June 21, 2019: UN Day marks victory for religious freedom

https://www.catholicregister.org/home/international/item/29774-un-day-marks-victory-for-religious-freedom?utm_source=ADF+International+Alliance+Alert+Subscribers&utm_campaign=28be885019-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_30_09_41_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d877f2b466-28be885019-92538885&mc_cid=28be885019&mc_eid=749ce7a1dd OTTAWA — Getting the United Nations and the European Union to acknowledge the persecution of Christians is an ongoing challenge, but there are signs of progress, says Marcela Szymanski, a lobbyist for Aid to the Church in Need. One positive step was taken May 29 with a United Nations resolution to make Aug. 22 the […]

June 21, 2019 – Custody of Wunderlich Challenged By Authorities

Paul Coleman globalmedia@adfinternational.org via gmail.mcsv.net      Newsletter – June 2019 The same court which ordered the removal of the Wunderlich children in 2013, has again challenged the custody of the children by demanding proof of their school attendance. The Wunderlich family were summoned to a court in Darmstadt, Germany, last week. The two younger children, who are still minors, […]

June 7, 2019 – Book review: ‘Equality and Non-Discrimination: Catholic Roots, Current Challenges’

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2019/06/07/book-review-equality-and-non-discrimination-catholic-roots The book is highly recommended to anyone interested in the issue of equality and non-discrimination. Too much is at stake not to be informed about these key issues. Several of the chapters are powerful enough to warrant book-length treatments of their own. Professor Benson was right to say that not one in a hundred […]

May 27, 2019 – “Aborting Reason and Equality: A Religious Pro-Life Critique of Roe, Casey, and Abortion Rights Rhetoric”

https://www.law.uci.edu/lawreview/vol8/no4/Online_Smolin.pdf Thus, while certain laws or lawsuits may present the issue of a religious accommodation regarding abortion, such constellation of legal issues should not confuse the fundamental position of religion in American society as to the abortion issue. Pro-life religious beliefs are a call to inclusion of all human beings as deserving of recognition before […]

May 23, 2019 – Iraq’s Christians ‘close to extinction’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-48333923 The Archbishop of Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, has accused Britain’s Christian leaders of failing to do enough in defence of the vanishing Christian community in Iraq. In an impassioned address in London, the Rt Rev Bashar Warda said Iraq’s Christians now faced extinction after 1,400 years of persecution. Since the US-led invasion […]

May 10, 2019 – Jordan Peterson: When the left goes too far — the dangerous doctrine of equity

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/jordan-peterson-when-the-left-goes-too-far-the-dangerous-doctrine-of-equity In this occasional series, Jordan Peterson writes from his international speaking tour for his book, 12 Rules for Life. The mantra of Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity (DIE) perhaps constitutes the primary identifying factor of the tiny minority of radical collectivist ideologues that nonetheless have come to dominate the humanities and social sciences in Western […]

May 3, 2019 – BBC News: Christian persecution ‘at near genocide levels’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48146305 The persecution of Christians in parts of the world is at near “genocide” levels, according to a report ordered by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

April 23, 2019 – Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/islamic-state-claims-responsibility-for-sri-lanka-easter-bombings-26423?utm_source=CNA&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter The Islamic State claimed responsibility Tuesday for the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at least 321 people and left 500 injured.

April 10, 2019 – Full text of Benedict XVI: ‘The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse’

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/full-text-of-benedict-xvi-the-church-and-the-scandal-of-sexual-abuse-59639 On February 21 to 24, at the invitation of Pope Francis, the presidents of the world’s bishops’ conferences gathered at the Vatican to discuss the current crisis of the faith and of the Church; a crisis experienced throughout the world after shocking revelations of clerical abuse perpetrated against minors.

April 3, 2019 – POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION CHRISTUS VIVIT OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO YOUNG PEOPLE AND TO THE ENTIRE PEOPLE OF GOD

http://m.vatican.va/content/francescomobile/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20190325_christus-vivit.html And to conclude… a wish 299. Dear young people, my joyful hope is to see you keep running the race before you, outstripping all those who are slow or fearful. Keep running, “attracted by the face of Christ, whom we love so much, whom we adore in the Holy Eucharist and acknowledge in the […]