Tag Archives: Suffering

Deaths in Gaza

Infographic: Washington Post.  

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Why Must Children Suffer For The Sins Of Their Fathers?

(The Atlantic) – A Palestinian medic evacuates the body of a girl from Gaza’s eastern Shejaiya district on July 20, 2014. Source.  

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Is Religion the Primary Cause of War?

Take a look at the data: Atheists and secular humanists consistently make the claim that religion is the #1 cause of violence and war throughout the history of mankind. One of hatetheism’s key cheerleaders, Sam Harris, says in his book … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way

Now this is an image I haven’t seen in a while: It was posted today up at Fr Z’s, where the discussion is martyrdom: Each of us may be called on to give witness that brings suffering.  

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Suffering

We steal and lie. We tear human relationships apart. We abuse the gift of sexuality that God has given to us for purely selfish reasons. We create new idols that can never bring us happiness. We permit the destruction of … Continue reading

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True Christianity is a Persecuted Christianity

As reported on The Deacon’s Bench: That’s from Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda, who serves the Chaldean Catholic Archdiocese of Erbil in northern Iraq.  He spoke with Tim Drake of theNational Catholic Register: What are three things you would like American Catholics … Continue reading

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What Do We Need

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Coptic Protest and Massacre in Cairo

Absolutely horrific! [Warning: Graphic Images on Link] Several people have died in clashes between Coptic Christians and Egyptian security forces, in the worst sectarian violence since the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February. The health health ministry said a total of … Continue reading

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Can you Pray for me Father?

Being an Emergency Services Chaplain (one of the many hats I wear) I’ve seen this sort of thing play itself out far too often: Only if you can prove you are a Catholic. Going by this story. I posted earlier this year about … Continue reading

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Ruined Somali Cathedral Offers Refuge to Drought-hit

AFP: Mogadishu — Beneath the soaring arches of the bombed out ruins of Mogadishu’s Roman Catholic cathedral, desperate families fleeing extreme drought and famine put up huts of rag and plastic for shelter. Over 100,000 people have fled into Somalia’s … Continue reading

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