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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) […]

Why Ted Cruz’s speech at the IDC Summit was anti-Catholic red meat for evangelicals

Rabbi Spero writes at American Thinker: This past Wednesday night, Senator Ted Cruz did a courageous thing. He walked out on an audience that suddenly showed itself to be anti-Israel and even anti-Jewish. Similar sentiments are being spread around in the conservative blogosphere, but is this really what happened? Are Middle Eastern Christians anti-Israel and […]

Where were you on 9/11/01?

Where were you on 9/11/01? I was at home. My son George was at school, in second grade, and I had two little ones at home with me. Mom called and told me to turn on the television because something awful had happened. When I realized what had occurred, I got in the car and […]