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 […]

March 29, 2019 – Vatican Guidelines for Protection of Minors – FULL TEXT

https://zenit.org/articles/vatican-guidelines-for-protection-of-minors-full-text/ The Supreme Pontiff Francis’ Apostolic Letter in the Form of a ‘Motu Proprio’ on the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons

March 21, 2019 – US Catholics’ awareness of Christian persecution increasing

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/us-catholics-awareness-of-christian-persecution-increasing-11116?utm_source=CNA&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter   Nearly half of American Catholics say global persecution of Christians is “very severe,” a 16 percent increase from a year ago, according to a new surveycommissioned by the papal charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).  

February 24, 2019 – Pope Francis’ Opening & Concluding Address to Participants of Vatican Summit on Child Protection

https://cruxnow.com/february-abuse-summit/2019/02/21/opening-summit-pope-urges-concrete-efficient-measures-on-abuse/ http://m.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/pope-francis-concluding-address-to-participants-of-vatican-summit-on-child ‘The time has come to work together to eradicate this evil from the body of our humanity by adopting every necessary measure already in force on the international level and ecclesial levels.”

February 16, 2019 – McCarrick Dismissal From The Clerical State

http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2019/02/16/0133/00272.html On 11 January 2019, the Congresso of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the conclusion of a penal process, issued a decree finding Theodore Edgar McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., guilty of the following delicts while a cleric: solicitation in the Sacrament of Confession, and sins against the Sixth Commandment […]