Tag Archives: War

If The World Is Trying To Distract You, Then It’s Probably Holy Week

Oh, look at the calendar! It IS Holy Week. So right when you’d really like to settle your gaze on Jesus, meditate over the mystery of the Incarnation, sing praises that your sins have been forgiven, and that death has … 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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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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Praying For All Aboard Malaysia Flight 17, And Mourning Their Loss, In My Own, Feeble, Way

I heard the news the other day about Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashing in Ukraine. And then the world learned that it had been shot down by a surface-to-air missile. What a senseless tragedy. I went outside on a break … Continue reading

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To Pray For Our Christian Brethren Who Are Under Attack In Iraq UPDATED

Where I live, it’s another lovely Saturday. The kids slept in, the lawns are being cut, Father’s Day barbecues are being planned. Comparatively speaking, all is well. That is not the case in Iraq these days. And even if it … Continue reading

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Remembering, With Gratitude, The D-Day Sacrifices Of The Fallen

Pope Francis remembers, and is grateful. Francis praised “the numerous soldiers who left their country to land on the beaches of Normandy to fight against Nazi barbarism and free occupied France”. The Vatican said Francis “also does not forget the … Continue reading

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The A-1, Best Thing, You Can Do For The People In Ukraine…UPDATED

Pray for them. Pray for peace, justice, a cessation of bloodshed, and that the conflagration that has erupted there ends soon.

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Al-Qaeda Learns How To Lobby Congress? UPDATED

Just put together an American 501(c)(3), nonprofit corporation, call it the Syrian Emergency Task Force, and get busy swaying the opinions of seat holders in the House and Senate, writing op-ed pieces in the big papers, etc. One of my senators, Bob … Continue reading

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