by a procedure known as “dilation and evacuation,” which is common during second-trimester abortions and is called “dismemberment abortion” in the law.
Local pro-life advocates say the legislation is an opportunity to save the unborn from a horrific procedure, while providing a model for other states.
“Some states have to take the lead. We’re proud to be one of those states,” Kathy Ostrowski, legislative director of Kansans for Life, told CNA April 8. “With very solid, carefully constructed laws, I think we really can make a difference.”
The procedure is used in about 600 abortions in Kansas annually, about 9% of...READ MORE