Tag Archives: Iraq

What ISIS Really, Really, Wants, And More Importantly, What Joe Six-Pack Wants For ISIS

  So, there was this article published by The Atlantic online a week or so ago. You probably saw it. You might have even shared it on social media ( I know I did). It was written by Graeme Wood, titled … Continue reading

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Joe Six-Pack’s Succinct Thoughts On ISIS, Archbishop Sheen, The Whirlwind At The Archdiocese of Pravda, And MOAR

It’s been a weird month so far in the internet version of Catholiclandia and we’re only up to day 6. You may have noticed that I haven’t posted a cotton-picking thing since the month began. I assure you, my lack … Continue reading

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James Foley, Marquette ’96, Writing On The Power Of Prayer UPDATED

The reports are flooding in that journalist James Foley has been beheaded by the terrorists of the Islamic State. He had been kidnapped while on assignment in Syria several years ago.

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Keep Calm, And Keep Praying. We Aren’t Abandoning The Persecuted In Iraq UPDATED

  On Thursday, President Obama gave a brief speech that raised the hackles of folks seeking speedy solutions to the slaughter of Christians, and other religious minorities, that is occurring at the hands of the Islamist fighters of ISIS. From … Continue reading

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Because Of The Holy See’s Diplomatic Corps

It’s been a long time since I titled a post with that starts with the word “because.” But given what is happening on the world stage these days, especially across that swath of territory in the Middle East, where an … Continue reading

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Tune In To “A Closer Look” Tonight As A Passel Of Catholics Talk About ISIS, Iraq, And What It All Means

I’ll be joining the panel tonight at 6 pm ET talking about Iraq, Middle East persecution of Christians (and other religious minorities), lawless bandits acting like nation states, whether neighboring countries care, etc., with Elizabeth Scalia, Tod Worner, and the golden … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: ISIS Onslaught “offends God and offends humanity.”

Listen to our brothers and sisters. Listen to our shepherd.

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As The World Seems To Claim That God Is Dead, He Speaks To Us Today Via The Prophet Nahum

  Surely I’m not the first to notice how oftentimes, through the daily readings, or by way of the Liturgy of the Hours, God breaks through our thrall towards world events, and speaks to us directly.

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ISIS: Modern Day Iconoclasts Bent On Cleansing Islam Of Idolatry

The wildflower that has sprung up in the power vacuums created in the Syrian and Iraqi deserts has a name, and it is ISIS. Would you believe the roots of this particular group of terrorists are deeper than just being … Continue reading

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“Brothers, I call upon you in the name of humanity, rescue us!”

Yesterday, the Catholic Church as a whole set aside a day of prayer for the beleaguered parts of the body of Christ that are being assaulted by ISIS. If you’ve been paying any attention to the posts of The Anchoress, … Continue reading

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