- Charles C. Camosy
- Nov 21, 2020
Ever since the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS), there’s been rising alarm regarding the future for Christians in the Middle East. A Catholic priest who recently returned to his village in northern Iraq after six years in Rome described what he found as “shocking,” but doubled down on the need for Christians to survive.
The Daughters of Charity were a centralized and hierarchical order, under the authority of an elected superior general. This new model gave a strong unity to the sisters trained and used to act in the same way.
Ethiopia – From Every Clan is a documentary about Abba (Father) Goesh, a Catholic priest braving the odds of a hostile climate and hostile people to bring the Gospel to the Dassanech people on Ethiopia’s Omo River.
One curious thing about being named a cardinal of the Catholic Church is that recipients of the honor are almost always caught unaware. Celestino Aos of Chile, for example, was having Sunday breakfast Oct. 25 when he took a rather irritated phone call from his sister.
Daniel Philpott, Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, says the level of rancor between the two parties is so high that we commonly read predictions of violence or constitutional crisis surrounding the elections.
Ahead of a Nov. 1 referendum on changing Algeria’s constitution, a leading Christian rights organization is voicing concerns over the possible effects on religious freedom.