Silent as the Grave — Why so President Obama?

Could you speak out against what is happening in this photo, Mr. President? Why so silent? In the wake of some of the most horrifying anti-Christian violence the world has seen in the last few years, President Obama remains inexcusably mute. He and his administration are proving themselves to be deaf to the cries of Christians suffering. Among the many countries where Christians have sadly fallen ... More

Reader: Obama admin cuts grant to Bishops, Gov. Christie endorses Romney, Christians killed in Cairo

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Payback? The Obama administration has failed to renew a $19 million grant awarded to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to assist victims of human trafficking. The grant was first awarded in 2006 by the Migration and Refugee Services and has helped 2,700 victims of human trafficking. Sister Mary Ann Wal... More

Watching Egypt in Gratitude

Christina Strain is a senior at my alma mater, the Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C. She is also a first generation American — her family fled pending death in Lebanon and then the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Last weekend she wrote about her gratitude that she can worship in peace: As I was walking to Church this morning, I couldn’t help but think how lucky I am.  I... More

In Egypt, Christians and Muslims take turns defending each other

This is so inspirational – a true example of ecumenism and solidarity between faiths in action: “Depicted in this photo, an image from an anonymous source on the ground in Egypt, is a team of Egyptian Christians forming a massive human shield to protect their Muslim countrymen as they prayed during the violent protests yesterday. Beauty amid the chaos.” – And then... More


Egypt burning

Egypt is witnessing an unparalleled uprising now. I am watching live video of the night time riots, which are happening in violation of a presidential curfew. Apparently the army has been called in so things are escalating rapidly. We can know that human beings are being hurt and killed in the chaos. I found this source which provides a succinct explanation of what is going on: What’s happenin... More


In protest, Egypt recalls Vatican ambassador

This is getting worse and worse: Egypt has recalled its ambassador to the Vatican in protest after Pope Benedict XVI urged the governments of several Muslim-dominated countries including Egypt to ensure that their Christian minorities are able to practice their faith without discrimination or violence. “Egypt asked its ambassador in the Vatican to come to Cairo for consultation after the Vat... More



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