• Chaldean archbishop doesn’t see Christians wiped out of Iraq

    Chaldean archbishop doesn’t see Christians wiped out of Iraq

    • May 10, 2016

    HARISSA, Lebanon — Despite predictions that Christianity could be wiped out of his war-torn homeland within five years, an Iraqi Catholic cleric said he believes in God’s ultimate preservation. “This prognosis may be of thinkers or politicians, but not of the believers,” Chaldean Archishop Yousif Mirkis of Kirkuk told Catholic

  • Theologians’ brief in Little Sisters case may lead to compromise

    Theologians’ brief in Little Sisters case may lead to compromise

    • May 7, 2016

    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court cases, with their multiple friend-of-the-court briefs, leave extensive paper trails behind. Although many briefs get lost in the shuffle, occasionally some stand out. In Zubik v. Burwell, the challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception requirement better known as the “Little Sisters of the Poor” case,

  • Swiss Guards pledge to protect pope with their lives

    Swiss Guards pledge to protect pope with their lives

    • May 7, 2016

    VATICAN CITY — With their left hands clutching a standard and their right hands raised with three fingers open symbolizing the Holy Trinity, 23 new Swiss Guard recruits pledged “faithfully, loyally and honorably” to serve and protect the pope and, if necessary, sacrifice their lives for him. The pageantry of