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Making a Difference: War with Iran -- not a Catholic option

Image of Two wrongs don't make a right. It takes strong moral courage to break the violent cycle of giving back hurt for hurt. For it takes love to make a right.

"Two wrongs don't make a right." Just think how much better each one of us and the world would be, if we held fast to this morally ... continue reading


1 of 4 kidnapped Nigerian seminarians released after suffering serious injuries Watch

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A Nigerian seminarian who was abducted this month was freed by his kidnappers after 10 days in captivity. Three seminarians kidnapped with ... continue reading



Gaza Exodus: Helping Christians caught in a crisis Watch

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With fewer than 1,000 Christians in a population of 1.8 million, the Christian population in Palestine's Gaza Strip today is less than half ... continue reading


Archbishop Warda: US-Iran tensions threaten Iraq's Christian communities Watch

Image of Jan 8 2020 in Bardarash in the Dohuk governorate shows shrapnel from a reportedly Iranian missile initially fired at Iraqi bases housing US troops

After Iran attacked an air base in Erbil early Wednesday, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil said the current tensions between Iran and the ... continue reading


Archbishop Gomez urges prayers for peace amid Iran tensions Watch

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Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has urged Catholics to pray for peace during amid ... continue reading


Have our prayers worked? USA and Iran back down from war Watch

Image of President Trump announced new sanctions against Iran, but did not announce any military retaliation against the arguably ineffective missile attack by Iran. Peace appears likely, for now.

Our prayers have worked! The United States and Iran are backing down from war.  LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - The prayers of ... continue reading



Pope Francis prays for 176 victims of Iran plane crash Watch

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Pope Francis has offered his prayers for the souls of the 176 passengers of a Ukrainian International Airlines flight, who died when the ... continue reading


Soleimani air strike could mean new danger for Iraqi Christians Watch

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Christian communities in the Middle East are likely to suffer renewed persecution amid the instability following recent U.S. airstrikes, ... continue reading


Here's what's next in the conflict between the U.S. and Iran Watch

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The United States has accepted responsibility for a drone strike which killed a top Iranian general and several of his aides and allies. ... continue reading


War looms in Middle East as Iran plays expert game of brinkmanship Watch

Image of In the event of conflict, the U.S. would quickly overwhelm and degrade Iranian military power for a long time to come.

Iran continues to play an expert game of brinkmanship with the United States, but an error could prove catastrophic.  LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


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