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 The End of Faith that faith and religion are “the most prolific source of violence…

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.  

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 innocent human life in the womb. We walk past the homeless and the beggars and…

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 to know about Catholics in Iraq? First, that Christianity has had a presence in Iraq…