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Gay Identity: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

Many thanks to those readers who write to me privately and tell me to keep talking about “gay identity,” which the Catholic catechism wisely instructs us to reject. It is too bad that more people are not talking about it. It is today’s wolf in sheep’s clothing. It occurs to me that wolves in sheep’s […]

Memorial of St Vincent De Paul

One beautiful diamond is worth more than a mountain of stones, and one virtuous act of acquiescence and submission is better than an abundance of good works done for others. – St. Vincent de Paul Today is the Memorial of St. Vincent De Paul, founder of the Sisters of Charity and patron of the St. […]

On Cardinal Burke’s Exile

  Cardinal Burke, probably the greatest champion at the Vatican of those of us who love and defend Catholic teaching, has been exiled by Pope Francis. The Anchoress opines here. Father Z opines here. We can try to pretend that he’s not being exiled, but…it is what it is. Exile – expulsion from one’s native land […]

The Suffering Church: Morning Headlines 9/18/2014

In Defense Of Christians Slams Weekly Standard Editor’s ‘Bigotry’ Defending Ted Cruz. The group that hosted one of the largest ecumenical Christian gatherings to address religious persecution in years last Wednesday night, which was crashed in dramatic fashion by junior Senator from Texas Ted Cruz, is calling for an apology from The Weekly Standard for remarks […]

The Suffering Church: Morning Headlines

Readout of National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with Christian Religious Leaders of the Middle East. This afternoon, President Obama dropped by National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s meeting at the White House with a delegation of Christian religious leaders from the Middle East led by Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Rai. Iran’s Ayatollah Declines to […]

The Suffering Church

Today’s Headlines:   Coptic Christian protesters clash with police in southern Egypt over abducted housewife. A couple hundred Christian protesters clashed with police in southern Egypt after holding a demonstration on Tuesday in front of a police station demanding authorities locate an abducted housewife, a security official said. Kurds retake Christian villages from Iraq jihadists. Arbil (Iraq) […]