[UPDATED] Osama is dead, Al Qaeda is alive. Obama is a liar, Part III

[UPDATE 10-10-12 at 5:16 p.m.: Turns out part of my point is spot-on. A book about to be released by Mark Bowden that chronicles fairly in-depth details of the process within the Obama administration to hunt and get Osama corroborates my point that Obama hunted Osama as the sine qua non of foreign policy. Why did this article appear today and the book will be released soon? As  @bdomenech put it... More

We follow a dead and resurrected Lord. Why should we expect less?

From the intertubes, spotted in the twitter feed of a friend, Mindy Belz writes of “Wins and losses: Christianity is a defeated thing that survives all conquerors” The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its annual report in March, citing 16 countries as the world’s worst religious freedom violators. Outgoing commissioner Nina Shea pointed out... More

Jus ad Bellum et in Bello: Just War Theory, today.

So what to do with Just War doctrine when considering what transpired the other day? In the raid that bagged Osama bin Laden, the United States sent a military team into another country without that country’s explicit authorization or involvement to conduct a military operation against a target within that country’s borders. The team accomplished its narrowly defined mission and then l... More
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Christians are living in “near-genocide conditions.”

Kurdistan is divided among several countries but largely retains its own national identity. The Christian population in Iraq is in dire straights. At nearly 1.4 million in the early 1990s, it is down to less than 400,000, according to Most Reverend Bashar Warda, archbishop of Erbil in the northern part of the country. The archbishop was in England and Northern Ireland recently on a visit organized... More

And Now for Something Completely Different: Christians Building in Northern Iraq

Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt, and now Jordan are in tumult. The ancient Chaldean and Coptic Christian communities are on pins and needles. Priests and prominent Christian politicians have been murdered. There have been bombings at churches in Baghdad and Alexandria. Kurdistan is divided among several countries but largely retains its own national identity. But the Christian community in the Iraq portio... More

One week after attack, Catholic Iraqis return to mourn

We must never forget our Catholic brothers and sisters who are under attack in Iraq. To get to Mass at Our Lady of Salvation Church on Sunday, worshipers had to pass through a blockade of police trucks, past armed sentries on the rooftop, and through a security checkpoint where they were frisked for weapons and explosives. Some came in mourning black, many in tears, most in a spirit of quiet ... More

Terrorists storm Mass in Iraq: Murder priest, kill dozens of hostages

Papists, please pray. Armed terrorist attacked a Mass being celebrated in Baghdad earlier this evening. They immediately killed the priest, and then took the congregation of roughly 100 hostage. When security forces attempted to break in, the terrorists detonated their suicide vests, killing over 50 Catholics and wounding dozens more. The descriptions of the “bloodbath” that took place... More
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